I am fresh graduate and don’t know how to make an effective resume to attract the recruiters and create a good impression through it on hiring managers? It’s the question which every fresher face after completing his/her education. Yes, to create resume without work experience is different to a normal resume.
Now let’s first find out the issues which fresher faces:
- A resume is one of the most important documents to its readers, and how to draft relevant and concise information is a very first issue for a fresher.
- Since most of the companies are using various ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) to screen the resumes so how to design it is another challenge. Might be your CV discarded by ATS because it wasn’t able to read it properly and due to this you can miss one potential opportunity.
- How to make a balance between an amount of text and solid facts is another challenge, because fresher do not have enough matter to make it effective.
The best Resume Layout for Fresher:
To create best in a class resume and overcome the above challenges, given below bits of advice can help you:
Info header- Name and contact, use Large standard font, which is easy to read.
Career objective- If you are including it then keep this section as short and brief as possible, it’s the optional section and also not very useful.
Qualifications- It’s the one of the most important section of your resume. In this section share all information like qualification, major subjects, year of passing, Board or University, College name, CGPA or percentage of marks.
Software and Technical skills- Every employer has major checklist criteria items so make sure you’re providing all the relevant information required and clearly define your skill sets in terms of application requirements.
Practical Exposure- Mention your all Projects, internships, and other related academic work very clearly. Make sure in this section you are clearly defining Objective of the project or Internship, which kind of work or approach you apply and what was the outcome.
Achievements- This section gives you an opportunity to brag about yourself to use it. Clearly define your achievements.
There is no need to fear the lack of professional experience on your resume. Follow the tips above, and you will have a resume that will compensate the lack of experience and gets you the interview.
Last but not least, a strong cover letter is always a great way to make up for the absence of professional experience and help to complement your resume.
What a recruiter look in fresher’s resume:
- Writing and Articulation Skills: Make sure you are not making any grammar or spelling error. Every sentence of your resume must be complete and reflect the intention and intent of that sentence clearly.
- Education: Keep in mind that you are mentioning all the available information about your academics. Because might be you missed the thing which they want in the CV for shortlisting.
- Fancy Formatting: Recruiters don't often see how fancy your resume is. The original file is usually there for us, but most recruiters aren't clicking through to that. If you're going to do something innovative with your resume, I recommend having a clean text resume as well, whenever possible. Also, if the formatting is important, always send in PDF. Eight times out of ten, if I genuinely like a candidate and all I have is a text resume, I'll ask them to send me the prettier version for when I present them to a hiring manager.
- Include URLs: You can include social URLs like LinkedIn, Twitter, GitHub etc. Avoid to mention Facebook or other personal networking sites and of course, you also don’t want that recruiter to see your personal stuff.
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