How to Make a Resume for Job

Making an impressive resume is a skill. Presented below are some tips, format, and template for a resume.
A resume, also known as résumé or curriculum vitae (CV), is a document that tells about a person's education, qualities and experience in professional world. The resume reaches the employer first and hence, it creates some impression about the candidate. It should always be impressive and accurate if the candidate wishes to make a positive impression. A resume is essential to find a new job or change a job. In some cases, it is even used to secure new clients.

Resume Format

One should note that resume writing is not a difficult task. There is a standard layout which should be followed in order to make an accurate resume. This format is used and applicable in nearly all parts of the world. A resume can be handwritten or typed; however the latter is more impressive and formal. A resume should always be updated to the latest. The following is the proper format that will be helpful to you.
  • Name, address, contact number (e-mail ID if available)
  • Objective (optional)
  • Educational qualifications (degree and the name of university)
  • Relevant experience (job title, name of the company)
  • Extra curricular activities/other skills
  • Awards/honors
  • References (if required/optional)
Sometimes, the layout can vary according to the job. If a person wishes to make his/her resume more elaborate, he/she can add more professional details to it. However, it depends on the type of job one is seeking. In certain professions, a short and more professional resume is preferred. Photocopies of suitable certificates are attached with the resume or carried along during the interview.

Resume Sample

The following example will be helpful to you if you are making a resume for the first time. This resume sample is of a candidate who is in search of an internship in HR management.

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Anne Meyer
295, Palisade Avenue
Jersey City,
NJ 07306
(201) 555 2345

In search of an opportunity of HR internship.

Bachelor's Degree in Commerce, State University of New Jersey.
Master's Degree in HR Management, State University of New Jersey.

Vulcan Management Consultants
Jersey City,
New Jersey

Assistant HR
  • Staff tracking and organization
  • Recorded employee attendance and all leaves of absence
  • Work with recruiting executive
  • Preparation and analysis of reporting data and accounting
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in English and German languages
  • Computer educated, knowledge of Oracle
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Enjoy encouraging development of others

You can refer to more samples in order to make a precise and informative resume for a job application. So the next time you are looking for a new job, create your own resume with precision and go forward with confidence. Your confidence will help you get through the interview easily and help you get your dream job. Good luck!
By Madhura Pandit
Last Updated: 10/11/2011
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