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Fri, 08 Jul 2022

How to Write an Effective Resume

While every candidate applying for a job shares their resumes with their prospective employer, it is essential to know some of the ways by which your resume can stand out from the rest. With technological advancement, talent is just a click away from the recruiters. In such a scenario, it becomes inevitable for a candidate to have a systematically engineered resume that clearly highlights his/her skills and efficiency for the role applied for.


The resume summarizes your career graph, skills, and educational background. Since it is the first chance to get noticed by your recruiters, the objective should be to abridge relevant skills and experience. With thousands of applications in line, a recruiter quickly scans your resume to look for your suitability for the job.


In order to write an effective resume, you may follow the below steps:

  • Read the job description thoroughly to look for the key requirements in terms of skills/ experience and qualifications.
  • Enlist the required skills in your resume in a clear and concise way
  • A resume must start with your personal information, followed by work experience, skills, and education.
  • Make sure that you use reverse chronological order to list your career map, i.e, starting with your most recent/ current job
  • In case you are a fresher, your highest qualification will come first, and then list the relevant internships/ apprenticeship
  • Keep the format simple so that it is easy for the recruiter to scan through the relevant information. Prefer using a font style like Arial, Calibri, or Georgia with a size ranging between 10-12.
  • Ideally, the resume must not exceed two pages, if you can encapsulate the required information on a page that would be best.
  • Adding a summary or objective statement to your resume will make it more effective. It can be one/two lines highlighting your relevant skills for the job. Eg. “An experienced social media manager with a proven track record of measurable results. I'm aiming to work for a brand focused on e-commerce”.
  • Try to include resume keywords that may help the ATS (Applicant Tracking System) popularly used by recruiters nowadays to increase your chances of being shortlisted.


Before sharing your resume with the recruiters, please ensure that you have proofread it thoroughly. Having a typo or spelling error in the resume will get in the way of your selection. An effective resume summarizes your relevant experience and skills and is quite concise so that the recruiter does not lose his focus.


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