Effective Resume Writing

Jeet asked, I am HR professional. Should we write..special achievement of all my previous company at one place and write responsibiltiy under company or I should write responsibility and achievement under each company? Thanks
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Jeet, Mentioning about your achievements seperately highlights its importance else information will get hidden between the words.


Sangharsh asked, having over 10 + yrs of experience and my CV has become too lengthy, its more than 5 pages, please advice if its ok to have a CV with 6 pages.
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Sangharsh, Classify Important Very Important and not so Important Areas of your 5 Pages CV. Highlight on Very Important & Imp. areas that appeal to you Current and future career prospects, avoid not very important areas to be precise. However ther are so many Professional facts you share with interviewer through Conversation that need not be part of CV.


NeerajSahu asked, Hi Amit, Very Good after noon…I am having 8yrs of experience but I am not getting any call from testing domain..? what is missing..how I will know…?
Amit Bansal answers, Hi, Not Receiving a Call does not mean that your resume is missing something. However it is an indicator to ensure you mention the Professional information more appealing to the Job applied for. Hope this will help you get through.


bhoot asked, Is it good to mention current salary in the resume
Amit Bansal answers, Hi, Mention of Current Salary or Expected Salary never falls under resume structure at all. Such information can be shared through your Cover Letter/email.


suresh asked, Hi Amit, I am always confused about the apt length of a resume when it goes for a first level of analysis by HR for selecting a person from a bunch. What should be the ideal length and what relevant details to include in it as I believe HR would not be concerned by the finer details say how your input in a project team was well appreciated by a client?
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Suresh, Concentrate on Coverage of your Professional Experience and Key Personal Information. Ensure you have a short professional summary or Overview in the first page of your CV and include detailed information later. this will ensure that relevant details are noticed irrespective of CV length.


abcdefgh asked, how put your achivements in minimum words..
Amit Bansal answers, Hi, Mention about the Business Impact your efforts have led to, and highlight on positive implications to Business.


arun asked, naukri or any other job websites offer professional help in reusmes for a fee. is it a scam or we should try it out?
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Arun, Such services are purely need based be sure before you opt for it.


shreehari asked, Hi sir i have an experience of 2 years.But 1 year in Embedded software devolopment and nex year in software devolopment.I am looking for new oppurtunities in Embedded .How can i show that in CV?
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Shreehari, Ensure information about your Experience Continuity is provided clearly and justify the Shifts or Gaps between Job Roles.


kriplani asked, Can we skip description about some projects which were taken up very long ago?
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Kriplani, if mention of the Project help adding value for the Job applied, then pls. do mention. However it appropriate for specific role based Opportunities.


Prateek asked, Hi Amit, I want to know whether internal certifications from company add a value to resume! thanks
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Prateek, Certification from Companies add value to your profile provided they reflect on your task accomplishments. mention of the Achievements assisted by certifications.


Vijay asked, What things should be included in resume for sales administration job in pharma or distribution for Asst. Manager/Manager post
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Vijay, Design your resume around the Particulars of your Current job Description and KRAs which will enable interviewer to assess you Better. this applies to respective roles in various industries.


Rahul asked, Hi Amit As an IT professional, what all should I include in a resume and how long should it be?
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Rahul, Mention your Professional Summary in terms of Projects you have been part of, Your Roles and Responsibilities and tenure. this will help the interviewer to have an overview of your previous career. Further to it Mention the Experience particulars into cronological order providing details of your Roles and Responsibilities and Achievements Organisation Wise. Coverage of the facts is important over length of Resume.


arun asked, What should be the starting sentence for a B.E(mechanical) having experience in civil engineering field?
Amit Bansal answers, Resume with your Name as Title should start with your Career Objective that should be in line with the Requirement of the Prospective Employer. Mention about your Technical Abilities in a diversified manner including your Academics achievement in mechanical stream and your Experience into Civil Engineering. However to strike the best opportunity, try to identify your Core Competencies Either in Mech. or into Civil and Proceed in that direction.


dasfdasf asked, Any tips for a damn catchy resume? I need it for government panel of IAS and other hot shots!
Amit Bansal answers, Plan the Resume that should address the Information requirement that helps you Justify your competencies for the job you have Applied.


bhoot asked, In case of 6 yrrs work exp approximate length of cv should be?
Amit Bansal answers, Length is not the crteria for the Best CV the coverage of all your Academics and Professional atributes is Important.


Nilkavi asked, Hello Amit, Whats basics should reflects in Resume…
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Nilkavi, Resume should reflect your Professional, Academic, Achievements and Competencies based information.

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Chat Date: August 8, 2012

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