Tips for Resume Templates
Posted September 28, 2011on:
Resume is the first document tool that reaches the employer’s table before you meet him in person. It is also called curriculum vita or simply CV. No matter what is your level (entry level, skilled, experienced or management level), your resume must represent the basic essential components and information about the candidate.
You can either compose your resume manually or use a ready-to-use resume template. These templates are available on internet and easy to download. Then you can put your information in that template to make it your own. These templates are also helpful in another way. You can get good helping tips and hints for designing your resume. These templates may be using one of three resume formats which are chronological format, functional format and combined format. These formatted are chosen according to the level and professional criteria of a candidate.
There are some keys to make a resume attractive. If you keep these keys in consideration while composing your resume, you will surely get significantly positive results.
- Always choose right format for your resume. Chronological format is ideal to highlight job history, use functional format to hide the career change frequency and combined format is suitable to make your skills prominent.
- Resumes are quickly read by the employer, so make it as eye-appealing as possible. Use an appropriate layout and proper alignments for every portion of resume everything that an employer may be looking for should be easily located in your resume.
- Arrange all your information carefully in a concise and comprehensive manner. If you know the detailed components of tour selected format, it becomes easier to design a profession looking resume.
- First draw a rough sketch of your resume and include all necessary information in it. Make sure you are not forgetting any essential point which is required by the employer or something that highlights you. Include only the updated information.
- Put all collected information in a proper arrangement. Don’t forget to include the portion of your introduction, career objective, skills, work history and employers, qualification criteria, internships, experience and honors, and the special considerations if any.
- Use number and bullets while describing your skills, accomplishments and wherever necessary. It makes the resume easy to read and understand. Make the titles bold, use font size 12, style Arial and keep 1”margin on all four sides of paper.
- Beef up your vocabulary and use professional terms in accordance with your job nature. Don’t miss to include keywords in resume; they make a magical effect to impress the employer.
- Exclude all un-necessary parts of resume to make the resume appropriate in length. You may have to cut some parts of information about you. It may hurt but it is necessary to maintain the quality of resume content.
- Provide true, accurate and updated information based on your professional background and don’t try to cheat the employer. Your resume must speak not only your professional background but also your personality as an employee. Employer always read between the lines of resume to choose a candidate.
- Before you go to finalize the resume composition and print, proofread the document at least twice. Correct all grammatical, spelling, logical and alignment errors and then take print on a quality paper.