We are starting by asking, how much do you agree?
With the fact,“The first impression is the last impression” if your answer is
yes! Then you are right. A great resume can land you in good positions in the
corporate world. A resume is the first thing that displays you to the
recruiters. Your personality is judged by the recruiter based on your resume
format. A resume is a professional summary of your educational journey,
accomplishments, career objectives, skills, hobbies. It is enough detail to
give an idea about your personality to recruiters. It is very crucial for fresher
to build an attractive resume to show your organizing skill. The hiring manager
expects a well-formatted resume from a fresher. It can be one of the aspects to
show your skills too. One thing you must know is that sometimes people also
refer to resumes as curriculum vitae (CV-in short). Many experts agree that in
the corporate world it doesn’t matter how good you are for the job or what set
of skills you have unless you can talk your credentials to recruiters through
On average, a hiring manager or recruiter spends
about 5 to 7 seconds scrutinizing a resume. Therefore, it is crucial for
fresher or 2021 graduates to know the right way of creating an impressive
resume that accentuates recruiters within seconds.
Again, to help you make a strong resume, we are
about to share with you the top 5 tips for preparing a perfect, job-winning CV
or resume, whatever you say. Continue reading-
What are the top 5 best resume tips?
Before sharing the top 5 resume tips, a fresher must
know about formats of resume-
There are three most common resume formats as
You can choose any of these resume formats, which
can be beneficial depending on your background and objectives. When thinking
about specific formatting— like margin or font style — you should consider that
your goal is to deliver an easily scannable professional document that allows
the recruiter to quickly see why you are a good fit for the job or company.
Coming back to the top 5 resume or cv tips and
answer your question- How can I make my resume stand out in 2021?
the appropriate resume format-
The first & foremost tip is to choose an
appropriate resume type to create an outstanding resume. As discussed above-
There are many resume formats that fresher make use of, but the suggestion is-
choose the format very wisely.
Resume formats serve specific purposes. For example-
A combinational resume is ideal for people who have few years of work
experience. This resume format is for people who are in the early stage of
their careers. This resume format highlights skills that you have acquired as
an early professional person. Being a graduate or fresher, you should choose a
functional resume, which is only meant for skills rather than work experience.
2. 2. Mention complete contact information-
Your resume should have your contact details, such
as your name, email ID, phone number, and home address, mention skype id too.
To bolster your credibility & reliability, add your LinkedIn profile's id.
Since in covid-19 pandemic many employers are conducting virtual interviews
nowadays so, do check functionality of your ids. You need to mention complete
contact details so that your employer finds it easy to contact you. Consider
proper spacing between details and choose a standard font style. Add contact
details in list format, it enhances your resume look.
3.Mention your educational qualifications-
Since you are a college graduate or fresher, it is
understood that you have no work history. Showcase your detailed educational
qualifications in tabular format and reverse chronological order. Create
separate boxes for each educational detail for example- there should be a
separate box for 10th, 12th & graduation details. Further mention all the certifications
4. Demonstrate your skillset, project & internship
Before writing your skills, search for job-specific
skills relevant to the position for which you are applying. Apart from that
mention your soft skills, technical skills. It should be in list format,
organize your skills in two columns, like your skills in one column and level
of expertise in another. Again, sort skill keywords from the job description
and mention them in your skills. Further, project & internship details
should be in a separate section. These details are an important addition to
your resume, especially for freshers with no work experience. Give brief
description, credentials, mention project name. Specify the duration of
internship and project as well as the institution under which you completed
this. Mention your role in the project & internship as well as some extra
details. Keep it short and apply bullet points.
5. Mention extra-curricular activities you might have
pursued during your college days-
This section is to show your hobbies, interests,
passions, and all the activities you took part in. under this segment, create a
list of events, sports, quizzes, hackathons, college debates, extempore that
you took part in. this will portray you as a multi-talented person, your
co-ordination skills, team skills, management skills. If you hosted events, do
not forget to mention them because that will show leadership capabilities. It
will show that if there is any event in the company, you may be the person to
contact you to manage such events.
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