Resume tips for freshers

By: geetika

Resume is a French word that means “summary”. A resume gives a brief account of one’s education, employment & other skills, used in applying for a job position. If you are a fresher looking for a job, it is important for you to look good on paper.

Here are a few tips that can help you make a good resume:

1. The Format:
There is no one correct resume format for making a resume. A resume is a way to showcase your profile in your unique style. Just highlight what you think makes an impressive statement.

2. Write The Basics:
Objective – To attract the employer, in about 2-3 lines to highlight your focus in life, amalgamated with your skills and job requirement.
Contact Info – Make sure that you put relevant, current and correct contact information. It will come handy for the employer.
Education – Mention your degrees and the credentials, in a complete fashion. Also, don’t forget, to specify any certifications undertaken for that extra edge.
Experience – If you have any internship or any other kind of employment experience, include it in your resume.
Skill-Set – List all the buzz words that describe your potential best.

3. Attract with Specifics:
If you are a multi-talented person and if you are seeking vacancies in different sectors, you must amend your resume suiting the needs of that particular job.
Stress on the areas of your expertise and strength in that field to appear the most deserving of that spot.

4. Mention Important Pointers:
One very interesting thing to mention in your resume is the Volunteer Professional activities. These pointers not only showcase your leadership, commitment and abilities but, also diversify your interest and skill set.

5. Advertise yourself in your resume:
Don’t sell yourself but advertise yourself. You must have read it millions of time. But, it truly leaves an impact on the employer. Mention all your valuable assets, even if they don’t seem to fit for a particular job.

6. Reverse writing:
Always list your qualifications and experiences or anything that has a chronology, in a reverse order. In other words, place everything in order of relevance, from most to least and current to previous.

7. Formatting Matters:
Use of suitable fonts (Times New Roman, Arial etc.), margins (1.5 inches preferably) and indentation is a key to a good resume. Avoid making a fancy sheet overloaded with creativity.
Other than that, always make your resume in a .doc (Word Document) with a size within 100Kb or maximum 2 pages with a decent file name.

8. Proof read it afterwards:
Apart from essential spell-check, grammatical anomalies and punctuations, make sure that you get your resume proofread by people attentive to details. Do consider their valuable critiques.

9. View ability:
While making a resume, keep this thing in mind that you have to target the recruiters. Also, to market your resume effectively and make it viewable, use right sources and right networking.

Apart from these aforementioned rules, you can always seek resume writing services help from some good company. You can also refer to some pre-designed resumes for help. But, always try to make your original resume.

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Geetika Jain writes on behalf of, a leading job portal for jobs in India. is a recruitment platform & provides products & services like>resume writing services, Salary Tool, Resume Database Access & Response Management tools to corporate world, placement agencies and job seekers in India and overseas.

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