10 Do’s and Don’ts for your building your perfect Résumé

  1. Make a list of your achievements before hand. (Same goes for internships & work experiences) Sort them according to their significance. Don’t include petty achievements that are irrelevant. Describe each of them in a short and concise manner so anyone can read and get what it is about in the blink of an eye.

  2. Don’t list listening to music, reading novels, cricket etc. in your hobbies. This makes your résumé look immature.

  3. Don’t go overboard with the content. Résumé shouldn’t be more than 2 pages.

  4. Use the standard format, 9 to 12 point size, and Times New Roman font style.

  5. Make sure to provide the contact number that’s in use and is most probably to remain in use for a long time.

  6. May be make a new email if your old one is something like punk56@gmail.com or princess1me@gmail.com. Just include your name in the email yourname@gmail.com. You definitely aren’t a teenager anymore.

  7. While mentioning your work experience, go about in reverse chronological order beginning with the most recent job.

  8. Objective and summary have gone out of style. The recruiter doesn’t want to know your copy-pasted objective from the Internet. They want to get to know you as best as possible skill-wise.

  9. Wherever you write statistics or percentages, make it in bold to grab the attention.

  10. Take pictures off your Résumé, you are going to be hired for your work and not your appearance.


All the best!

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