Here in this part, we will ascertain as to what information and details a job seeker should employ within his resume and in which order. In a resume, you can use a variety of headings on the basis of the resume type you choose (to know about resume types go to this link).
No matter what type of resume you are working on but these three are the most important things to include in it:
Your Personal Information – At a first glance, the employer should clearly see your name on the resume. It should be clear, easily readable and must stand out in the whole resume.
You should also include your address, contact numbers and a valid email ID incorporating your first and last name.
There are things not to be included:
- your height, weight or age
- Your photo (remember the employer will see your skills not your face – it will not be a beauty pageant!!)
- Other details like identification number etc.
Your Education – Starting with the most recent and writing down in the backwards manner list your education in the separate space. Include your institution’s name, city or state of attending it, and the year you passed from there.
Always take care of any specialized degree you have got. Any diploma or vocational certificates are ad-on for your resume. Mini-courses like software, computer, first aid, or any other training is essential to describe in your resume.
Your Skills and professional experience – Resume is a great tool to show where you have worked and at what post, things you learnt there, and how you polished your skills and increased experience working in that organization. Highlighting your abilities, experience and skills relating your personality with the applied post is mandatory too. Your hobbies, paid or unpaid work and vocational/training experience really count there.
Remember, your ultimate aim to write a resume is to impress an employer. This must be done in a strategic manner. P-A-R statements are really good to use while building your resume.
- Problem – state the problems you faced in your previous job
- Action –explain what you did to strive those problems
- Result – jot down beneficial results in brief
You can include other relevant info also in your resume. You can happily insert your job goals, languages you are comfortable with, relevant awards and accolades also your hobbies, interests and activities showing your abilities and positive points of your personality.
Resume is all about to show – you are the right fit!
Though there is no hard and fast rule about headings, etc. But be sure that you are always precise in the titles, keep it concise also and show important information at the top and accordingly.
There are various tones and scenarios which govern the direction of writing and expressing the sense of your resume. Now you know what to include and what should be left while writing it, come later to get in touch with our next part in this series and know what if you do not have relevant experience, skills and related things to weigh up your resume!
Stay connected, we will be back soon with the next part!