12 Tips on how fresher can improve their resumes

12 Tips on how fresher can improve their resumes

The resume acts as a bridge between you and the prospective recruiter. Hence the importance of a resume can never be underestimated. So, to make the first impression, it is imperative that your resume stands out from the crowd first. It is up to you how do you want to be remembered by the hiring manager? Since companies do not have that much amount of time to interview each and every candidate, they require resumes from candidates to select the best ones to work with them.

  1. Don’t lie: Even if you get shortlisted for an interview, a seasoned interviewer will be able to sniff out your lies easily.
  2. Don’t pad with irrelevant points:
    1. Don’t talk about your parents and their profession.
    2. Don’t use large fonts with extra spacing between lines.
    3. Don’t dedicate an entire paragraph listing down all the ways in which you could be conducted (phone and email is sufficient).
  3. Don’t force it to be 02 pages: Let the content decide how many pages it will consume
  4. Expand on your projects and internships: Your academic projects and corporate internships are the relevant areas where you SHOULD expand and provide more details. Add sub-headings with a list of relevant points under each sub-heading.
  5. Favorite academic subjects:
    1. You can mention your favorite subjects in your resume and why you liked them.
    2. This is an opportunity for you to guide the course of your interview towards your strengths.
  6. Books you have read and blogs you follow:
    1. A Pharmacy graduate? Talk about some Pharmaceutical books.
    2. An MBA graduate?  Talk about some Management books.
    3. Are you inspired by someone? Mention a short biography of that person.
  7. Re-organize your resume:
    1. Do you have a strong academic track record? Start off with that.
    2. Do you have a long impressive list of extra curriculum achievements? Start off with that.
    3. Re-organize your resume so that you start off with a positive impression.
  8. If you are adding a photo make sure you’re wearing something formal and professional.
  9. Ensure that there are no spelling or grammatical mistakes. Use and advanced grammar checker like Grammarly.
  10. Get your resume reviewed by your friends and others once. They may catch something that you’ve missed.
  11. Tweak your resume for the organization:
    1. Have a variation of your resume with minor tweaks for different industries and organizations. Make these final touches keeping in mind the organization that you’re applying for.
  12. Be prepared on every resume points: An interviewer can focus on any point that you’ve mentioned in your resume and ask questions on that. Be prepared to field questions related to anything you’ve mentioned in your resume.