9 Professional Tips to Create a Killer Resume (Curriculum Vitae)

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Resume plays a really important role in market like India. Indian market for employment is really very competitive, you can easily find thousands of people competing for one post. Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a mandatory document when you are going to apply for any job opportunity. Even it is necessary to get admission in professional courses business schools.

No doubt it is the most important document for students and job seeker. Presenting a well made and planned resume is really important to get a job. It is not shocking that even professional course pass-outs and higher studies passed students are not able to create a perfect CV in order to impress their to be employer with a Resume. Some people thinks that writing a resume is rocket science. But it isn’t. Believe us and keep reading this article two know about how you can write a killer resume to impress your future employer.

Here are 9 Professional Tips to Create a Killer Resume 

1. Purpose of Your CV

Your CV represents you in many ways towards your employer in order to securing a job. In simple words you can call it a description of what you are and what you have done. It represents your skills exactly similar as you go in market to buy a product. What you look at before buying it?? obviously the box in which description of product and its ingredients is written. So, you will also be treated just like it. Employer will be buyer and you are a product in this case. So, the best ingredients and quality you have then the best chances of getting selected or bought (it sounds odd) are there. Your resume will help you getting to your deserved post. Make sure that everything which you mention will be correct and verify it twice.
So, particularly employer will shortlist the best CVs with best skill set.

2. Curriculum Vitae vs. Resume

This is one of the most confusion thing when it comes to resume or curriculum vitae. There are many similarities in CV and Resume. If i would say in one word about the difference between both is “Length”. Where Resume is short in length about of 2 pages which includes academic portfolio, professional achievements and your skills, Curriculum Vitae is a long matter. It will be of more than 2 pages which includes your professional working history and academic qualifications.
You can also use the points used in Resume to CV to make it more understanding and better.

3. Layout & Format

Remember the example we have given about Resume. The example of a product in market. Yes, so same applies here. You will buy a good looking, better packages product instead of a worst packed and not well appearing product. Exactly same it is very important to make your Resume/CV look attractive. A good format and layout of resume/CV makes it look more professional and present you better. If you are thinking that it is hard to plan a good document then go and google “resume layouts” and you will get a lot of layouts and formats for your resume/CV. Here are few point which you need to keep in mind while doing all this :

  • Simple but not unexciting
  • Impressive but not flashy
  • Professional but not boring
  • Must have simple font and only black and white colors

4. Keep Your Personal Details Short

Personal details of a candidate is a part of curriculum. So, keep it like a part don’t make it a long section of your resume. Personal details of candidates are required to allocate a little about candidate. Make your personal information presented in resume in simple way and do not use different fonts to it. Make sure to put phone number and email ID on top to provide visibility about your contact information.

5. Career Goals & Objectives

Highlighting your career goals and objectives in resume is really very important. Career goals and objectives help your future employer to understand about your dreams and aspirations. Long term goals are considered best so mention it on top. The biggest and dumbest mistake people do is they copy goals and objectives from generic resume. Your employer had already seen these before many times so he/she can easily understand that the CV/Resume is really self made or is just a generic copy. So, don’t make this mistake and let your employer understand how ambitious are you. Employers these days like to select ambitious candidates.

6. Professional Experience and & Achievements

This is the most important part of your Resume/CV and you must mention all your professional experiences and achievements here. If you have worked in past for any organization then it must be mentioned here and for how much time you was working there along with what are the responsibilities you were handled there.
Be a little careful at achievements, please avoid mentioning minor achievements. Most people does this. Please only include those achievements which really matters and doesn’t come easily.

7. Academic Qualifications 

Academic qualifications is again one of the most considered part of your CV or Resume. This is also a part of your CV or resume which your future employer will be reading very carefully because they want to know that are you academically qualified or not. It will clear them about your academic performance over past years. Present your education qualifications in such a way so that your employer feel like you have done best in academics and also you proud of whatever you did.

8. Hobbies & Interests

This is not a mandatory section but it can be included in resume or CV to make it better. In this part you ca mention hobbies and interests which you like beside of your professional life. Many people mention activities which aren’t their hobbies or interests and this takes them in trouble. Only mention what you like not what you don’t know about. The worst thing I read in CVs is people mention making friends under hobbies and interest. Don’t do this shit.

9. Language & Table

We have covered all the aspects of CV and Resume which you need to mention on paper. Now its turn of your behavior, reactions and body language. Half of the work is done by your resume. Now its your turn to tell about you and answer their questions with proper and professional behavior. Make sure that you use tone and language of a professional person. Don’t be casual here in any case. Be sure to read resume once before handing over to your future employee so you know what is mentioned in it.
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