Mindqjobs.com : Resume structure and Covering Letter


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Mindqjobs.com : Resume structure and Covering Letter

  1. 1. Structuring the Resumewww.mindqjobs.com
  2. 2. Resume and Covering MailResume - A brief account of a persons • Personal Information • Qualifications • Professional or work experiencewhich is submitted for employment.Covering Mail - An accompanying email sent as anexplanation, introduction, or record. www.mindqjobs.com
  3. 3. Resume Vs Curriculum Vitae• A resume is a one or two page summary of your skills, experience and education. While a resume is brief and concise - no more than a page or two• A curriculum vitae is a longer (at least two page) and more detailed synopsis. A curriculum vitae includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details.• Its better to use the term “Resume” if you want to mention it. www.mindqjobs.com
  4. 4. Reverse Chronological Order• List your most recent jobs, projects, accomplishments, educational qualification first and then go backwards• All details are listed with dates• All current activities have end date listed as “Present”. www.mindqjobs.com
  5. 5. Content of a resume• Personal Details • Personal Information • Introduction • Extra-curricular Activities • Achievements• Educational Qualifications• Professional Details • Work Experience • Projects • Technical Knowledge • Functional Knowledge www.mindqjobs.com
  6. 6. Providing References• Potential employers can ask for references• References should be people you have interacted in the past that can attest to the skills and qualifications that you have for the job you are applying for• Do not use someone for a reference unless you have their permission• References can be in the form of a letter or verbal• Verbal references are where the contact details of the referrer is given to the employer to contact• Former bosses, college professors, co-workers, customers, vendors, and colleagues make good references www.mindqjobs.com
  7. 7. Tips for resume writing• Use Action Words• Write clear and simple sentences. Try to use Problem- Action-Result type of paragraphs.• Try to avoid the use of “I” too much• Do not use slang language• Use technology/functional area specific terminology• Be Positive• Be as specific as possible• Proofread your resume many times and have others look at it www.mindqjobs.com
  8. 8. Covering Mail• Covering mails are emails that contain the resume• A covering mail is a letter of introduction where you present yourself to your prospective employer.• It gives a personal touch to your application.• The purpose of a cover mail is to introduce yourself.• The main purpose of a cover mail is to express that you want to do the work.• They should be customized based on the company and the job being applied for www.mindqjobs.com
  9. 9. Structure of a covering letter• First Paragraph • Introduce yourself briefly • Mention the position you are applying for • Specify how you learnt about the position• Second Paragraph • Write about your strengths to do the job. Do not repeat the same sentences in the resume• Third Paragraph • Where and how you can be reached • Thank the reader for their time www.mindqjobs.com
  10. 10. Example covering mailDear Sir/Madam,My name is Suresh Kumar and I completed my B.E (ComputerScience) from NIT, Warrangal in the year 2012 having secured 73%.I came to know about Manual Testing openings in your esteemedorganization from the Times Ascent newspaper dated 22 January, 2013.I can be contacted on this email id or on mobile 9876543210.Thanks and Regards,Suresh Kumar www.mindqjobs.com
  11. 11. Create your resume on mindqjobs.com• You can create a free resume on mindqjobs.com • Create a free account • Go to the menu choice Jobs > Resume Builder • Complete your profile by filling in all the sections• Share Your resume • Each student is given a unique URL of the resume – share this with the world. Everyone will have access to the updated resume• Track who views your resume in the menu choice Jobs > Resume Tracking• Print a professional looking resume as a PDF right from the site www.mindqjobs.com