What is a Resume?
Resumes are what people use to get jobs, right?
A resume is a one or two page summary of your education, skills, accomplishments, and experience. Your
resume purpose is to get your foot in the door. A resume does its job successfully if it does not exclude you
To prepare a successful resume, you need to know how to review, summarize, and present your experiences
and achievements on one page. Unless you have considerable experience, you don't need two pages. Outline
your achievements briefly and concisely.
Your resume is your ticket to an interview where you can sell yourself!
How to Prepare an Effective Resume
1. Resume Essentials
Before you write, take time to do a self-assessment on paper. Outline your skills and abilities as well as
your work experience and extracurricular activities. This will make it easier to prepare a thorough resume.
2. The Content of Your Resume
All your contact information should go at the top of your resume.
Name, address, telephone, e-mail address,
web site address, pin code
Use a permanent address. Use your parents' address, a friend's address, or the address you plan to
use after graduation.
Use a permanent telephone number and include the area code.
Add your e-mail address. Many employers will find it useful. (Note: Choose an e-mail address that
Include your web site address only if the web page reflects your professional ambitions.
Objective or Summary
An objective tells potential employers the sort of work you're hoping to do.
Be specific about the job you want. For example: To obtain an entry-level position within a financial
institution requiring strong analytical and organizational skills.
Tailor your objective to each employer you target/every job you seek.
New graduates without a lot of work experience should list their educational information first. Alumni can
list it after the work experience section.
Your most recent educational information is listed first.
Include your degree (B.E., M.C.A., B.Sc., etc.), major, institution attended,.
Add your percentage if it is higher than 60.
Mention academic honors.
Briefly give the employer an overview of work that has taught you skills. Use action words to describe your
job duties. Include your work experience in reverse chronological order—that is, put your last job first and
work backward to your first, relevant job. Include:
Title of position,
Name of organization
Location of work (town, state)
Dates of employment
Describe your work responsibilities with emphasis on specific skills and achievements.
Other Skills or competencies,
Leadership experience in volunteer organizations,
Ask people if they are willing to serve as references before you give their names to a potential
Do not include your reference information on your resume. You may note at the bottom of your
resume: "References furnished on request."
3. Resume Checkup
You’ve written your resume. It’s time to have it reviewed proof-checked by your professor or any English
expert. You can also take the following steps to ensure quality:
Run a spell check on your computer before anyone sees your resume.
Get a friend (an English expert) to do a grammar review.
Ask another friend to proofread. The more people who see your resume, the more likely that
misspelled words and awkward phrases will be seen (and corrected).
These tips will make your resume easier to read and/or scan into an employer's data base.
Use white or off-white paper.
Use 8-1/2- x 11-inch paper (A4-size).
Print on one side of the paper.
Use a font size of 10 to 14 points.
Use non decorative typefaces better to use Times New Roman, Verdana.
Choose one or two typeface and stick to it.
Avoid script, and underlined words.
Do not fold or staple your resume.
If you are a fresher, see that it is not more than one page.
Watch Your Thoughts. They Become Words.
Watch your Words. They Become Actions.
Watch Your Actions. They Become Habits.
Watch Your Habits. They Become Character.
Watch Your Character. For It Becomes Your Destiny.
Sample Resume 1
S/o Srinivas, H.No: 7/23-222, Bommakal,
Karimnagar – 505001
My Objective: A Position that gives me more responsibility, where I can utilize all my abilities to the
greatest possible level for the benefit and growth of both organization and self.
B.Sc. M.P.Cs. Apoorva Degree College Karimnagar, A.P.
Passed with 62% so far
Intermediate Trinity Junior College Karimnagar, A.P.
Passed with 78%
S.S.C Paramitha High School Karimnagar, A.P.
Passed with 76%
P.G.D.C.A DISC Computers Karimnagar, A.P.
Passed with A+ Grade (92%)
One Year Regular course with hands on practice.
Has appreciable knowledge in C, C++, VB, Oracle, MS-Office, and Windows.
SOFTSKILLS Winners Power Speaking Karimnagar, A.P.
Gained knowledge in Leadership Skills, Inter Personal Skills,
Became proficient in Public Speaking and Body Language.
My Achievements Received “Certificate of Appreciation” from Apoorva Degree College for
exhibiting Leadership Qualities.
Participated in N.S.S. and received “Youth Leadership” award.
Received Certificate from “National Child Art Panorama” in School.
Initiated classmates for collecting donations for the local “Physically
My Interests Has a great interest in preparing greeting cards.
Has a special ability of carving pieces-of- chalk into idols and articles.
My Mission Statement To be rich in Knowledge, Skill and Character and to be more responsible
Personally, Professionally and Socially.
My Details Name: Nampally Karunakar
Date Of Birth: 4 th July 1989
Preferable Location: Anywhere in A.P.
My Favorite Quote: To Move The World, We must First Move Ourselves.
Sample Resume 2
20, Male, Indian
#161, Pravilla Apartments,Karimnagar – 505001
2001-02 Paramitha High School, Karimnagar 77% S.S.C.
Languages C, C++, Java, HTML
OS Windows 2000/XP
Stood among Top 5 students in Computer Science batch at Institute of Engineering and Technology.
Received certificate of Appreciation from Apoorva Degree College
Participated in Programming competition in Techniche 2006.
Sports and NSS
Represented Karimnagar at State Level Shuttle tournament which was held in Hyderabad
Participated in several inter college chess tournaments
Participated in NSS camps twice
3 year gradution in Tabla
1 year graduate in Vocal
Decoration in charge of cultural programs organized in the college
Extra – Curricular Activities
Attended 10 days soft skills training program conducted by Apoorva College
Initiated in health camp in my village
Possess Good communication Skills
Can learn things quickly
Interested in working in teams
I am conversant with English, Hindi, and Telugu
My hobbies include painting, paper cutting, and solving the Rubik's Cube
Sample Resume 3
[Type your address]
Phone: [Type your phone number]
E-mail: [Type your e-mail address]
Website: [Type your website]
To seek a challenging position that gives me more responsibility to serve the best and excel in the field of
computers (a chosen field)
B.Sc M.P.CS. (Pursuing Final Year) @ Apoorva Degree College, Karimnagar
Passed with 76 % so far
Intermediate completed in 2009 @ Trinity Junior College, Karimnagar
Passed with 70 %
S.S.C. completed in 2007 @ St. Jhon’s High School, Karimnagar
Passed with 75 %
Chairmen of Apoorva Institutions