RESUME – BUILDING TIPS FOR FRESHERS

How much time does a fresh Engineering candidate required to build an appropriate Resume which impresses the recruiter? An Hour? Or a Day? Or a Month?
The answer is minimum six months or maximum two years. Let me justify this later before that let us Autopsy the fresh Graduate resume.

HEAD PORTION

NAME :
MAIl ID :
ADDRESS :
CONTACT NO :

The above-mentioned data are used to identify and communicate with a person, so this portion will not have much impact on your selection.

CHEST PORTION

OBJECTIVE :
EDUCATIONAL DETAILS :
B.E MARKS UPTO RECRUITING DATE :
XII MARKS :
X MARKS :

Objective

Many Objectives are repeated or just copied, only a few people really work out to differ from others. Recruiters not much concerned about your objective unless it catches their attention.

Educational details:

This data helps a candidate to get selected for the interview process if he possesses the minimum eligible limit set by the Recruiter.

For example

  • Some companies may ask min 80% or 8 C.G.P.A from X, XII, and Engineering with no history of Arrears
  • Some companies may ask min 70% or 7 C.G.P.A from X,XII, and Engineering with 1 or 2 Arrears
  • Some companies may ask min 60 % or 6 C.G.P.A from X,XII, and Engineering with 2 or 3 Arrears [NOTE: You should not have backlogs while joining any company]

ABDOMEN PORTION

SKILL SET
PROJECT/MINI PROJECT WORK :
CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES :

SKILL SET

Many recruiters directly jump into this portion once they open your resume. The recruiter will test the depth of knowledge you possess in your skill set area by asking various questions. If you answer all the questions correctly, then the probability of getting selected is very high.

Project/Mini Project Work

At present scenario irrespective of the Enterprise (Small/Medium/Large) every individual as to work in a team to achieve a goal. To examine your team playing skills, the recruiter may ask the following sample questions

  • Explain your Project in detail
  • What knowledge did you gain from your project?
  • What’s your role in the project?
  • What are the difficulties you faced while executing the project?

Unless you sincerely involved in the project, you cannot impress the recruiter.

Co-curricular activities :

  • PAPER PRESENTATION
  • INTERNSHIP
  • WORKSHOP
  • CONFERENCE/SEMINAR
  • NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

Certificate obtained by participating in Paper presentation/ Workshop/Internship/Conference/Competitions etc, add value and ranks above your competitors.

TAIL PORTION

EXTRA -CIRCULAR ACTIVITIESb :
HOBBIES :
REFERENCE :
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT :

Extra-Circular activities and Hobbies of a candidate are not going to play any role in the productivity of a company. So this portion also will not have much impact on your selection.

Finally, from the Autopsy of fresh Graduate resume, we shall conclude that a candidate’s probability of selection is high only if he strengthens the “ABDOMEN PORTION” of his resume.

Now let me justify the answer (Min Six months to Max Two years).

To participate in a Paper presentation or National/International competitions an Engineering graduate has to prepare from either third year (5th/6th Sem) or Final year (7th Sem). Also to complete a valuable Project/Mini project a graduate has to put all his efforts in proper planning and executing. This cannot be done in an hour or a day or a month.

Like JOHN HEYWOOD’S proverb “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, Resume also cannot be built in a day.

RESUME FORMAT FOR APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM (ATS) :

Modern job portals like Indeed, Monster.com are using Applicant Tracking Software to filter candidates based on the job specifications. Many potential candidates are rejected by these software’s because of incompatibility of the resume format. For further details watch the video carefully till the end.