• Summary of education, skills
• Aim of the resume is to get an interview
• A well-written resume single most
important factor in getting job
• Resume is a one-of-its-kind marketing
• Resume tool with a specific purpose-to
win an interview
• Great resume points out the benefits and
advantages you bring to the firm
• Whets the appetite, create interest
• Is NOT a history of your past
3. How to knock the socks off a
• Only one resume in 200 granted an
• Resumes scanned quickly, not read
• Review, summarize and present
experiences and achievement on one
• Brief and concise
4. Cover Letter
• Effective resume has two sections
• In the first, assertions about abilities,
qualities and achievements
• Write powerful, honest advertising copy
• This is the covering letter
• In the first paragraph, draw attention to
key requirements, say you meet them
• Middle portion summarises skills set,
5. Cover Letter
Cover letter has four distinct functions
1. Tell the employer where you heard of the opportunity
2. Make a formal application.
3.Tell the employer something about your qualities and
4. Ask for an interview.
Second section is evidence section
Provide evidence, list and describe jobs
This section is the C.V.
6. Curriculum Vitae
• Before preparing C.V. do self-assessment
• Outline skills,abilities, extra-curricular
• All contact information at the top of the
• Use a permanent address.
• Use a permanent telephone number and
include the area code.
7. Curriculum Vitae
• Choose an e-mail address that sounds
• Include web site address if the web page
reflects your professional ambitions.
• First major topic of resume should be the
• Demonstrates your clarity of direction
• Tells potential employers the sort of work you
hope to do.
8. Career Objective
• Tailor your objective to each employer you
target/every job you seek.
• Be specific about the job you want
Here's how to write your objective
• An xxx position in an organization where yyy and
zzz would be needed (or, in an organization
seeking yyy and zzz).
9. Career Objective
• Xxx is the name of the position you are
• Yyy and zzz are the most compelling
qualities, abilities or achievements that
make you stand out
Ex:- 1. To obtain an entry-level position within a
financial institution requiring strong analytical
and organizational skill.
10. Career Objective
2. Vice president of marketing in an organization where a
strong track record of expanding market share and
internet savvy is needed.
3.Senior staff position with a bank that offers the
opportunity to use my expertise in commercial real
estate lending and strategic management.
4.An entry-level position in the hospitality industry where a
background in advertising and public relations would be
5.A position teaching English as a second language where
a special ability to motivate and communicate effectively
with students would be needed.
• New graduates list their educational information
• Alumni list it after the work experience section.
• most recent educational information is listed first.
• Include your degree, major, institution attended,
university, GPA,academic honors
• Brief overview of work that has taught you skills
• Use action words, reverse chronological order
• Title of position,
• Name of organization
• Location of work (town, state)
• Dates of employment
• Describe work responsibilities with emphasis on
specific skills and achievements.
13. Project Details
While describing SIP, include the following
• Company/ organisation where the project
• Aim/objective of the project
• Which business functions, processes,
concepts were used
• Achievements and contribution to the
• Key or special skills or competencies
• Leadership experience in volunteer
• Participation in sports.
15. Resume Checkup
• Run a spell check
• Get a friend to do a grammar review, proofread
• Use white or off-white paper
• Use 8-1/2- x 11-inch paper
• Print on one side of the paper
• Use a font size of 10 to 14 points
• Use nondecorative typefaces
16. Resume Checkup
• Choose one typeface and stick to it.
• Avoid italics, script, and underlined words.
• Do not use horizontal or vertical lines,
graphics, or shading.
• No abbreviations or acronyms
Do not fold or staple your resume.
• If you must mail your resume, put it in a
17. Guidelines for better presentation
• Simple clean structure. Very easy to read.
Symmetrical. Balanced. Not crowded.
• uniformity and consistency in the use of
italics, capital letters, bullets, boldface,
• Absolute parallelism in design decisions.
• There are absolutely no errors
18. Guidelines for better presentation
• All the basic, expected information is
• Jobs listed include a title, the name of the
firm, the city and state of the firm, and the
• It is targeted, It has focus.
• Strengths are highlighted / weaknesses
19. What Employers Want
job candidates who have excellent
communication skills, good
grooming habits, and relevant work
20. Top 10 Qualities Employers Seek
Top 10 Qualities Employers Seek
Communication skills (verbal and written)
Teamwork skills (works well with others)
Interpersonal skills (relates well to others)
Strong work ethic