One of the most important factors for landing a job is your
resume. It is often the first impression that a potential
employer has of you. Therefore your resume must capture the
employer's attention. Within 30 seconds. Because he is
normally flooded with resumes. Remember your resume does not
get you the job. It is the interview that gets you the job.
The resume gets you the interview call.
Here are some helpful tips regarding
Keep it concise. But mention all details relevant to the
job. Your work experience must be mentioned in detail along
with all machinery, tools, systems etc. that you have handled
or are familiar with.
Leave spaces between your experiences for easier reading.
Use a logical order or arrangement to make it easy to follow
List your education first.
Always mention your telephone number for easy
Avoid verbose language, poor grammar, spelling errors,
overuse of the
same adjectives or verbs.
Keep description clear and to the point.
Use a laser printer and traditional type fonts like
or Palatino. Align your resume properly. Headings
be in bold type.
Qualify and quantify what you have to offer to the
Include as much work information as possible. The
information must be
regarding the job applied for.
Avoid personal information like height, weight etc.
Print your resume on conventional white paper.
Be honest. Never lie or pad the truth about your job duties
stretch your accomplishment.
Keep the resume employer centered.
Be prepared to back up all your resume notations with proof
time of interview.
Do not clutter up your resume with too much unnecessary
Do not lie about your experience or accomplishments. If the
finds out that you have fabricated your experience
after hiring you could be sacked.