► Get your best qualities and skills highlighted on your resume
► Your resume should draw attention to those aspects so that hiring managers don’t have to guess whether you’re perfect for the job
► Put a strong Job Title/Resume Summary statement
► Showcase ‘Initiatives’ instead of listing out ‘Duties’
► Add testimonials to back up your professional accomplishments
► Include links to your professional profiles
► Show numbers to back up your accomplishments
► Build the inverted pyramid to prioritize the information. Put the most important information at the beginning of the story and work your way down
► Know the purpose of the header on your resume. This enables the recruiters to know your basic contact details and where you are at present.
► Make sure you give your contact particulars which should include your e-mail id, phone number and address. Create a formal mail id.
► Your objective should be customized for each role you apply to. Just keep in mind the employer’s requirement.
► The work experience section must include the name of the company, designation and its time frame.
► Educational details with the year of completion must be mentioned accurately.
► Honors and Awards section includes relevant academic recognition, to add extra value to the CV.
► Create a dynamic portfolio on social media channels like facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to tap the recruiters.
► Use fonts like Tahoma, Helvetica, Times New Roman or Courier for an online portfolio.
► Organize all information under the regular headings as ‘Synopsis/Profile’, ‘Work Experience’, ‘Skills’, ‘Achievements’, ‘Awards’, ‘Extra-curricular’ and ‘Personal Details’.
► Add related keywords to get visible in recruiters scan.
► Add some power words such as experience, management, project, development, business, skill, professional, ► knowledge, team, and leadership to your resume.
► Avoid some junk words like me, myself, need, chance, develop, hard, first, learning, etc.
► Add a good summary statement to you resume. An objective that tells an employer what you hope to gain from the opportunity, a resume summary statement calls attention to what you can offer a company.
► Different resume formats will be available for different domains like Finance, IT, Marketing and others.
► Customize your resume for each job description. Study the Job Description and pull out certain keywords and phrases and use them in your resume.