Sensible and right resume format is the key to success. Right content requires right construct, Let’s understand what is the right construct?
The important parts of your resume:
About you, professional experience, Education, certification, awards & recognition are the main parts of your resume. Most important part is “About you” which is a combination of 1 to 2 short lines. This typically involves your education background, your current role/state, expertise & your ambition. It certainly not about What you are? i.e. Your Gender, Ethnicity, Nationality, Region, SSN etc most importantly this section sets the tone for reader and help them go further into the resume.
The other sections with an example of “about you” are described in this table:
|The Construct i.e. What should be highlighted?||Example of About You/Who you are?|
||An Engineer currently MBA Finance student at IFIM looking for internship in Software company in Finance division.
|Fresher Applying for Job||
||I am a B Tech Graduate from NIT Bhopal looking for a job in Mechanical division or marketing department.|
||MCA professional looking for architect level profile in a software development company in Bangalore.|
|Skilled Worker (Painter, Electrician, fitter, Driver etc)||
||Certified mechanics looking for job in Automotive jobs in Chennai|
|Women restarting their career||
Need not mention why you quit last job
|Core Java Developer with 5+ years of experience in Accenture looking for a job.|
|Industry Experts(Dr, CA, CS, cheff, nurse etc)||
||MBBS DCH(London) looking for Department head role in any hospital in Bangalore.|
Hope you have got a sense of what goes inside a resume. The job is not finished here you should target the right type of content in your resume. What is the job description? most importantly update your resume in every 6 months even though you are not looking for job. You may be interested to read other article on how to get your resume selected for the job? READ HERE.