5 Tips on Writing a Good Resume

By | October 3, 2012

Resume is a document through which the candidate’s skills, educational background, objectives etc can be known. Resume should be impressive to the reader. These 5 tips on writing a good resume may help your resume to be impressive and to be considered for the interview are provided below.

1. Objectives and keywords

State the main objective in your resume. Also include how you will perform in the new role. Try to mention how you will help the organization. Include this section under your contact details which on the top.
Usually in some companies, the HR search for the resumes using specific keywords. Those keywords will be relevant to the job. If your resume doesn’t contain such keywords you may not be viewed by the HR. Look for the job description for getting a relevant clue for the keywords on what the recruiter might look for. Usually the keywords are nouns. So be sure that your resume carries those keywords.

2. Impressive titles

Use impressive titles on your resume which may grab the attention of the reader. Reader may not spend much time in reading your resume. They make a clear judgment within few seconds. So you must put impressive titles to impress the reader.

3. Highlight important points and benefits of your skills

If you frame like paragraphs, the reader may not show interest and may not have the time to read everything what the paragraph contains. So highlight or use bullet points in describing your professional background, experiences and goals or objectives.
Include your relevant skills in your resume and also mention that how your skills benefit to the company.

4. Should not use kidding language and age

While preparing your resume be sure that you use only professional language. If you use unprofessional language reader may think that your resume is an unprofessional resume and there is a chance of not considering your resume for the further levels.
Do not include the details of the age in the resume, because many employers eliminate the candidates considering the age factors. Include the age only if they ask you to specify.

5. Relevant information and negative points

Only include relevant information in your resume. If you give any irrelevant information, you may lose a chance of qualifying for the interview. Do not include any kind of points which may result in the negative impression on your resume. Never include the negative points of your previous company.