How to make a Resume for Freshers

Resume is the first thing that employer notice when someone apply for a job. Having an effective resume can increase your chance to get an Interview call.

But most of us are pretty much confused about the difference between a Resume and a CV (Curriculum Vitae). Here is the very basic difference between these two:

Resume: A resume is a brief summary of your personal, educational, professional experiences.

Curriculum Vitae: A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a detailed summary of your entire educational and professional histories.


Here are the tips to make a resume for freshers:

Get all content together

First thing to do is to focus on your content rather than design and layout. Otherwise, you may need to re-do the design and formatting the work. The most important sections for a resume content are:

  • Contact Information
  • Career Objective
  • Training and certifications
  • Experience of any project if any
  • Educations
  • Skills
  • Awards and achievement for fresher

Resume Layout

A resume layout and its content is meant to be selective and concise. So, keep in mind the following points while choosing a layout:

  • Single page in length and maximum 3 page
  • Clear and bold section headings
  • Ample white space, especially around margins
  • Easy to read font style and size

Use a Template

If you don’t have enough time to format all the content, the fastest way is to use a pre-designed free template.

Font Style and Size

Font style should be supported by all where such as Helvetica, Arial, or Times New Roman. Times New Roman is widely used font, as it is the default on Microsoft Word. Ideal font size is 11-12pt for regular content and 14-16pt for section headings/titles.

Contact Information

Your name and contact information should appear at the top of the page without any exception. So include your name, phone number, email address, and the current location of residence. You can also include your LinkedIn profile and website/portfolio link.

Career Objective

This section is less about what you can do and more about what you will do. You should keep it to 2-3 well written sentences that shows how you will be using your skill set in benefit to the organisation.

Reverse Order

Always list your professional/educational/project history from most recent to least recent (reverse order) and clearly set apart.

Relevant Keywords

Spend some time matching your qualifications to the job to ensure you’re including the appropriate keywords and skills. It will also help the recruiter see how your skills and experiences make you an ideal candidate for the specific job.

Review Your Resume

You should review your resume to match up the job description and requirement. You can also get it reviewed by someone who is experienced one.

Don’t Go Over-style

Even in the case of an artist or designer’s resume, one should resist to use any sort of clip art, confusing lines or borders, or fancy bullets. Your aim is certainly to stand out, but fancy extras only serve to confuse.


Key Points:

  • Ideal resume length can be of 1 page for fresher and maximum 3 page for senior profile.
  • Page margin should be 1 inch for all sides (0.5 inch is also acceptable).
  • Modify your content as per the job description and requirement.
  • Well utilization of space can be a plus point.
  • Use google docs to prepare a resume and download it as PDF file.
  • Consistently, update your profile and resume over the jobs portals.

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