Dos and Don’ts in Resume

This basically covers about Dos and Don’ts in resume preparation. So please create your resume with more care. We have covered do and don’ts in a very quick point to point manner. Hence it is easy for readers to understand and remember.

Number of Pages

  • write resume with minimum number of pages.
  • For freshers the number should not exceed 3 pages and it is good to write with in 2 pages.
  • For experience the number should not exceed 7 pages and it is good to write with in 5 pages.
  • Do not write resume lengthy sections and more number of pages.

Fonts

  • Make sure to use single Font type and font color and font size [Excepts headings].
  • Font Type : Appropriate once which are visible and readable format.
  • Text Color : Black.
  • Font size  : 9,10,11 based on font type.
  • Do not include multiple font types
  • Do not include multiple colors

Text Alignment

  • Make sure you use proper text align.
  • Mostly use left alignment for project description and other sections in resume
  • Do not keep center align or right align for paragraph sections.

Bullet Points

  • Make sure to use Bullet points to show below information.
  • Area of Expertise and Key strengths.
  • Technical skill to show individual wise.
  • Responsibilities.
  • Do not use bullet points for all the sections in resume.

Tabular information

  • Make sure to use Tabular information to show below information
  • Work Experience.
  • Education information.
  • Technical skill to show segregation wise.
  • Do not use Tabular format for all the sections in resume.

Images

  • Use Text only instead of Images or screen shots in Resume.
  • Applicant Tracking Systems which will read key words in resume to short list the profiles for any jobs. It will not read text from images
  • Do not include screen shots or images.

Identification Photo

  • 90% percentage of jobs doesn’t require photos on the resume. Very rare cases or if it mandatory for any particular post/job then only add photo in the heading section of the resume.
  • If it mandatory include soft copy of passport size photo only.
  • Make sure the background of photo in single color. Preferably white background.
  • Do not include photos in resume unless if it is specified.
  • Do not include photo which is dull or bigger in size or background.

Strengths

  • Include strengths relevant to the job and which should add more value to your resume. resume.
  • Add Strengths such as Leadership Skills, Communication Skills and Adaptable so on based on the job.
  1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  2. Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  3. Adaptable to differing cultural and business environments.
  4. Enjoy working as a team member as well as independently.
  • Do not include Strengths those are not relevant to the job.
  • Do not include photo which is dull or bigger in size or background.

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