How to Make a Resume/C.V
How to Make a Resume/C.V
Resume Writing Tips
Does a good resume really matter? A good resume is a passport to the interview
Getting an interview call depends a lot on the content of your resume. A good or badly made resume can be the difference between making your phone ring, specially in the IT sector, it’s virtually impossible to get a call without a well written resume.
Preparing a CV
Keep the following points in mind while preparing your resume
- Every part of your resume should be a positive statement
- Write a brief career progression but lay it out in reverse order
- Where ever possible begin a sentence with an adjective. eg. Implemented, Created, Faciliated, Achieved etc
- If you are applying for a sales job highlight your achievements in dollars
- Do not give silly email address. It does not look professional. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Depending on your experience, your resume should be not more than 2-3 pages
- Finally check your resume for typos, spellings and grammatical erros. Check it and then check it again.
Creating your Resume
A) Section One
Begin with your name and address on top
Briefly describe what you have done and what you want for yourself in the future.
A marketing professional with 9 years experience in Banking and Insurance industry. I have worked in developing new loan products as well as credit cards. I have a proven track record of motivating a large team and have consistently exceed targets.
Summaries your key strengths as this will assist the interviewer in short listing a candidate. Although there is no fixed rule ideally 5-6 points should be a good summary of your key strengths
B) Section Second
Recent one first. Outline your key responsibilities in your various roles and then briefly mention your major achievements. Always start a sentence with an adjective.eg Successfully launched, Demonstrated, Established, Developed, etc. These words demonstrates your leadership styles of driving results. All hiring leaders are interested in knowing what value you can bring
C) Section Three
Next, list your professional / educational qualifications. List down any additional professional qualifications that is relevant for the job applied for.
When giving your educational details show your highest qualification first. Include details of degree classification, but avoid listing the degree syllabus - this indicates little depth to the rest of the CV content. Only mention the grades and subjects are not relevant.