Top 10 structure of Resume
Resume is a summary of the qualities, academic and professional qualifications, work experience, achievements and awards of the candidates applying for the job. It is the selling tool to make the prospective employer to influence his decision to call the candidate for the job tests/interview.
The following are the different parts of the resume:
Personal Information :-
It should include name, address, age, contact phone number, fax number, if any and email address. It may be placed on the left side at the top of the page.
Paste your recent passport size photograph at the right side at the top of resume page. Provide it, even if it is not asked for.
Goal statement :-
You may make a goal statement relating to the function area of interest combined with the industry, if necessary. For instance, ‘ An entry level position of an assistant in the brand promotion area in the FMCG industry’.
State the recent educational data first followed by the earlier ones in reverse chronological order. State the degree, university/institute, year of passing with grades, percentage of marks, distinction, rank obtained, scholarships, and prizes, if any.
Work Experience :-
If you have work experience, state it effectively. It would enable the employer to evaluate whether or not you have the necessary background for the current position. Clearly, work experience in the related field for which you have applied indicates that you are interested in that you are interested in that type of work.
List the jobs in reverse chronological order – most recent one first. State the following:
- Name, location, and dates of employment for each company.
- Position or designation held in each company.
- Major achievements in the position held in each company.
Extra-curricualr activities :-
You may mention the extra curricular activities that you are currently engaged in. It may include sport activities, culture activity, social activities, etc.
Special awards or prizes won may be highlighted in the resume. The awards may be academic, on-the-job awards, culture or sport awards, etc.
Preferential Category :-
In India, especially in government organisations, preference is given to certain sections of the society such as scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other backwards castes, ex-servicemen, freedom fighter, physically challenged, etc. Reference must be made to such category, if necessary. Evidence must be provided for the same.
You may provide at least two references for verification of your credential. The reference may include previous employer/superior, professor/research guide or any other respectful person. Name, address, contact number, e-mail, etc. May be provided of the references.
You need to put your signature on the resume. The signature would make your resume authentic.
Resume can be in chronological order from most recent to the earliest one. The resume should preferably be tyde on a single A4 size paper or at the most, it may occupy two pages. Write the resume in simple and clear languages and avoid jargons. Don’t attach certificate unless asked for.
Covering Letter :-
The resume must be accompanied by covering letter. The covering letter must include.
- Job applied for.
- Reference to the advertisement, name and date of publication.
- Time required for joining, if selected.
- Statement regarding, the authenticity of the details mentioned in resume.
- List of enclosure, if any.