Proper planning is the first step for a perfect career - get your resume right

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  • 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.

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