Resume Drafter

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  •  Art of Drafting resume
  • Guidelines for telephonic interview
  • Pre-Interview Tips
  • Interview Manners and enquiry

Art of drafting resume

  • Your resume is an essential tool for your job search. Resumes don't get jobs, they get interviews. They give a brief overview of your background, skills and experience. An effective resume is basically a selling tool - a chance for you to market your skills and strengths that make you an ideal candidate for the job. Make it as thorough as possible.
  • Resume is a self –promotional document that presents you in the best possible light, it is the most powerful channel between you and your potential employer, for the purpose of getting invited to a job.
  • It is your personnel document that has to be compact in style and organized in presentation. It is a very important Document so you have to identify relevant details from the heap of information.
  • Academic qualification, professional experience and current job description are of primary importance.
  • Resume has to be simple and lucid in appearance. Avoid high-sounding and formal language. Chronological pattern in case of a continuous career is a must. Go as per skill-sets, if otherwise.
  • Remember that employers receive hundreds of resumes and may only glance over them to find those that catch their eye. You need to ensure that yours will catch their eye by paying attention to your résumé’s organization, appearance and content.

Focus Points for drafting a resume:

  • Job Objective: This is the most important and indispensable matter; it must focuses on a specific job title or occupational field.
  • Name and address: Write the first and the last names without indicating marital status. The contact address must have residence telephone, fax and e-mail and not office numbers. Specify if somebody else's facilities are being used.
  • Work experience: List the assignments beginning with the latest. The challenges faced must reveal your forte. Divide the experience in each organization in to tenures and list the accomplishments in a way that brings out the managerial expertise picked up by you while on the job.
  • Education: Give the academic qualifications especially if you are from prestigious institutions and have had an exemplary academic record. Briefly mention scholarships and medals. This is at the junior level. At the senior level, give the details of professional qualifications attained.
  • Personal information: This is optional. Do not go over board on hobbies. This gives an impression that personal interests supersede the professional ones.
  • Additional information: Details that might be relevant to employment objectives but do not fit in any category are to be given in this.

In brief a good resume must have the following features.
Neatly presented

The Look of Your Resume


  • Use action words to describe skills, completed tasks, job responsibilities.
  • Expect to write more than one draft.
  • Be brief, concise and action-oriented.
  • Use bullets to set off each major idea.


  • Error-proof your resume.
  • Spelling, punctuation,typing errors, erasures, and correction fluid marks will screen you out from being considered for an interview.
  • Use bond paper in white, eggshell or cream with black print.
  • Be sure to leave plenty of margin space (approximately 3/4 to one inch).
  • Better to use two pages than to squeeze everything on one page.
  • Use standard print style for easy reading.
  • Use letter quality or laser printers. Photocopies should be sharp and clean. Black spots, smudges or shadows are not acceptable.
  • Special effects are primarily used for the creative industries of public relations, advertising, marketing and the media. Others should be conservative in nature.


  • It is unnecessary to put the word "Resume" at the top of the page.
  • Listing job objectives can be restrictive.Your objective may be to get an interview for every job for which you qualify.
  • Continuing education, certifications, company training workshops and licenses are included in the Education segment.
  • DO NOT include personal characteristics (height, weight, age), gender, religion, marital status, health, number of children or organizations considered controversial.
  • DO NOT include salary requirements or reasons for leaving a job.
  • DO NOT include references in a resume.
  • Never send a resume without a personalized cover letter.
  • Avoid the use of the word "I".
  • Avoid jargon and exaggeration.
  • Do not use a nickname on the resume.

Action Verbs 

The following is a list of possible action verbs to help in describing your job duties and responsibilities: 

Administer Facilitate Perform
Advocate File Persuade
Analyze Formulate Plan
Assemble Gather Prepare
Assist Identify Process
Balance Implemant Produce
Budget Initiate Program
Build Inspect Promote
Coach Install Record
Coordinate Interview Recruit
Consult Investigate Repair
Counsel Maintain Represent
Create Manage Research
Deliver Market Reveiw
Demonstrate Mediate Schedule
Design Monitor Supervise
Develop Motivate Synthesize
Direct Negotiate Test
Establish Observe Transcribe
Evaluate Operate Utilize
  Organize Write

Proofreading Checklist 

Before you send in your resume, take a moment to double-check these items: 

  • Is the pertinent personal data correct - phone number, address, and work address?
  • Is your highest educational attainment shown first?
  • Does your objective briefly state your employment goals without getting too specific to rule you out of consideration for other jobs?
  • Does your objective focus on what you can bring to the employer rather than what you want from the employer?
  • Have you included professional courses that support your candidacy?
  • Have you avoided listing irrelevant job respons



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