What is the first thing that a recruiter notices about you, even before he has met you? Well, it’s your resume! The impression of your resume can be a decisive factor in your selection for an interview. Your resume should be attractive and appealing, so that the recruiters are prompted to call you for an interview.
So, the big question is how to create the best impression of your resume? Well, there are a few important factors to consider while making a resume. The first thing is the presentation. The first look or glance at the resume should evoke interest and urge the recruiter to read further. Therefore, all the information should be presented well in separate headings and clearly. Information should not look cluttered and it should be presented in relevant headings. There should be different headings and relevant information should be put under appropriate headings. For instance, if you have worked on a project/projects during your college, then create a heading ‘Project during course/college’ and if you have worked on a project during your internship with an organization, then that information should be clearly stated under the heading ‘Project during Internship’ so that each project you have worked upon or have been a part of should be mentioned clearly and the recruiter can find the relevant experience/importance easily.
Make sure to avoid excessive usage of capitalized words as it is considered ‘shouting’ or inappropriate. Sometimes, excessive usage of formatting can damage the impression of the resume. So, it’s important that in order to ‘decorate’ or format the resume, minimalistic usage of formatting should be kept in mind. This is because it can defeat the very purpose of conveying the information about the candidate educational, professional and personal information in a clear and in an organized way.
So, when you apply for an interview, make sure that your resume is made in an orderly manner. It should be articulate, exude professionalism and should be highly appealing. All the facts and information should be presented in an organized and a structured manner.
All these aforementioned factors will help you to create a good impression of your resume which will act as a stepping stone to your preferred job.