Writing Resume For Your First Job

A good resume is the most important tool in finding the right job irrespective of the number of years of your experience. However, when it comes to your first job, there is nothing as important as your resume that should go right. In today’s competitive world, there are many graduates competing with each other for fresher jobs. Especially in these times of economic slowdown, it has become all the more difficult to get jobs for freshers. However, a well written resume can help you.

Your resume is like an advertisement for you. It will sell you in front of the recruiter. So, unless the advertisement is right and is able to highlight your key strengths, the recruiter will not be convinced no matter how good you are. So, grab this opportunity to sell yourself perfectly. There are a few tips that can help you make good and impressive resume writing. Follow these tips and come out with an effective graduate resume for that coveted first job.

Start your resume with your name in the top center. It is not required to write ‘Curriculum Vitae’ or ‘Resume’ at the top as that is already understood. Write your name in a larger font than the rest of the text so that it becomes prominent and gives a higher recall to your resume. Below this you need to mention your contact address such as phone number, permanent address and also your university address if your term is yet not complete. Also, mention your e-mail address.  

For your resume, it would be really great if you mention your career objective and aim in the beginning itself. It is optional but if written well, it leaves a very good impression on the reader as the recruiter gets an instant idea of your personality and the way you view your career in future. When you apply to any freshers job, this part should be custom-made to suit the requirements of the job. This does not imply that you have to lie there but you should project yourself in words that are suitable for the job and will catch the attention of the recruiter immediately. But remember that it has to be presented very well otherwise it may backfire.

Now, mention your educational qualifications. Start with eth most recent first. Whether it is a graduate or a post-graduate qualification, it should be presented lucidly. With the degree, mention your division or marks prominently if they are worth boasting. Mention the name of the university clearly. Also, mention corresponding dates and degree titles here. Apart from your formal university education, if you have ever taken any other professional training, do mention it on your resume. This will give you an edge over other applicants. Also, if there are other events, clubs and societies that you were part of at the university and school level, mention them here as it will give an idea to the recruiter about your extra skills and ability to participate an lead.  

Since you are a fresher, there would obviously be not any work experience to mention. However, here you can mention any internship that you might have undergone. Mention the projects that you handled in detail. Write about your role in eth project and what you learnt during the internship. This will be of paramount interest to the recruiter. If you have done any part-time or summer jobs, do mention those also. Also, if you have one nay community or voluntary work, recruiters would be interested in knowing about that too. These may or may not be directly relevant to the kind of job that you have applied for but this will give recruiter an idea that you are willing to take up responsibilities.

When you have prepared the resume, proofread it for any spelling or grammatical mistakes. Nothing puts off a recruiter more than this. Also, it reflects on your ability, competence and attitude. Since the primary aim of your resume is to get you interview calls for jobs for freshers. So, you must leave no stone unturned to ensure that those calls come your way. Also, take the final resume to an experienced person to get it checked once. There might be flaws or improvements that you may have overlooked but an experienced eye can tell those. Your well-written resume is your ultimate tool and it is this on which your interview would be based. So, prepare it well and go through it many times before appearing for the interview.

Geetika Jain writes on behalf of FirstNaukri.com, a leading job portal for fresher jobs in India. FirstNaukri.com helps in searching Jobs for freshers, walk-ins interviews, interviews tips for freshers, career openings for freshers in top companies, resume writing. With FirstNaukri you can easily post your resume and find your first dream job.

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