In an era of robots its is important to pay attention to resume format for job you wish to apply. Recruiters are often short of time and generally miss out on details that might excite them to select your profile but how do go about selecting a right resume format as per job your are applying is what we are going to discuss in this article.
Importance of job description
Before you think about writing your resume, do these things which will help you quickly put in the word and populate it.
- Read the job description carefully and note down main points
- Think about main points you want to put in your resume without considering resume format.
- Think about your achievements, certifications, awards and recognition
- Think about learnings from various subjects/projects or assignments
- Think about all those skills which will help you do the job
The Resume Format:
The important parts of your resume are: About you, your professional experience, Education and certification\ awards and the most important part is “About you” which is nothing but combination of 1-2 short lines where you describe what constitute you as a candidate typically involves your education background, your current role/state and your expertise. It certainly not about What you are? i.e. your name, age, sex, location, phone number etc. This section sets the tone of reader and help them go further into the resume to look into other information. This can be 2-3 lines or can be a paragraph or a cover letter depends on recruiters way of selecting a profile. I have come up with a table where people from different walks of life can get a feel as to how to make your resume on your own and what goes in there, pick your resume format
|Profile||The Construct||Example: About You/Who you are?|
||I am an Engineer currently MBA Finance student at IFIM looking for internship in Software company in Finance division.|
|Fresher’s Resume Format||
||I am a B Tech Graduate from NIT Bhopal looking for a job in Mechanical division or marketing department.|
|Professional Resume Format||
||MCA professional looking for architect level profile in a software development company in Bangalore.|
|Skilled Worker Resume:||
||I am a Certified mechanics looking for job in Automotive jobs in Chennai|
Need not mention why you quit last job
|Core Java Developer with 5+ years of experience in Accenture looking for a job.|
|Industry Experts(Dr, CA, CS, chef, nurse etc)||
||MBBS DCH(London) looking for Department head role in any hospital in Bangalore.|
I found two websites very useful in case you wish to get more ideas on resume formats they are: Canva and Novoresume , while Canva is all about editing tool, Novo is about selecting and getting right resume. If you are struggling with how to search for a job without investing much time on resume then consider reading my another informative article here How to use Linkedin effectively to get a job call directly from CEO
To conclude, this is a construct which should go every time you prepare for a company job, i am a strong believer fitment for the role, there is no job which would match exactly with your experience/education. It make sense that you read the job description and format your resume in such way that recruiter is impressed and consider you for the job. Resume Format is all about managing the content, hope this helps.