Fresher Resume Guide: How to Write a Good Resume?

For most job-seekers, a good resume is what stands between a dream job and Choice. Get your resume right, and you’ll be getting replies from every other company you apply to. Writing your very first CV as a school leaver or college graduate can feel beyond daunting – especially when you’re overwhelmed with advice on the internet about how you should go about it. More often than not, you come away with more questions than what you had to begin with.

 

Essentially, everything you wish for your future employer to know and appreciate about you is enclosed in this one document and that's why it must be written smartly and effectively.

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What does a good resume do?

 

First of all, let's understand - "What does a good, well-crafted resume do?"

 

- It attracts the attention of companies and recruiters

 

- It sells your talent, aptitude and strongest skills

 

- It shows that you’re a good potential employee to have onboard for a position or project

 

- Basically, it wins you a chance at the interview

 

What to Include in a CV?

 

In curriculum vitae should include:


   - Your name
   - Contact information
   - Education
   - Skills
   - Experience

 

You may also need to provide the following:

 

   - Nationality
   - Marital status
   - Age
   - Personal interests like hobbies
   - Photos are also recommended

 

Customize Your Curriculum Vitae

 

Once you have made a list of the information you want to include, it's a good idea to create a custom curriculum vitae that specifically highlights the experience you have that is relevant to the job you are applying for.

 

- Use bullets that start with an action verb and include a result. 
- Start with a Professional Profile that highlights the best of what you as a candidate are offering.
- Edit content to include those areas of expertise, skills, and knowledge that specifically match the job requirements.