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what is a resume Resume ?

A resume, sometimes called a CV or curriculum vitae is a document that lists your work experience, education, skills and achievements. Which everyone needs at one point of time during Job Hunting.

You’ll need a resume for almost any job application. It is an essential information to give to an employer so they can weigh up whether you’re suitable for a role, and if they want to invite you to a job interview for various job openings.

What are the details i need to include in a Resume?

It may vary from the nature of the job your are seeking for. But in most instances following are the basic details you need to included in your resume.

  • Personal details :
    Start by listing your full name, contact information, including your phone number, email address and house numbers.
     
  • Career objective or summary :
    These are short statements to help you pitch yourself. Even if you don’t have any previous experience, begin your resume with a career objective – a sentence or two outlining your skills and your work ambitions.
  • Education qualifications :
    List your latest education experience first and work backwards, this includes courses or qualifications you’ve completed at university, or other institutions that relate to the role you’re interested in applying for. Include your high schooling if it was less than five years ago. For each experience, include the qualification you received, where you studied, when you started and finished, any special areas of study, plus awards or other achievements.
     
  • Work experience :
    List your most recent jobs including the title of your position, the name and location of the company or organisation, and the dates you worked there. Place them in order with the most recent job first. Under each job, use bullet points to give a brief overview of your responsibilities and achievements, weaving in the skills you used. You can also mention relevant internships and volunteer work in this section – just make sure you identify that you volunteered or interned.
  • Skills, strengths or interests :
    You could create headings for these topics and list information that’s relevant to the job you’re applying for. Highlight any relevant professional memberships, too.

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