resume is a summary of a person's objectives, education, professional
experience, training and achievements.
Resumes are also taken as indicators of a person's communication
and presentation skills. Resumes that are concise and to
the point are more attractive than those that stretch to a number
of pages with unwanted details.
The first step is to refine your own thought processes regarding
the area in which you want to specialize. Increase your awareness
of your interests, strengths and weaknesses and determine the area
that you would be best suited for (given your education and experience).
Knowledge of an area need not translate to interest in it. Identify
the area that you find most interesting before you start your job
name, postal address, email address, and phone number(s) where
you can be reached.
of your educational qualifications
of additional qualifications (Software skills, certifications
from recognised bodies etc.)
summary of each project with details of software ,hardware, OS
and precise role played in each project.
objective statement that clearly describes the type of position
you hope to obtain - avoid this if you can not be precise.
of Professional bodies.
statement offering references details of project work etc. on
the above, candidates should use their discretion in choosing the
data to be included. The exact mix is person-dependant and is
the factor that sets one apart from the other.
to watch out for:
honest in describing your experience, interests and career plans.
resume packed with too much information would risk losing the
choice of fonts and formatting can enhance readability - overuse
of Bold or Italics or Underline options could distract the reader.
the difference between proficiency in language/ platform/ package
and exposure in those areas. While you may have the knowledge,
employers look for hands on experience in the area.
the role that YOU played in a project. Employers have only marginal
interest in the projects done by your current/former employers.
YOUR experience is what they are interested in.