A resume or rather a résumé, is basically a summary of a person’s personal details, academic record and a career summary. When you apply for a job, your resume is the second document that follows the covering letter and is also the basis upon which your job application would be considered. Thus a brilliantly written cover letter and a resume are sure to get your name shortlisted for an interview with the top brass or the manager of human resources or your would be boss. On the whole, a great resume and a well written cover letter at least assures you an interview.
Now lets face it that IT or Information Technology is going to be the ‘in-thing’ for a time to come, and it is going to progress at an unbelievable speed. Not counting the recession period, the growth of this sector has been unbelievable and in frank words, when you apply for a job in any IT company, there’s one thing that you are going to face – stiff competition. Thus you may see what I am getting at, writing a really good cover letter followed by a good resume, will ensure that you get a shot at being invited to the interview. Here are some very quick tips and pointers which would hold you to write a great resume.
Standardize: Bring in a certain level of standardization in both the documents. Maintaining a standard print style, plus a standard and uniform A4 paper size is essential. The motive of standardization is that it creates a good impression in the minds of the readers.
Format: Often it is commented that one sticks to the given format, the simple reason is that the reader who shall be shortlisting the resume should be able to swiftly go through it and at the same time be impressed by it. Secondly, within the content and format of the resume, you can be as creative as possible.
Self-descriptive: Let the resume be a very, very short autobiography of yourself. Describe all relevant details which correspond to the position for which you are applying. It helps a lot.
Focus on the Position: Last but not the least, bear in mind the position for which you are going to apply for. Phrase the entire content of the resume in a manner, that cites a certain congruence with the requirements of the position for which you are applying.