Your resume-your first impression !
Do you know of someone who keeps applying for jobs but is not called for an interview? If so, you or your friend must be thinking that the employer is not going through the resumes and is employing people whom he knows.That may, of course be the case sometimes.
Generally it is a misconception. The real villain in the case maybe the biodata you have sent. Instead of presenting a positive picture of the candidate it may have the opposite effect if it is not written properly. A biodata which is not written well shows a confused mind. Just as a first impression is important in judging a person, a resume is also your first impression to the employer. Make your impression a good one.
Writing out a good resume is not a tough job. Just that the facts have to present properly in a systematic order. The person applying for a job also has to be clear in his mind as to the kind of job he is looking for.
Let us go through the procedure of writing a biodata step by step.
First and foremost is the name of the candidate, which should be there. Next if the position you have applied for. Here one can give a few options in fields, which are interrelated e.g., sales, marketing, and advertising. However one has to be careful not to give combinations like marketing, accounts, and human resources together as these fields are totally unrelated. This conveys the impression that the candidate is very confused, and unsure of his career goals. Remember when you write out your resume you are not only applying for a job, you are planning a career path for yourself.
Next will come the previous jobs in reverse chronological order i.e. starting with the last job first. Here one has to mention the time period spent in the organisation, the kind of work handled and achievements, if any.
After the experience come the educational qualifications. Again here we have to start writing from the highest degree achieved to the S.LC. This can also be given in a table form with the name of the institution, the year of passing out, the subjects studied and the percentage achieved. Any outstanding achievements can also be mentioned.
Last but not the least will come the personnel details. Here you can mention the name of the father or guardian. The local and permanent address, contact phone numbers, email address, hobbies and languages known.
This way you have a biodata, which gives a true picture of you and your personality. I am sure with your resume written nicely you will not have any problem and will get many calls for an interview. Your resume would have made a positive impression !
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