A resume should content following section :-

  1. Personal information, contact information
  2. Objective
  3. Education
  4. Summary of qualification
  5. Work experience
  6. Membership and organization
  7. Publications

Personal information, contact information

The informative header is the first thing the hiring manager sees, so make it accurate. It should include the following details:

  • Your full name.
  • Your phone number.
  • Your email address.
  • Your location (City, ST).

Work experience guidelines

  • It should include company name,  geographic location of office, job tittle, date of employment and, duties and responsibilities.
  • It should be easy to read.
  • Easy to identify key information
  • Use magic keyword. Look for relevant keyword in job description.
  • Date of employment should be on the right.
Sample work experience

When creating your professional experience summaries, try to use real data and numbers. This is easier for a hiring manager to digest because you are offering verifiable information. Try to begin every sentence or bullet point with a powerful verb. A few examples of this include:

  • “Developed RESTful APIs in Python.”
  • “Spearheaded web UI application.”

Educational section guidelines

  • Include relevant educational qualification, certification course and other courses which might be helpful in transition to new industry.
  • Clearly mention uncompleted course otherwise it will convey wrong information to interviewer.
  • You may include date of degrees also. Date are must for new college graduate.

General guidelines

  • Use single bulleted list instead of paragraph, as paragraph are hard to follow.
  • List skills which are appropriate to the job.
  • Work experience should come before educational qualification for experienced individual.
  • Email address should be professional. Refrain from using sex, nick name and other information.
  • List timelines from most recent to oldest. Add both month and year.
  • Upload or email resume in pdf format only.
  • Keep margin size to 1 inch on right and left of the resume.
  • Appropriate font size is 12 for the body. Section header should fonst size should not be greater than +2 of the body font size.
  • Objective may be included to fill up the space in the resume. This section is also helpful for switching industry.