How to write resume effectively

Most of the times, resume reaches to the employer before you. So, it should be effectively written because:

  1. Resume represents you.
  2. Helps employer to know you better.
  3. Gives an idea of your writing skills.
  4. It provides your contact information.

So, we should be better care of the resume structure and its do’s and don’ts for creating a good impact on your recruiter.

Basic Structure –

The basic structure should be in given order.

  1. Name
  2. Contact details
  3. Career Objective – Career Objective should be effective and to the point. In this, you can describe.
  • Who I am?
  • What I want to be?
  • How will I make your company successful?
  1. Skills
  2. Experience – If you are a fresher then don’t mention.
  3. Academics
  4. Projects
  5. Achievements
  6. Personal Details


Do’s for a Resume –

  1. Use keywords –

Pick some keywords from the job description posted on Job Portal and include these keywords in your resume. This will increase your chances of getting interview calls.

  1. Avoid paragraphs –

It’s better to use bullet points as recruiters review hundreds of resumes in a day. So, it will help him to get better visibility of your resume.

  1. Showcase qualities and achievements –

Show your qualities on some places apart excluding the achievement section of your resume.

  1. Use professional Fonts –

It’s better to use professional fonts like Times New Roman, Arial, Calibri with medium font size.

  1. Avoid xerox –

It’s better to take printouts of your resumes instead of xerox it will give your better readability and quality.


Don’t for a Resume –

  1. Don’t use colored Paper –

Always use white A4 size sheet to create your resume.

  1. Don’t use jargons or slangs –

Don’t use abbreviation and jargons as it can confuse recruiter.

  1. Don’t do punctuations and mistakes –

Always be aware that you are not making any silly grammatical or punctuation mistakes.

  1. Don’t copy from the internet –

It’s not a good practice to copy exact content from the internet. However, you can take references from the internet but never do exact copy paste work.

  1. Don’t show negative information –

Never mention your weakness in your resume.


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