Campus Recruitment – Resume Preparation – Contents of a Good Resume
Contents of a Good Resume
Contents of A Good Resume
- Personal Details: The most important detail is your name, mentioned in bold. Your contact information including email IDs and telephone numbers should be clearly written.
- Summary: Writing an objective is a thing of the past. Instead, summarize your experience and skill set in one or two effective sentences. This would immediately grab the hiring manager’s attention. E.g. Five years of experience in software quality assurance.
- Past Work Experience: Include the details of your previous employment and briefly mention the significant projects that you were involved in. Mention the organization name and also the duration of your work. The order should be starting from recent to past.
- Educational Qualifications/ Training:
Mention the formal qualifications, certifications and training that is relevant to the position being applied to.
- Core Competencies: Mention your skill set or core competencies. This section would enable a hiring manager to decide whether you are suited for the job or not.
- Professional Achievements: Write a few sentences about your noteworthy professional achievements. Try to include testimonials in support of the same, along with the resume.
Example: getting funding for your college project which was recognized as a viable and a good project by the funding company/ Winning a technical white paper competition etc.
- Co-curricular Activities: This section does not mean you write about your hobbies. Write about your activities in areas other than academics or professional life, which have contributed to your overall development. Example: membership and participation in cultural groups/ sports/ social service etc.
- Personal Interests (Optional): Some personal interests like writing articles, poetry, reading foreign languages that add to your competencies can be mentioned.
- References: You may mention a maximum of three references who could either be your academic faculty or your previous employers. Friends , neighbors or family cannot be used for reference. Indicate that references are available on request. In case your hiring manager needs more information, send the name, contact number and email ID as a separate attachment. Writing a resume requires your patience and time. Devote a good amount of time in resume development, thereby increasing your chances of being chosen for a job interview.