Resume Preparation tips, Formats and types for Job Interview

Resume Definition:

Resume TipsBasic Job Search Principle = Market Yourself! A Good Resume which is also Employer screening tool is essential for a serious job search.
Your Resume is a Marketing Tool that sells YOU. So market your qualifications with a good resume,a initial marketing brochure that reflects you as a professional potential product to the company.

Main Purpose of the resume is to get you an interview call and ultimately to settle in job.
Most of the employers want to see your resume before meeting you in person.

A good Resume is a snapshot of your qualifications,interests and skills relevant to a position that capture the reader's interest and attention to convince them. 

As a Job seeker, invest your time to develop and update your resume  that summarizes how your skills and abilities will be useful to the company.

Don't Forget The four “ C’s  of Resume ”: Complete Concise Consistent Correct

Resume Formats:


1. Chronological  2. Functional  3. Combination  4. Targeted.
5. Federal Resumes  6.Curriculum Vitae

Note: For further information regarding this one search in Google, yahoo, Bing, etc,.

Resume Types:

Resume Formatting is key for preparing Good Resume – Generally  the average employer spends just 10-20 Seconds in reviewing each resume that is submitted. Check for spelling errors and  typing errors. Keep it in mind that Spelling, Grammar, Formatting and Structure can MAKE or BREAK your chances of being selected.
1.Paper(Traditional) Resume:Guidelines for preparing:

Page Length  – 1 to 2 pages
Font – Arial, Tahoma, Times New Roman or Verdana
Font Size – 10 to 12 points
Font Styles – to highlight key areas bold, italics, & capitalization
Paper Color – white, light gray or ivory (color of the paper).
Poofread and Spell Check.
Writing Style: Always Write in First Person – No “I”.

2. Scannable:
In this form You have to send your Resume either by electronically or in paper format  to the potential employers for quick scan.

3. Electronic:
In this form, you need to sent your Resume as an E-Mail Attachment.
Microsoft Word is most commonly used  – save as Rich Text Format (RTF) unless posting suggests otherwise.
Generally in this form Resumes are Pasted in the Body of An Email, so one need to Copy and paste resume into your email.
Before sending one need to Review your Resume and check for formatting!

Standard Resume Sections:

Header  
Objective 

Education 

Honors/Activities
Work Experience
Relevant Courses
Skills
Projects

 In Header Section:

Name – you name and Put it in bold
Full address – Your address
Phone  – Include your contact number
Email – Include your email address

Objective in Resume: 

-Should be concise, short and straight to the point and Focus on skills and what you are seeking and what skills you will contribute, not what you expect to gain from the position.

-Can include specific title of the position, type of organization/industry, special interest, and skills you offer.

Tips for Good Resume Preparation:

1. Use action words in your descriptions;
Example: achieved, activiated, adapted, adminisered, advertised, advised, advocated, analyzed, etc,.
2. Act like a professional and avoid images, formats, inapropriate graphics, etc,.
3. One page only or maximum two pages  if  You are a fresh graduate. 
4. Always Stick to the truth and avoid buzzwords that you really don't understand.
5. Always Focus on achievements and results.
6. Use easy-to-read language
7. No Spelling errors. The same rule applies for Grammar.
8. Follow the instructions of the company provide the specific information.
10. Try to Maintain a consistent writing style in while preparing your Resume.
11. Avoid the use of “I” or “my” in your Resume.
12. Make sure to Avoid white space and Use white space (not borders) to break sections apart.
13. Try to Include a picture of yourself.
14. Be professional and Print your resume on “day glow” paper. 

Some Common Questions asked during interview:

1. Tell me about Yourself
2. Overview of your resume.
3. Why do you feel this is the appropriate profession for you?
4. What do you know about our company?
5. What are your strengths/weaknesses?
6. Where do you see yourself  in 5 years?
7. What qualities do you feel you can bring to the company?, etc,.

Questions you have to ask for employers during interviews...

-Always prepare questions of your own to ask, if not means it sends the message that you have no independent thought process.
-Prepare for interview well and Do not ask any questions that are clearly answered on the employer's website provided to you in advance by the employer .
-Unless until raised by the employer, Never ask about issues related to salary and other benefits.
-Ask for The organizational structure?
-Ask for the day-to-day responsibilities of job you applied if not aware of that?
-Ask for company's management style and the type of employee who fits well in it?
-Ask for the necessary skills and abilities required to succeed in that job?
-The  kind of work You are going to expect to do in  the first year?, etc,.

Also Refer:  
Success Tips for Job Interview

Note: For more detailed information on Good Resume preparation and Job Interview Tips search in google.com by using the terms "resume templates" related to different formats and are easy to download and available at free of cost  which proves to be very useful.,

Observe the below figure to know the Reasons why your resume is rejected.
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Best websites for Job Search are listed below:

1. www.monster.com
2. www.Oodle.com
3. www.naukri.com
4. www.simplyhired.com
5. www.snagajob.com
6. www.TheLadders.com
7. www.trovix.com
8. www.careerbuilder.com
9. www.ExecSearch.com, etc,
10. www.indeed.com


Irrespective of any job you are applying for either digital marketing, programmer, web developer, health care, etc, check for the above things before you send it out or upload your resume into any website to avoid elimination in the list of candidates from the recruiting pipeline in the job-hunting process. Hope this article will be useful to you. All the best.