Resume writing tips
From a fresher to an experienced job searcher, one of the most frustrating things is finding the right resume format. There are a plethora of articles online filled with a myriad of tips on how to grab the recruiter’s attention, however they are all flawed in some way or the other. Or the information you need is buried beneath irrelevant content. We present to you, some resume writing tips that will help you in your job search.
a. In the upper right-hand corner of the resume, add your contact information. While this may seem, self-explanatory there are a few factors to consider.
b. Select one email address and one phone number to include on your resume. We recommend setting up an email address that's dedicated to your job-search activities and using your cell phone number on your resume, as this gives you the ability to receive calls, who answers the phone, and when.
c. Avoid the use of unprofessional email ID’s like mr.coolGuy@gmail.com. These days many recruiters will search for your online profiles before they decide to interview you. Save them some time by including the URL to your LinkedIn profile. If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile then create one.
d. If you have little to no experience then start by listing your educational achievements in chronological order, with the most recent being the one on top.
e. List the institution, its location, the name of your degree, your stream, your graduation year, and any honors associated with the degree.
f. Lastly, it’s important to call out any technical skills or proficiencies that you may hold. Remember that when a recruiter searches for a profile, the bots crawl the keywords on all the resumes to find matching search criteria.
Once you are done making the resume, we highly encourage 3rd party feedback, like a faculty, placement expert or even a friend or family member. They are sure to share valuable feedback or some tweaks that you can make to ensure it’s easy to read. Remember a resume should be short and quickly grab the attention of a recruiter. You can impress them with your interpersonal and technical skills later on in the interview. A resume will help you get into an interview!