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?
Student
  • About you
  • About your Education
  • About Educational Projects
  • About extracurricular activities
  • About your Aspiration, interest area
  • Any achievements
An Engineer currently MBA Finance student at IFIM looking for internship in Software company in Finance division.

 

 

Fresher Applying for Job
  • About You
  • Your Dissertation Project
  • Your Training attended
  • Your interest Area
  • Your education details
  • Any achievements
I am a B Tech Graduate from NIT Bhopal looking for a job in Mechanical division or marketing department.
Experience professional
  • Highlight Your experience in bullets
  • Highlight your last 2-3 roles in details
  • You can highlight your white papers or certifications
  • Highlight your skill areas and training
  • Your achievements and awards
  • Your companies you worked for
  • Your education background
  • Personal details
MCA professional looking for architect level profile in a software development company in Bangalore.
Skilled Worker (Painter, Electrician, fitter, Driver etc)
  • Mention your refence in Industry
  • Highlight Your experience in bullets
  • Highlight your last 2-3 roles in details
  • You can highlight your white papers or certifications
  • Highlight your skill areas and training
  • Any professional reference
  • Your achievements and awards
  • Your companies you worked for
  • Your education background
  • Personal details
Certified mechanics looking for job in Automotive jobs in Chennai
Women restarting their career
  • Highlight Your experience in bullets mentioning you took a break.
  • Highlight your last role in details
  • Highlight anything you did extra in last role
  • Highlight your skill areas and training
  • Your achievements and awards
  • Your companies you worked for
  • Your education background
  • Personal details

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)
  • References
  • Your professional association
  • Your certificates and background
  • Experience in bullets
  • Any interesting case you solved
  • Any awards recognition
  • Any charity association/interests
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.

Good Luck!

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