Resume is the first thing that the employer notice when someone applies for a job. Having an effective resume can increase your chance to get an interview call. Here, we will learn about the tips to create an Effective Resume, especially for Freshers.
Sometimes, we have confusion 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.
Tips to make a Resume for freshers:
Get all content together
It is good to collect all information together so that you can arrange them into sections. Here is the list of sections where resume should have well-written content.
- Contact Information
- Career Objective
- Training and certifications
- Projects or Portfolio (If any)
- Skills & Qualities
- Awards and Achievements
- Personal Profile
A resume layout should looks elegant, consistent and attractive. Here is the checklist to review layout:
- 1-2 Page for Freshers & 2-3 Pages for Experienced
- Bold section headings
- Consistent gap between the sections
- Easy to read fonts
Use a Template
You can start with any template. There are lot of templates available if you search “Free Resume Template” for your profile. You can also find sample resume (for web designer/developer) in this page as well.
Font family and size
You need to choose a font family which is easy to read and supported by most devices. For example: Helvetica, Arial, or Times New Roman. Times New Roman is widely used font, as it is the default on Microsoft Word. You can choose font size is 11-12pt for regular content and 14-16pt for section headings/titles.
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/git link.
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 show how you will be using your skillset in benefit to the organisation.
Always list your professional/educational/project history from most recent to least recent (reverse order) and clearly set apart.
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
Once all content is placed, you can review your resume from top to bottom. You can also get it reviewed by someone who has experienced.
Don’t do over formatting
Avoid using graphics, or clip art in a resume. Resume should focus on text with simple yet consistent formatting.
- Page margin should be 1 inch for all sides (0.5 inch is also acceptable).
- Focus on your content as per the job description and requirement.
- Utilize resume space wisely
- You can also use google docs (If Microsoft office is not installed) to prepare a resume and download it as a PDF file.
- Consistently, update your profile and resume over the jobs portals.
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