Professional Resume Building: At a Glance

Choose a Right Template: There are many free templates available in internet but choose the one that match to your requirement and professional activities. A freelance painter’s resume template is not going to be the best option for engineering professional. Let the font be clearly readable.

Have Fewer Pages: Have just 3 pages max. No one will read the entire story pack – everyone needs the essential points for their requirements. Organize your resume with only important information. For example, professional experience, education, contact information, etc.

Profile Summary: Keep this between 10 to 15 statements. Give a clear vision about what your profile is all about.

Professional Experience: List only required information. Start from current profile – role with type of projects, organization and location – followed by your key activities.

Core Competencies: List your technical knowledge areas in detail. Ensure you categorize them in small groups.

Domain Knowledge: This is very important if you are more than 5+ years experienced. List your knowledge domain in business groups.

Use Header and Footer: Give your contact information, phone number and email ID in footer. Let every page header carry your name and current profile information.

Professional Certifications: Group your professional certifications for business and technical lines. Ensure you list them from latest one.

Cut your Project Details: Let your professional experience section have a simple one line about the type of projects you handled. Don’t write client information, project scope details, etc in resume document. Instead talk about them in interviews to give your new employer a clear visibility about your experience.

Blogs, Social groups, Twitter: Mention your blog URL (Technical or Professional only), any social groups you involve and professional twitter address. This gives an opportunity to your new employer to know your knowledge and attitude.