Write a Good Resume
By Naeem A Syed
Though selecting a better format is an essential rather strategic decision, one format cannot be suitable for everyone, and every job. The formats may differ according to the position you are applying for and according to your vast experience and skills you posses. However, each format should have at least the following parts in order to present yourself effectively:
Your Job Objective in better terms
Highest Qualifications highlighted
Your Skills with regard to the job applied for
Your work experience in relevance to the job
Your achievements for the benefit of the Firm you worked
Your work History with different Firms and locations, in Chronological order
List of your Educational qualifications, Training, extra curricular activities, social works, Awards and accomplishments, if any.
Personal Details, Contact Address
Generally, in the environment of Indian subcontinents, most of the employers prefer a short Resume having a couple of pages, giving to-the-point details. However, for Gulf Jobs, you need to prepare a comprehensively well written and explained CV. Hence, remember to prepare different set of CVs while applying, appropriately. Always use A4 size paper.
A good or well written resume is not going to be a guarantee for you to get a job; but a resume not written well or not comprehensive enough to the point, can certainly prevent you from getting an interview call. Without attending the interview and getting selected, chances of getting a job are bleak. Let us see the above points in brief :
1. Your Job Objective in better terms
Compose a small but clearly stated paragraph, saying what, for whom and where do you require to input your talents and apply your skills. Your aims and aspirations at the work level at the best interest of yourself as well as the company that you may join. State as to what type of responsibility you could handle efficiently and how would you promote the same.
2. Highest Qualifications Highlighted
Write the highest qualifications you posses, at the top. Your employer may not be interested to know as to how you fared in your high school, when he needs a 1st Class Graduate. Hence, you should always write on the top the highest qualifications you posses. Then list below one or two equally important or little lower qualifications you posses. If you posses Master qualifications of Business Administration and also of Computer Application, highlight MBA first and then MCA, while applying for a job of HR or Management. But for a job of a Computerized environment, List MCA first and then MBA.
3. Your skills with regard to the job applied for
Write about the excellent skills you posses with regard to the job you apply for. Here it is assumed that you are applying for the job that is advertised. If you are applying for an Accountant's job, you may write the skills such as, Ledger Preparation, Trial Balance or Balance Sheet Preparation, Invoice Verifications, Credit Control, Budgeting etc.
4. Your work experience in relevance to the job
Write about the experience of relevant application of each skill in the performance of your duties with regard to the job. Highlight the period and prolongation you needed due to the skills you posses for the accomplishment of a good result.
5. Your achievement for the benefit of the Firm you worked
Write about your achievements for the benefit of the Company, you got due to your enriched experience, applied skills and talents. For example, point out if you have drawn an strategy of cutting costs in a particular area to control the budget, which reflected in costing of the end product.
6. Your work history with different Firms and locations in Chronological order
List the history of your work giving details of the latest job on the top. Then list the 1st previous job, 2nd previous job, and so on. If you were the Sales Manager for different areas, you can highlight those too, with the sales target achieved.
7. List of your educational qualifications, training, extra curricular activities, social works, awards and accomplishments, if any
Here you can list your Educational Qualifications, Trainings you have undergone, Workshops and Seminar attended, your extra curricular activities, Sports details if the Company you are applying for is known to have encouraging sports activities. List your awards and certificates and your social work activities, Club Membership etc. 8. Personal Details, Contact Address If you are applying for a job outside your country, you may need to quote your Passport details, personal details such as your date of birth, home address, contact address, telephone and mobile numbers, Email address etc. Such details can be quoted allotting a prominent space for the same, depending upon the format you chose for your Resume or CV. The contact details may appear at the top of the page, at the right or left side of the page a column separately drawn for that purpose, or at the end. However, care must be taken for easy access of your contact details, by the Employer. Ensure correctness of the Telephone and mobile numbers, and a live email address, in order for you to receive communication.
Attach or paste the photograph (Passport Size) at either corners of the first page, on the top
At the end, either at the right side or left side of the page clearly write your name. Sign the document. Review your Resume or CV before submission.
Naeem Syed is the Founder And CEO of Shaadmaani.Com & AmburNet.Com. A Co-founder of CaliberJobs.Com. A Social Worker And Responsible Citizen of India, Naeem Syed has several Websites for the benefit of Citizens of this world. He writes on Social Issues and Cultures. Naeem Syed may be contacted at http://www.Shaadmaani.Com and http://www.CaliberJobs.Com
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