Your resume should draw attention to those aspects so that hiring managers don’t have to guess whether you’re perfect for the job. Get your best qualities and skills highlighted on your resume.
Here are the tips for a perfect resume :-
► 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.
► Present the most important information at the beginning of the story and work your way down.
► The header of your resume 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. Put 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.