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Resume tips for Freshers

Getting a job for any fresher is challenging. And for those freshers who have missed campus placements, it is even tougher to go through a long selection process and interviews. Moreover, your resume should also compete with professionals in that field.
Your resume is generally your first introduction to an employer. It should be written with great care and consideration. It should highlight your skills, achievements, and qualifications that relate to the type of position(s) you are pursuing. It should include specific descriptions that give the reader a solid picture of your accomplishments and capabilities. Here are some tips for fresher’s to prepare a resume…

Career Objective is crucial
Your objective is the first thing an employer sees on your resume. So, a fresher should give more importance on career objective in the resume. Apart from giving importance to objective, a resume should also include,
  • Strengths
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Certifications
  • The subjects you have scored more
  • About your college projects and its experiences
  • Internship experiences
  • Rewards etc.

First half decides…
Recruiters will decide the potential of the job seekers based on the first half of the resume. Career objective should be disclosed at the start itself so as to impress them. The decision on the resume is taken within 30 seconds by employers, whether to shortlist it or not. So, impress them with your career objective.

Companies look for skills…
Show the skills that you have in you - Team work, Communication Skills, Presentation skills, Leadership qualities, Critical thinking, Creativity, Technical and Analytical Skills. Companies look for these skills and they are essential for you to get succeeded in the corporate world. If you have organized any event during your college, mention that in the resume. Your academic performance and qualifications should be mentioned at the beginning itself. State the name of the companies in which you have done your internship, project work etc.

Let your personality shine…
When you include your hobbies on your resume, they provide an opportunity for your personality to shine through, and in many positions, this can be a powerful tool. So, you can include your hobbies in resume. You might have tons of hobbies that can overwhelm your resume and actually annoy the hiring manager. So pick those that are relevant and limit it to a maximum of four hobbies or interests. Hobbies like Reading, Singing, Painting… shows your creativity, where as swimming, walking shows your health care. So, in short, your goal is to give the employer a better understanding of who you are with your list of hobbies on your resume. In fact, it may help move you to the short list.

Hope these tips will help you while preparing a resume. All the best guys!!
Published date : 22 Sep 2015 12:03PM

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