Your resume is one of the most important pieces of paper you carry in your portfolio. It is a microscopic picture of your work, your interests and what you are at the macroscopic level.
- What your resume tells the person in front of you is WHO you are and WHAT you have done in the previous few years of your life. I basically paints a portrait of you as a person in front of the interviewer. Because of this, it is very important to decide what all to put in your resume, and this can vary from company to company. So, different resumes for different company types are not a bad idea.
For example, it is generally advisable to showcase your co-curricular activities in front of non-tech companies, but in front of core companies, your academic achievements or research work should be highlighted.
- All important points should be given space evenly, and the unimportant ones should be eliminated altogether.
- No single point should be emphasized upon in your resume. 2 to 3 lines per point are more than enough, as you should also leave something for the interviewer to ask!!!
Some quick do’s and don’ts about Resumes-
- Keep the resume 1 page. (at the max 2 pages but still refrain from a 2 page resume)
- Give a one line information about each of your work and internships.
- Use a Template.
- Organize the information in reverse chronological order.
- Be thorough with whatever you are writing.
- Standardize your resume with particular font style and font size.
- Write about information such as ‘Won XYZ drawing competition in Class 2′ and the likes.
- Try to fill the resume with unnecessary information (interviewer will ask for details if he requires them).
- Format your resume in fancy and/or large fonts.
- Fake the information in your resume.
- Fill redundant data.
- Relavent Achievements go here
- Internship at XYZ Corporation Month 1 – Month 2
- Ø One line Detail about the Corporation
- Ø Brief outline of the project undertaken.
- ABC Project, Month 1 – Month 2
- Ø Position held
- Ø Challenges faced and achievements
- Work 1/Association 1 Month 1 – Month 2
- Ø Slight brief about the work,
- Ø Your position, responsibilities, challenges faced and learning.
Positions of Responsibility
- Position 1
- Position 2
- Position 3 etc
- Hobby 1, Hobby 2, Hobby 3