Campus Recruitment – Resume Preparation – Sample Resume Format
Sample Resume Format
- Personal Details: Your name, address, telephone number(s) and email address.
- Career Summary: Replace your “Objective” with a “Career Summary”. A Career Summary is designed to give a brief overview of who you are and what you do. Most Objectives sound similar: Seeking a challenging, interesting position /maximizing the bottom line with my contribution/ To be the best in industry etc. Develop a summary that highlights your technical skills and how you have used them before. Writing long objectives diverts the attention of a hiring manager from the real purpose. Do not write any irrelevant or negative information (Gap in your education, backlogs, low percentage, employment gaps, change of career, personal experiences, etc.).
- Education and Training: A list of your formal academic qualifications, certifications and any other relevant training you have completed in reverse chronological order, putting the most recent education first. Write achievements instead of responsibilities. Begin accomplishment statements with powerful action verbs.
Certifications are done to learn technical skills which are in popular demand. List the certifications done under separate heading. List the full name of the certification, the issuing organization or institution and its location and the date issued.
- Skills: This is the place to put important and/or interesting information that does not fit anywhere else. With the advancement of technology, it is increasingly important to include a section on computer skills. This should include your knowledge of computer programs, hardware, software, database knowledge, and/or Internet functions. If you have any other notable skills, such as foreign languages, artistic accomplishments (like passing diploma in music/arts), or writing skills, include these here.
- Project Details: Write only the most important information in this section. Following details would be sufficient.
Short description of project (Not more than 5 to 6 lines).
Your role in project (This is very important).
Technologies used in project.
What you have learned or achieved during the project.
Any recognition to project like awards, certificates, letter of appreciation, honors conferred, etc.
Don’t write everything about your projects. Example, How you started, who were the members of your team, how many lines of code you wrote etc. That will make the resume very lengthy.
- References: Simply indicate that references are “available upon request” in a paper version of your resume. You should know at least 3 people who can serve as your references. Ask in advance for permission to use them as references. Use faculty and employers as references, not personal acquaintances. Do not include their names, address, or phone numbers on the resume. You may send a separate sheet with this information along with your resume, or wait until the employer requests references.