To search a job in India or out of India, the most important thing is your resume. So make sure when you are applying for immigration or overseas jobs your resume is up to the mark. We should make your resume in such a way that anyone can understand it in a first glance only. To update your resume, you need to put all the information about your profile, education, and experience in such a way that the employer or interview should understand this properly with no confusion.
So below are the few tips and series that you need to follow while updating your resume.
Overseas employers typically expect to see the following information in a resume:
Be sure to include your name, current home address, telephone numbers including area codes, and your personal email address.
Professional /Career Aim :
Your professional/career aim is basically your resume’s opening statement. It defines the field or position for which you are applying. It is important that your career aim be clear, concise, and customized to the job you are applying for.
This section of your resume should include details of your academic background, beginning with your most recent degree, diploma or certificate. The standard format lists the college or university, followed by the degree/diploma/certificate, major, and graduation date.
Your career/job experience is what most employers pay particular attention to. Recent graduates with no work experience should include any part-time employment, summer jobs, volunteer work and internships. This section should list company names, locations and employers for whom you have worked, presented in a logical and consistent manner.
Job duties or responsibilities :
It is also advisable that you include a bulleted “job responsibilities list” that outlines your particular job functions and achievements for every job you specify. Remember to include the names and locations of organizations for which you have worked your position/title, and dates.
Qualifications or Skills :
It is advisable to include a section that briefly states any skills and qualifications that relate to your professional aim in a bullet list format. Examples include: for exempla Knowledge of Microsoft Office and all associated applications.
Honours and Activities :
Some resumes also contain a section that summarizes any honours and/or activities that show strong academic abilities, such as honorary societies, scholarships, and/or extra-curricular activities. Employers pay attention to how a candidate’s personality and personal tastes/lifestyle fits in with the company’s corporate culture and vision. Any material you include that casts you as a balanced, well-rounded individual may endear you to a potential employer.
You may include your references or state, “References Are available upon request” or something to that effect at the bottom of your resume. If you include references, be sure that the people you list can still be contacted at the telephone numbers you give. If you feel that a potential employer may call your references, be sure to advise the people you have listed that they may receive a call from a potential employer.
What are the Resume Writing Tips?
- Spell checks your document. Make sure that punctuation, grammar, and spelling are free of errors.
- Include a customized cover letter with your resume. A cover letter is your chance to express why you believe you’re the best person for the job. You may also use this format to effectively communicate your “professional disposition”. Remember to address your cover letter to the employer/manager and include the company name.
- Include “action words”. Action words are terms that describe your job functions such as Achieved, acquired, addressed, analyzed, centralized, coordinated, created, demonstrated, designed, eliminated, enforced, implemented, improved, maintained, managed, organized, oversaw, performed, reorganized, reviewed, selected, supervised, surveyed, trained.
- Include relevant skills, such as being able to speak a second language or mastery of particular computer applications.
- Avoid using paragraphs or long sentences. The bullet style — use of an action word followed by an account of the action you performed — enables you to include a lot of information about your work-related duties, responsibilities, and achievements in as condensed a form as possible.
- Convert all terms to the North American equivalent. For example, use terms like “high school”, “GPA” (Grade Point Average — the equivalent for university grades), “internship”, etc.
- Present results and achievements of previous work projects in quantitative terms. For example: Worked with a small team on an overhaul of the existing website and implementation of a digital marketing strategy, resulting in an increase in web traffic of 92% over 12 months.
- If posting your resume online, it is generally advisable to do the following:
- Left-justify (left-align) the entire document.
- Use a standard font, size 10-14 only.
- Avoid boldface, underlined or italicized print.
- Avoid parentheses (brackets), graphics, shading, tabs, and hard returns.
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