1. Don’t ignore seemingly minor points – Make sure that your résumé includes your name, mailing address, contact no and email id.. Ensuring that your prospective employer has all the information to contact you.
  2. Be to the point – It is good idea to capture the attention of the employer by stating easily digestible information. Consider beginning your résumé with a specific, highly condensed summary of your professional background, skills, and attributes. A summary also helps to give your résumé focus.
  3. Use language that strikes – Use strong and energetic words. Emphasize on your achievements, not how well you performed your duties as it is expected of you to do so.
  4. Edit & Proof read carefully –Nothing can bug a prospective employer than the fact that the résumé has spelling & grammatical errors. Proof read your résumé carefully or maybe you can ask your knowledgeable friends to do so too. Having to review so many résumés has the employer look for reasons to eliminate résumés. Even minor mistakes can make the prospective employer feel that the candidate is not so good.
  5. Be Honest – Make sure that you are giving correct and accurate information regarding yourself and your experience. Chances are your inaccuracies are discovered later which can make you lose your credibility with your employer.
  6. Use bulleted points – To improve your presentation and comprehension, use bulleted sentences. Bulleted sentence makes it easier for the prospective employer to scan your résumé.
  7. Be Positive – Stress on the positives, ignore the negatives. Lead with your strengths.
  8. Reporting boss – If you have reported to a Vice President or anyone at a higher position in the hierarchy of the organization, highlight it. The chances of you being called for an interview increases as the prospective employer feels that you are someone important.
  9. References – While most résumé give reference details “Upon request”, it may be a good idea to give references in the résumé. Ensure that the references given are of high professional positions and they will speak positive about you.
  10. Length of your resume – Limit the length of your résumé to 1 – 2 pages. Help the employer to scan your résumé effectively & efficiently.

Use your resume to obtain an interview, not a job. All prospective employers decide whether or not they want to interview you after reading the first few lines of your résumé.

 

All the best!