Secrets Of Writing A Stunning Resume
By Naeem A Syed
Given below are some of the
Tips explaining the Do's and Don'ts of Resume/CV writing:
Always either print or page set up
your resume on A4 letter size, preferably white paper.
You may use ivory colored paper also, which will help
easy identification in a pile of Resumes/CVs.
Always get the resume typewritten
by a professional, or type for yourself in such a
way, giving adequate space between the paragraphs,
and allowing sufficient margins. Use single space
in between lines and double space in between paragraphs.
Always use simple and understandable
full words. You can use "etc" for etcetera
avoiding "Engr" for Engineer.
Write short paragraphs - preferably
five to seven lines.
Ensure that the Resume/CV and the
cover letter are error-free. Always proofread before
submission. It is better to take help from one of
your friends to check for errors.
Remember to rewrite resumes/CVs for
a specific job. Thus you can create more than one
resume/CV and be qualified for more than one job.
Include your talents and applied
skills for the development of any activity of each
one of your jobs.
Write clearly about the relevancy
of your experience with the job you are applying for.
Write about your association with
Professional Societies, Chapters, Social Clubs and
Organizations. Mention if you have contributed to
them in any way, but only if they're appropriate to
the job you are applying for.
Every new thing you learn or do in
the interest of your job is valuable information to
quote. Hence, keep track of those activities, which
could be quoted during Annual Appraisals within your
company to get a raise in your earnings or promotion.
Should you quote any references in
your Resume/CV, give each of them a fresh copy of
Let the Resume/CV accompany with
a Cover Letter customized accordingly.
Retain a copy of your Resume/CV with
you, for your reference.
Ensure your Resume/CV reaches its
destination in time.
In order to remember what you have
quoted always re-read your resume before attending
an interview. This way you would be able to answer
any question from the interviewer pertaining to anything
you have written in your resume.
Give full and correct contact address
along with telephone and/or mobile numbers.
Use clearly visible photograph if
you like to attach one to your Resume/CV.
Now let us see a few points
which you should avoid doing while preparing your
Don't lie. Be truthful in formulating
Don't give reasons on the resume
for your termination of services with your previous
companies or for any reason voluntarily leaving a
job. In almost all cases, this will result in negative
implications even for your reasonable explanation.
You can far better explain this in person, during
Don't list your dozens of hobbies,
sports and social activities at a stretch. Limit this
information to a couple of lines.
Don't write "References can
be given on request". If they need, they will
ask you to give any Reference. Hence, this is an assumed
Don't write your PAN Card Nos. ID
Card Nos. etc.
Don't write about the occupation
or position of your spouse.
Don't write your personal philosophies
regarding a social problem or your likes and dislikes
about any subject.
Don't list references on the resume
unless specifically asked for to quote.
Don't write exact dates of your joining
a company and leaving the company. Writing Months
and years are sufficient.
Don't date your resume. This is because,
if your resume is found in a website a few months
later by any Employer, this will appear outdated.
Instead periodically you can update your resume.
Don't give your present companies
telephone number, unless your immediate boss is aware
of your activities of job hunting.
Don't write any adverse remarks about
your personality, appearance or health.
Don't write your lesser qualifications
on the top when you are a college graduate or post
Don't write as to how good you were
in your high school, when you are already a Graduate.
Don't write a different objective
other than the targeted job or occupation.
Don't use chat room jargon and buzz-words
anywhere in your resume. For example : 4u, u r, etc.
Always write full words.
Don't give your salary information
on the resume. Keep the same to reveal at the time
of the interview. If you are called for to give that
information, reveal the same in the cover letter.
Thus you can avoid quoting the same resume to other
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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