PARTS OF A RESUME
A resume must have following parts:
HEADING: The heading of a resume includes contact information. Usually it contains candidates’ name, email address, mobile number, phone number (with area code) and full permanent address (with pin code). This may also contain other contact information such as fax number etc if needed.
OBJECTIVE: It should be a specific one sentence focused statement expressing his career goals in relation to the targeted position. It should convey interest in the job candidate is seeking. If one is writing resume for all purpose jobs, then he/she should express general career goals. Some of the examples are:
- To work as a system manager in a leading IT company where I’ll have the platform and the opportunities to use my experience with .NET, SQL and HTML.
- Seeking a good position in project management.
- Challenging position in a VLSI company for project management.
PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY: This part is included in the resume if the candidate is having good experience in the position he/she is applying for. For fresher this part is excluded.
EDUCATION: In this part specific details of candidate’s education should be expressed. The candidate must mention school/university name, location of school and the marks obtained. One can mention details of matric, +2, graduation marks and post graduation marks (if any).
PROJECTS: The projects done by the person which are of significance to the job help in creating a good image. Also discussion of the projects mentioned in the resume also gives an opportunity to the candidate to display his knowledge in the interview. But one must carefully write the relevant projects. Only those projects in which the candidate has confidence & expertise must be mentioned. While mentioning the projects, the candidate must start with a good heading and then a brief explanation of the project.
SPECIAL SKILLS & ABILITIES: In this part of the resume the candidates’ special skills, abilities can be mentioned which are of the significance to the job. The examples can be speaking skills, computer skills etc. one must write only relevant skills.
ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS: The extra curricular work, hobbies and interests can be mentions in this part.
ACHIEVEMENTS: The achievements and awards of the candidate create the impression of an achiever on the employer. This part also includes the scholarships etc.
REFERENCES: Sometimes we need to specify references from the persons who know the work of the candidate. While mentioning the reference name of the reference with designation, email address and phone number must be mentioned.