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How to prepare a resume ?
- July 12, 2017
- Posted by: taact
- Category: Steps for successful career
Resume or bio data is the first, though indirect interaction of the recruiter with you . So, it creates the first impression of you. Due importance needs to be given to this document as it paints a picture of you & your past from all perspectives in front of the selector . It greatly influences short listing from hundreds of candidates .
Following aspects needs to be taken care of while preparing a resume …
- Asthetics / neatness
- Objective of the career
- Educational qualifications with academic performance
- Acquired Skills / strengths
- Experience ( If any ) of organisations or project work, internship
- Extracurricular activities
As the resume is a kind of picture that portrays you, a shabbily prepared resume conveys that neither you have an ability to prepare a written document nor you have an aesthetic view. It also conveys your careless approach about the overall process. Need not mention that Spelling / grammatical mistakes reduces your short listing possibility to almost zero.
Objective of the career
This one sentence clarifies whether you have clarity about career path & goals. It also conveys that you have your own ideas about your career , you have decided this goal after analysing your interests , quality & opportunities in the field & you can justify the same . So, do not copy career objective of others . Be prepared to justify your objective in a convincing way. It will also create your image as a thinker .
List out educational qualifications with academic records & institutes / university details . Honesty is the key. Do not hide the lost years , less marks etc. It is not true that the academic record is the only criteria , a recruiter looks for. Be prepared to offer honest justification for the less marks , lost year etc….
The recruiter knows very well that a qualified person need not have the skills / qualities , he/she is looking for. So, to differentiate from other candidates, you need to mention the specific skills possessed by you. E.g. ability to design a control system for furnaces . Ability to design an electrical power control centre etc. Similarly , if you are aware about your strengths or qualities which may differentiate from others, ( such as very good communication skills, Convincing ability, problem solving ), then mentioning the same will add to the weight age . Please be prepared to prove these skills & qualities during interviews as most of the interviewers will try to confirm these skills during interview .
This is one of the most important part of the resume . Working experience need to be written with detailed job profile & responsibilities & designation .
For fresh graduates, the work experience is the internship & project work. If you write in detail, interviewer will normally ask questions on the experience .So, honest details are necessary.
This needs to be given due importance as this is the main source of the recruiter to guage your soft qualities such as team player , leadership , Physical , mental strength. etc. So, please write in detail about your activities .
In short , please be honest while writing the resume . Do not copy others . Be ready to justify the claims made in the resume .
Spend sufficient time & thinking while preparing your resume …….
Once your attractive & genuine resume succeeds in attracting the recruiter, the next step is to face interview. You may get some inputs from my next article ,
By Nilesh Salgaonkar, Founder Director of TAACT