Tips of Resume writing by hottanugoyal


									Resume Writing
Your res ume is a brief summary of your professional life written in a paragraph form. On the other hand,
your CV for short, sometimes also referred to as a bio-data, is a structured delineation of your
biographical information. However, in practice the term resume is to mean CV. Here also the terms have
been used int erchangeably.

The job mark et has a peculiar dual nature. The demand supply equation works bot h ways. As a job -
seeker, you are in the market wit h a need or a demand for good employment. Companies on t he other
hand also have a demand for people from supply of job-seekers.

In today's scenario, bot h the markets are in short supply. There are not enough good people to go around
all the companies. Yet there are not enough good jobs to go around for all the people. Under these
circumstances an individual is nowhere in the job market if he cannot distinguish himself. But he will have
enormous demand if he can stand out from the crowd. E ven t hen, unfort unat ely 99% of applications have
nothing that distinguish them from others. They usually comprise a CV and a standard covering letter.

The CV has following items :

       Name
       Date of Birth
       Address
       Phone Number
       A table showing educational institutions and marks/ grades for class X and XII, bac helor's and
post graduat e level
       Hobbies

Let's look at each item on the CV :
i) The name is irrelevant to the selection process. Most applications for a given job are those of a similar
age. ii) The address and phone number are only for logistical reason.
iii) E very one has passed class X and XII and college and most have same kind of post graduate
iv) Except for the few who have a big name institution in college or post graduation, again there is very
little to choose from.

The positive in all of this is that this is a wonderful opportunity. If you can make your job application
different and if you can do that in the right way, then you are definitel y going to get the attention
of the recruiter and you will benefit from the present situation in the job market. Prepare a standard CV
and it should be customised for the job and the company you are applying for so that it looks unique. This
means that for each job re-mould your CV and not just keep o n phot ocopying your CV and sending it.

In general your CV have different headings :

        Name
        Contact Det ails
        Education
        Professional Qualifications
        Work Experience (if any)
        Extra Curric ular Activities
        Special Achievements
        References

Some CV's have additional headings such a s :

       Career Objective
       Skills
       Portfolios
       Summary

Type s of CV s :
Depending on the job you applying for and, more important, depending on the strong points in you, you
can choose that which is most suitable for you :

1) Functional CV:
A functional CV is best if you already have a fair amount of work experience. You can then arrange the
information in your CV according to the work experience you have.

2) Skills CV :
The second approach to writing a CV is the skills -based CV. This is suitable if you are applying for Job
that calls for specific skills, such as 'soft ware programmer'. Here, you would do well to use the various
languages/ platforms that you are familiar with as the headings. Under each skill you could highlight your
specific strengths
, education and experience pertaining to that skill.

3) Chronological CV :
The chronological CV structure is suitable for most fresh graduates. Here you would arrange the key
elements of your CV in date order. The usual way is to put education in date order and summer
trainings or any other work experience in reverse date order.

Your CV would highlight your aptitudes, skills and personality in the context of the job you are applying for
and should, therefore, be unique. Not only should it be different from other applications, it should also be
different from your applications to other companies. Of course, you have to be prepared to invest time
and money to develop separate CVs for each jab that you apply to.

This is a article by Tanu Goyal


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