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Fresher Resume Guide: 5 Tips to Write an Attractive Resume for Freshers

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Posted by firstnaukriblog Aug 30, 2019

Creating a resume can be a daunting task, especially if you are just getting started and don’t have much to show on your CV. You may choose to use our Free Online Resume Maker. This intelligent resume maker can ensure that your CV inculcates all the basic yet mandatory information which has to reflect in front of a prospective employer. It will also help you figure out the format easily as it is templatized. All you need to do is include skills, include a limited experience, write all details about projects and internships and your academic background.

While a resume can be your best asset to land a dream job, please be wary that it is very important to make a perfect CV that sells itself to the employer. Here are a few tips that can help you ace your CV, especially if you are a fresher.

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TIP#1
Tailor-Make your Resume :
Always make it a point to tailor-make your resume. One should make it a point to build his/her resume keeping in mind the requirements of the job and the employer. No two job postings require the same resume. For example, a resume designed for a web developer job will not be similar to a resume for an accountant’s job. You should ensure that you write your CV for specific job positions. The resume should highlight the key skills required for each job.

Also read: Difference between a CV and a resume

Also, a fresher should keep in mind that the resume is built from the employer’s point of view. Only that information should be included in the resume that you believe is required by the employer. The employer shouldn’t be hunting for keywords or skills in your resume. Include all the information that you think, is required by the employer and not information that you wish to give.

 

TIP #2
The Perfect Length :
No employer has the time to go through a long text-based resume. Keeping it simple, short and concise is the key. The idea is to beat your competitors. A CV that is short, beautifully formatted and has just the right amount of information and info-graphics, will leave a lasting impact on the mind of your employer. This will also make you stand apart from your competitors. Getting a job will be much easier in such a scenario.

Also Read: College Student Resume Writing Examples

TIP #3
Typos and Grammatical Mistakes :
Make sure that your resume has no grammatical mistakes. Proofread your resume twice or trice, but there shouldn’t be any typo errors. No matter how serious you are for the job, a grammatical error may indicate that you are taking the job for granted and are not valuing the time of the employer. The employer may mistake your grammatical mistakes for your laid-back and casual attitude.
At the same time, you should format your resume well enough, in a chronological order. The keywords should be highlighted and the fonts should be professional. The size of the fonts should be either 11 or 12.

 

TIP #4
Pay Attention to Experience :
As a fresher, you may not have a lot of experience. So what should you do in the experience column? Leave it blank? Definitely not. You should add your projects and any sidekicks that you have been a part of. Any internships or volunteer activities, even the events that you organized in your college, should be included.
The employer will love to see a fresher with some experience. Adding something is better than leaving it blank. Now, this doesn’t mean that you include anything in your CV. The column should be professional and must contain only the required experience.
For instance, there is no need for a web developer to add event managing experience, that he acquired when he organized an event in his college. The employer is not interested in such irrelevant information. Still unsure about the best resume format for an upcoming interview? Use the dedicated and free resume maker from Firstnaukri. Check out our Resume Maker Tool today to get the perfect freshers’ resume.

 

TIP #5
Final Checklist :
After the resume has been written and revised, there is a checklist that needs to be followed. This checklist will bring you closer to get that dream job.

  • Review all your contact information, and make sure they are up to date.
  • The employer has been addressed and the employer details mentioned are correct.
  • The resume looks good and is well formatted.
  • There are no typo and grammatical mistakes in the CV.
  • The keywords have been highlighted.
  • There is no irrelevant information included in the resume.
  • The CV doesn’t exceed two pages.
  • There should be no expected salary.

 

After you have gone through the checklist, you are all set to send this resume to the employer. Just make sure that your e-mail contains a good subject and the mail is not sent at any odd hour of the day. You can also use the Firstnaukri Free Resume Maker to create an impressive resume in 3 simple steps: (1) Register (2) Pick a template (3) Download for free! You might be unsure about the best resume format for your specific situation. FirstNaukri has a dedicated Online CV Maker for different job types.

 

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