Remember, if you are waiting for that interview to make the right impression forget it. Even before
an interview, your resume projects your image. Most people dont realise that it is the resume that gets you noticed in order to
get your foot in the door. An interviewers attention should be captured in the first half of the page, otherwise, your resume will
land in the trashcan.
Dont write long, boring job descriptions. Instead start with the most
important facts. Each paragraph that follows must contain other facts in the descending order of importance, with the least
relevant parts appearing in the end.
Dont use technical jargon to describe your job. Use your own
words. Be concise.
Put it in a straightforward chronology. Use a brief `focus` section at the top of
your resume, if you want to highlight certain skills, goals and experience. Or mention the information in your covering letter.
Dont assume that everyone is familiar with your present company. Hence, include a description of
your present company in your resume. While writing about your present company, Instead of writing ABC, write ABC is a 25-crore
project division of XYZ, a leading conglomerate.
Never omit information as this suggests that you
are trying to hide something. Such information tends to come out in an interview anyway.
selective about the personal accomplishments you include. Distinctive achievements in community or nonprofit organisations should
be definitely mentioned. But personal accomplishments should be toned down.
Dont squeeze your
resume into one page if it doesnt fit. Dont write reams of irrelevant stuff. Once youve achieved a certain level in your career,
one or two pages simply may not be enough.