Every one of us reaches a place in our lives when we want to stand out of the crowd. Walking into an organization and being a part of the 100 candidates who are there for the same reason as you, is that exact place. Yes, we are talking about “Cracking the interview”!
In interviews it becomes vital for us to be different, something extraordinary and as the old saying goes “First impression is the only impression that matters”. That is why making your RESUME an outstanding one is very necessary.
Every interviewer has 5 questions in his mind when he scans your resume and those are the key points that must be focused on. So go ahead and make a note of these tips on how to make a golden resume and win that interviewer’s scanning sight!
- WHO ARE YOU?
As this is the first question to be answered, your Name & Contact Information should be at the top of your resume. Few people mention unnecessary details such as home address, telephone number, multiple email ids etc. Keep your details short and easy for the interviewer to comprehend.
Just including 3 major points will do your job!
- Your NAME highlighted at the top
- Your personal mobile number
- One official email id
- WHAT IS YOUR OBJECTIVE?
This is where the interviewer evaluates your stability and career aim. Mentioning your career interests and goals is a great way to let them know where you stand and how will you fit best in their organization. This career narrative should not exceed more than 3 statements. Few key points to mention here are:
- Your career choice
- Your future goal
- Your ability that can favour the organization
- WHAT IS YOUR EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE?
- If you are a fresher, then your academic track record is one thing that can show your performance graph throughout the years.
- If you are an ex-employee of another company, then your experience and job title will reflect what you can further contribute to the organization currently hiring you.
While you mention these above parameters ensure that you specify the “metrics” such as the marks obtained in academics or the number of years you’ve worked for a company and so on. Metrics play a huge role in your impression as a potential candidate.
- WHAT HAVE YOU ACHIEVED?
This section must highlight your achievements as an individual, such as being a coordinator or an active member of a renowned organization or any projects that you have contributed to and so on.
This is where an interviewer knows if the candidate is willing to go an extra mile! And this is where you can create your reputation as a candidate.
You can add certain key points here:
- DO YOU HOLD ANY CERTIFICATIONS?
The final touch to your resume is given by the specialized courses or certifications that you hold. This is a bonus point that could seal the deal! Do not fill this section with unnecessary certificates that will not hold any value from a professional’s perspective. Make sure to be genuine and crisp with the details.
If your resume can answer all these questions there is no doubt an interviewer will be extremely impressed. So go ahead and make full use of these tips to re-furnish your resume to a golden one!
BE AUTHENTIC!! Yes, be authentic with everything you write on your resume. Try to be as genuine as possible, employer and employee relationship is like a marriage and it should be treated with a lot of care and respect.