Given below are some of resume writing tips for freshers:
- Title and objective: A prospective employer will generally have a minute to judge your resume. So the first thing that you need to work on is the title of your resume. Make sure to write it in such a way that it catches the attention of the employer. While drafting an objective for the resume, think of the kind of job you want as your first job and what all responsibilities you want to handle and write an objective according to it. An objective is very important in a freshers resume because it presents and conveys your focus, aspirations and your way of thinking.
- Academics: In a freshers resume, the main focus should be on the educational qualifications, college activities, workshops done, seminars, awards received and professional certifications. Also make sure to mention merit details if there are any.
- Internship Details: Mention the details of organizations where you undertook the internship. Make sure to add any details of work that you have performed extra ordinarily and have received appreciation for. Your internship plays a big role in getting you a job, because a potential employer will use your internship as a base for assigning similar job responsibilities that may be required to be done by you.
- Know the purpose of your resume: Many freshmen make this mistake of drafting long and boring resume in the hope that it will get them a job. But this is not correct. The purpose of your resume is to get an interview call. Writing long resumes will only make you look like a desperate job seeker.
- Proofreading: A single typo error and all your hard work in making the resume and preparing for the interview will go down the drain. Proof read your resume twice for any typo or grammatical errors. (are we looking for an eye donor)
- Usage of bullet point and proper fonts: No employer has the time to read lengthy paragraphs or text. Usage of small sentences and bullet points can make your resume more attractive and presentable. Also make sure that the fonts are big enough and readable. Usage of a particular font throughout the resume is very important.
- Do not provide fabricated information in the resume. Make sure that all the information you provide in your resume is correct. Apart from this, also make sure that you do not use any jargon or slang in the resume. Doing so will be like throwing away all the hard work that you put into to make the resume.
- Freshers often make this mistake of drafting a common resume for all job openings. Doing so will increase the chances of your resume sitting in the rejected pile. Make a personalized resume for different job openings and try to match it up with the employer's requirement.
- Avoid mentioning irrelevant information in the resume like political affiliation, sexual orientations and religious thoughts in the resume. They are not going to help and will hurt your chances of getting that dream job.