How do I create the perfect resume?

I tried a lot to improve my resume, but it does not look good enough. I am a graduate, specializing in Functional English. Currently I am working in a BPO company(Yahoo!), and my current position is that of a Process Executive. I want to look for a better job, and complete my MBA. I would like to look for a job/complete my MBA abroad. Is there any one out there who can help me out with a good resume template??

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2 Responses to “How do I create the perfect resume?”

  1. marycucha says:

    well my advice is speak to ur best Eng teacher and tell it about da resume and he/ she will help better. keep practice b/c is the key 4 success.

  2. mervin says:

    The General format of your resume should be as follows

    1. Name and contact address with email id and contact phone Number

    Name, address, telephone, e-mail address, web site address

    All your contact information should go at the top of your resume.

    * Avoid nicknames.
    * Use a permanent address. Use your parents’ address, a friend’s address, or the address you plan to use after graduation.
    * Use a permanent telephone number and include the area code. If you have an answering machine, record a neutral greeting.
    * Add your e-mail address. Many employers will find it useful. (Note: Choose an e-mail address that sounds professional.)
    * Include your web site address only if the web page reflects your professional ambitions.

    2. Your Career objective

    An objective tells potential employers the sort of work you’re hoping to do.

    * Be specific about the job you want.
    * Tailor your objective to each employer you target/every job you seek.

    3. Your educational details in reverse chronological order

    * Your most recent educational information is listed first.
    * Include your degree (BE, BTech, ME, Mtech, MS.), area of specialization , institution attended, percentage/grade point average
    * Mention academic honors.

    4. Your skill set:

    · Clearly categorize your skills correctly ,for example

    Programming languages : C, C++, JAVA

    Operating systems : UNIX, LINUX

    5. Project details:

    · Clearly specify the name of the project

    · Type of the project (Major/minor)

    · Give a clear description of not more than 5 lines about the project

    · Where you did the project

    · Time taken to implement the project

    6. Extracurricular activities:

    · Highlight the academic and technical activities first

    · Specify the hobbies you are good at

    · Highlight activities which show qualities like leadership, teamwork etc

    7. References:

    In most instances it is not necessary to include names and address of references on the resume. If you include a reference, make it sure that the referenced person knows very well about you. It is also advisable to add the persons as references, whom the employer can contact easily. If possible add the phone number and e-mail ID of the reference

    Follow These Basic Standards….


    Don’t overcrowd your resume; allow for plenty of white space.

    Keep your resume to a maximum of two page whenever possible.

    Keep the number of fonts you use to a minimum — two at the most.

    Use a font that is easy to read. Times Roman works well.

    Do not justify the lines of type on your resume. Allow the right side of the page to “rag.”

    Do not overuse capitalization, italics, underlines, or other emphasizing features.

    Avoid Mistakes:


    To avoid spelling mistakes:


    Don’t use words with which you aren’t familiar.

    Use a dictionary as you write.

    Perform a spell check on your finished resume.

    Carefully read every word in your resume.

    Have a friend or two proof read your resume for you.


    Things to look for:


    Periods at the end of all full sentences.

    Be consistent in your use of punctuation.

    Always put periods and commas within quotation marks.

    Avoid using exclamation points.


    Grammar hang-ups to watch for:


    Do not switch tenses within your resume.

    The duties you currently perform should be in present tense (i.e., write reports)

    Duties you may have performed at past jobs should be in past tense (i.e., wrote reports).

    Capitalize all proper nouns.

    When expressing numbers, write out all numbers between one and nine (i.e., one, five, seven), but

    use numerals for all numbers 10 and above (i.e., 10, 25, 108).

    If you begin a sentence with a numeral, spell out that numeral (e.g. Eleven service awards won while employed.).

    Make sure your date formats are consistent (i.e.11/22/01 or Nov. 22, 2001, or 11.22.01. Choose one and stick with it.).

    Choose Your Words Carefully:

    Phrase yourself well:

    Be on the lookout for the following easily confused words:

    accept (to receive), except (to exclude)

    all right (correct), alright (this is not a word)

    affect (to bring about change), effect (result)

    personal (private), personnel (staff members)

    role (a character assigned or a function), roll (to revolve).

    Use action words (i.e., wrote reports, increased revenues, directed staff).

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