A Resume is incomplete without these elements!

Your resume is probably the most important piece of paper in your professional life. It is like a bridge that connects you to your job. However, many people may find this document intimidating. Perhaps you’re unsure how to fit all of your information onto a single page.

Perhaps you’re unsure of how to format and write your resume. Perhaps you have no idea what a resume is!

So, first, let’s understand what a resume is! 

 

So, your resume is an overview of your professional life, whether it is new or has been ongoing for some time. It’s about one page long (two pages under certain conditions), and it highlights the jobs you’ve held and currently hold, the responsibilities you’ve taken on, the skills you’ve developed, and the qualities you bring to the table as an employee. Together, these factors make it extremely simple for any hiring manager to assess your qualifications and fit for a role.

To put it simply, it is like a summary of your career. 

Now that you know what a resume is – let’s understand a few of the vital elements of a resume: 

 

A resume should include all the information: 

1) Contact information

2) Resume summary 

3) Experience section 

4) Educational qualifications 

5) Skills section 

6) Additional information 

 

Come, let’s see what you should put under each section. 

 

1) Contact section

The contact section should be at the top of your resume and include your first and last name, address, email address, and phone number.

You may also want to include your social media platforms, blog, or website. 

 

2) Resume summary

This section of your resume consists of one to two sentences or a list outlining your top skills, experience, and accomplishments as they relate to the position you are applying for. Years of experience in a specific job or industry, skills you possess that are required for the position, and any specific achievements that demonstrate your eligibility for the job could all be included in your resume summary. 

 

3) Experience section 

In this section, you can add any specific work and other experience you have that is relevant to the position you are applying for. You should incorporate the companies you have worked for, your job title, and the specific duties you had in your position.

You can also include any significant achievements or awards received in previous jobs you have had.

 

4) Education section 

This section of your resume should contain your educational background as well as any academic achievements or awards you have received.

 

5) Skills section 

In this section of your resume, you can list the specific skills you have relating to the job profile. You can add computer skills, technical skills, and soft skills that are specifically relevant to the position. 

 

6) Additional information 

You can also add any specific awards or achievements, hobbies, and volunteer work relevant to the job. 

 

Awards/achievements

If you have any additional awards that you were unable to include in your experience section, consider including them here. You could, for example, certificates, publications, and testimonials relevant to the job you’re applying for.

 

Hobbies 

Your employer wants to know about you on a personal level as well. While you don’t have to include a long list of your hobbies, you could consider listing two or three activities that you enjoy doing in your spare time and that reflect your personality.

 

Volunteering in the community

Some employers prefer candidates who have a strong interest in or experience with community service. So if this is relevant to your job, do add it. 

 

These are a few crucial elements of a resume.

Make sure that you spend ample time crafting each section to make sure that the employer gets a full picture of you. Keeping out essential parts of your resume can make it difficult for potential employers to understand why you are a good fit for the position you have applied for.

 

Stay Awesome. Stay Productive.

-Divas Gupta


By divasgupta   |   May 29, 2022


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