Resume Preparation - Checklist -


Friday, November 8, 2013

Resume Preparation - Checklist

  • Around 75% of candidate profiles get rejected due to the lack of a good resume.
  • Many Job seekers especially entry level freshers are not capable of composing a good resume that adequately highlights their abilities.
  • We receive many resumes daily from job seekers which they themselves composed but did not get results in the job market.

Resume Checklist:
  •     Did you list educational activity such as training?
  •     Do you have experience in money management?
  •     Do you have any people management activities?
  •     Have you listed organization-building activities?
  •     Have you mentioned your people skills?
  •     Do you have selling experience?
  •     Have you discussed your ability to interact with customers or clients?
  •     Have you included your ability to work as part a team?
  •     Have you listed your trouble-shooting or problem solving skills?
  •     Have you mentioned your ability to organize data?
  •     Have you listed activities when you organized projects?
  •     Did you include your writing skills?
  •     Did you include your ability to lead others?
  •     Have you listed all extracurricular and volunteer work?
  •     Have you included your particular values and work ethics?

Things to Remember and Keep in Mind:
  •     The most important step in getting a job is getting in the door for an interview. A resume that stands out from others is the best thing you can do to get that opportunity.
  •     Use a resume type that presents your background in the strongest way. There is no one way to prepare a resume. Chose a style that best reflects your strong points, i.e. Educational Resume, Work-Experience Resume, or Skills Resume
  •     Job placement still comes down to what you have to offer (e.g. skills, qualifications, academic, experience, accomplishments), but presenting yourself in the best light available is key.
  •     Graphics can help make or break the appearance of the resume. Make important points stand out by chunking the information, using shaded boxes, or carefully placed elements.
  •     Professionally printed resumes look best, and can usually be copied at a quick-print shop at little expense. Have the printer use a good quality paper - white, off-white, cream or beige. This is no time to skimp.