Before you start applying for jobs in your relevant stream, it is very important for you to have a polished resume. Resumes or CVs reflect your overall background information. Hence, it’s necessary to make a resume that will leave a good impact on the recruiter or the interviewer.
Here are few tips on how to build an eye-catching resume –
Heading: Heading is mandatory on the resume and it should always be on the top of your resume. A Heading should include details like your name, phone number, and email address. If you have any professional website, then you can mention its web address.
Objective: In this section, you can describe your goals for the position. Avoid writing lengthy paragraphs and use only one or two sentences. However, it is best to write cover letters instead of career objectives.
Education: This section should contain your overall academic background with school/college name, marks/percentage, and year of passing. If you have any special accolades like professional certificates then you can mention those in this section. Mention your recent educational qualification first and then all other qualifications in consecutive order.
Selected Experience: Mention your overall work experience in this section. List all your jobs, internships, and volunteer work here. Keep the job description as short as possible and highlight only relevant and important works. Write down your company name, your designation, location, and the time period you worked there. Mention your most recent experience first and then all experiences in chronological order.
Skills: You can mention your skills apart from your academics. Skills can be of professional, technology, software, foreign language, and creative background. Write only a few important skills and avoid stuffing your resume with a list of not so important skills.
Activities: If you have been involved in some volunteer work or activities then you can mention them all here. This is also a filler section that reflects your personality through your leadership and communication skills.
At last, proofread your resume and cross-check if you have missed any important points. Always try to customize your resume into short and relevant points.