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Drafting a resume

This topic covers information on how to write a resume.

Resume Writing

The most important thing while applying for a job is your Resume. It doesn't matter how qualified or experienced you are, if the skills you posses or your experience and achievements you had are poorly presented, then you are going to have trouble in getting the job you want.

Format of Resume

The following guidelines are to be followed while writing a resume:

    Text Format: The first thing that catches the attention of a employer is the size of the text and its font. Usually its best to keep a font size of 11 or 12 and, the font prefered is Times New Roman, Calibri and, Arial.
    Margins: Your page should have one inch margins with 1.5 or 2 point line spacing. The body of your resume will be aligned to the left and your header should be centered at the top of your page.
    Heading: You should give all of your contact information including your name, address, email, and phone number. Your name should be in a slightly larger size - either 14 or 16 point font.

Order in writing a Resume

The following is the order to write a simple resume

  • Provide your education details.
  • List all your awards and achievements.
  • List your key skills in your area of specialization.
  • List your employment history.
  • List your extra curricular and volunteer activities.
  • At last, write your declaration with your name and date.

Source: Sneha T

Sakthivel Jun 10, 2018 11:08 AM

Nice. Easy explanation

K.Suri Babu Oct 09, 2015 10:05 AM

Resume preparation is an art for any individual job seeker. It should be very precise and clear. Many individuals fill the resume with paragraphs to paragraphs of their achievements and awards. It is not needed. Achievements and awards should be sum up with specific information and line to line markings. Employers want to know the ability and character of the job seeker by observing their resume. It should be one page or minimum two pages only to incorporate all the details of the job seeker clearly and precisely. Resume always should attract the employer.

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