Most of the times, resume reaches to the employer before you. So, it should be effectively written because:
- Resume represents you.
- Helps employer to know you better.
- Gives an idea of your writing skills.
- 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.
- Contact details
- 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?
- Experience – If you are a fresher then don’t mention.
- Personal Details
Do’s for a Resume –
- 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.
- 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.
- Showcase qualities and achievements –
Show your qualities on some places apart excluding the achievement section of your resume.
- Use professional Fonts –
It’s better to use professional fonts like Times New Roman, Arial, Calibri with medium font size.
- 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 –
- Don’t use colored Paper –
Always use white A4 size sheet to create your resume.
- Don’t use jargons or slangs –
Don’t use abbreviation and jargons as it can confuse recruiter.
- Don’t do punctuations and mistakes –
Always be aware that you are not making any silly grammatical or punctuation mistakes.
- 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.
- Don’t show negative information –
Never mention your weakness in your resume.