Resume Guidelines

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  • Resume Guidelines By Bint-e-Salman
  • What is the purpose of Resume?  The purpose of a resume is to provide a summary of your skills, knowledge, abilities and accomplishments.  It is a quick advertisement of who you are.
  • If you are seeking job you must know: “Your resume is to get you an interview, not a job” “Its purpose is to get you an interview call”
  • The Core Components of Resume: 1. Header 2. Objective 3. Education 4. Experience 5. Skills 6. Honors 7. Reference
  • 1.Header At the top of your resume, include the following information: Your full name Residential Address E-mail Address Contact number
  • Cont’d  Make sure your email address is professional. e.g. don't use something like; “princess_doll@hotmail.com”.  It is not necessary to label your resume “Resume of” at the top of the page.
  • 2.Objective:  A short statement that tells the employer what specific position you are applying for.  Keep the employer’s requirement in mind while writing the objective.
  • Objective Examples: For Human resources:  Seeking a position as a Human Resources Intern with prospect where I can apply my HR knowledge derived from my degree.  Position as Human Resources Workforce Operations Specialist.
  • 3.Education  In this portion write all educational qualification from class 10 till present.  Write all your qualification in a reverse chronological order;  i.e. the latest qualification on top.
  • 4.Experience  This can include work experience, internship experience.  To see if you have done anything that reflects your potential capability.  State dates and relevant places on employment.
  • 5.Skills  This is the place to put your creative skills and abilities.  With the advance of technology, it is increasingly important to include a section on computer skills.
  • Cont’d  This should include any of your knowledge of computer programs, hardware, software, database knowledge, and/or Internet functions.  If you have any other notable skills, such as foreign languages, or writing skills include these here.
  • 6.Honors This portion can include;  Academic Awards  If you have published any articles or books.  Scholarships  Any other professional achievements
  • 7.Reference  Use faculty and employers as references, not personal acquaintances.  Make sure your references are aware you are using them so they're prepared to talk about you.
  • “You know that a resume is the first step in searching for that fabulous new job, but how can you make sure that the resume you send out is not going to get tossed into the blue recycling bin?”
  • Here are some Do’s and Don’ts The Resume Don’ts:  Don’t include personal information: like age, height, weight, date of birth, marital status, sex, ethnicity, health, religion, or political affiliations.  Don’t use colorful paper – white, buff or beige is standard.
  •  Don’t say you were laid off or fired from your last position. Save it for the interview.  Don’t use fancy fonts.  Don’t include salary information.  Don’t ever lie on your resume.
  • The Resume DO’s:  Do make your resume clear, concise and easy to read.  Use professional, easy-to-read fonts (e.g., Arial, Times New Roman, Garamond, etc.)
  •  Do keep your resume up-to-date. You never know when opportunity may come knocking.  Edit and proofread multiple times.  Makes your resume look quick and inviting to read.
  • Conclusion: Now you all are able to understand that how to write an effective resume for the job. “Effective Resume is a tool to land an interview”
  • Thank You
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