August 25, 2022
A résumé is a glimpse into your academic as well as professional history. It’s a short account of your achievements that provides the first glimpse into you as a person worthy of a job.
No one has the time to read through your detailed life history, so limit it to 2 pages unless you have been working for over 20 years or so.
Put your name, contact details, educational history, work experience, skills, articles written, conferences attended (if any) and any other achievements.
– Do away with the objective section or summary. Utilize that space for something more relevant. Name your résumé with just the ‘first name’ and ‘last name’, no additions.
Here’s a nifty tip for freshers for your résumés. You can put your extra interests, especially if they are eye-catching. No grammatical or spelling mistakes!
Keep the interface clean and minimal. Your résumé needs to be easily readable, so make sure the font type and font size are not hurting the eye. When in doubt, go with Times New Roman, 12 size with double space.
There are lots of websites which offer CV or résumé templates, some of them being MS Word, Google Docs, Canva, Overleaf. You can pick and choose whichever you like and tailor your résumé according to the job description.
Lastly, always send your résumé as a pdf, unless stated otherwise. Sounds easy right? Trust me, you need to keep it simple.