Resume Format

A resume format includes a brief about your experience, education, skills and accomplishments. Resume writing is very critical part of your job application process and a well formatted Resume will increase your chances of selection.  This site will help you format your resume and write a sample cover letter to support your application.

A resume format for freshers differs from that of experienced professionals. So go through our resume samples and resume templates to learn how to write a resume.

Refer the following Professional Resume Format. Also remember a resume is different from a CV or curriculum vitae and there is a different CV format.

<Your Name>
<Current Job title or Qualification>
Email: <Your Email id >                    Contact no: <mobile number>
City/Town: <Your current city>

Objective
This is an optional section where you write in around two to three lines about what you seek to achieve in the near future and what kind of job you aspire to have.
Executive Summary
·     This section lists your major skills, achievements experience and qualities which make you a candidate of choice for the job you are applying to
·     This section needs to be customised to display your capabilities and prove how well you fit for the desired job
·     This is a key differentiator between and ordinary and a professional resume
·     Every employer will appreciate that you have taken time to customise your resume for the job fit
·     Always use bullet points for this section
A well defined objective and executive summary will put your resume ahead of several others for that one lucrative job position. Make an effective resume by following our Top 10 Resume Writing Tips.

Experience
(Mention your experience in reverse chronological order)
Company 1
<From Date> - <To Date>
<Last Position/Designation Held>
Responsibilities: <Brief description about you responsibilities and accomplishments at the organisation>
<Awards and Achievements if any>
Company 2
<From Date> - <To Date>
<Last Position/Designation Held>
Responsibilities:

Skills/ Certifications/ Honours/
·     Mention any special skills or certifications you have completed, industry programs completed or trainings
·     Make sure you don’t spoil your resume by writing unwanted and trivial skills and certifications. Avoid making the Biggest Resume Blunders.

Academics
Name of Degree
Institute/ University
Year of Passing
CGPA/ Percentage
<Most recent Degree>
<University Name>
<2010>
<85% or 3.61/4.00>
<Degree 2 >
<University Name>
<2006>
<85% or 3.61/4.00>

Personal Details
Date of Birth: <5th May 1983>
Permanent Address: < permanent Address>
Languages Known: <All the languages you know>
Hobbies: <Hobbies if any, keep relevant information available>


The Above format of resume is a very basic framework to act as a guideline to help you write your resume. Remember that a resume format for a fresher is very different from that of an experienced candidate.
Young job seekers fresh out of college should refer to the resume format for freshers and also check out CV formats.
Along with your resume, always create a cover letter to support you application.

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