How to make a resume

Developing an effective and creative resume that gets results can be a daunting task. But if a few of the simple things are taken care of, your chances of being shortlisted for the interview will be enhanced.

These are some basic things that make a lasting impression:

  • Determine your job search objective prior to writing the resume and write the contents of your resume around that objective only.
  • You don't need to go into detail about every achievement. Make every effort to be clear and concise. The purpose of your resume is to generate enough interest in you.
  • The language should be simple and grammatically absolutely correct. The format must be chosen carefully and consistency should be maintained throughout.
  • Use a font size not smaller than 10 point and font style "Times New Roman". Write every heading in Bold with a font size of 14.
  • To improve the presentation and comprehension, use bulleted sentences. This bulleted sentence format makes it easier for someone to quickly scan your resume and still absorb it.
  • Use the appropriate key words and match them with the contents in your resume, highlight your suitability for the job profile.
  • Write the positive and leave off negatives and irrelevant points. Lead with your strengths. Focus on the duties that support your objective.
  • Limit the length of your resume to 1-2 pages. Help the reader to scan your resume efficiently and effectively.
  • Clearly put your contact details on the top of Your resumes not in header or footer.
  • Within personal details mention your passport details, DOB and Visa/Work permit status.