Résumé Writing


A résumé is a document used to present an applicant’s backgrounds and skills while applying for new employment. It’s a summary of a candidate’s job experience and education.

Format of a Résumé

Although the templates of résumés vary from profession to profession, we will discuss the most widely accepted format here, which consists of −

  • Name − Full name of the applicant without general salutations like Mr., Ms.

  • Address − the permanent address

  • Objective − the aim of your professional life

  • Education − your academic qualification

  • Skills − areas of expertise in your profession

  • Programming Languages − if any

  • Software Tools − Software tools you use in your profession (MS Word, Excel)

  • Operating System Platforms − operating system you use (Windows, Mac)

  • Database Management System − if any

  • Personal Skills − soft skills

  • Experience Breakdown − detailed explanation of your experience

  • Achievements & Interests − Hobbies. Achievements in professional life

  • Declaration − stating all information provided about the applicant as true

NOTE − Fields marked (e, f, i) will change as per applicant’s area of expertise. Points (g, h) are considered parts of a general template now, as almost all the companies now expect the candidate to have basic computer proficiency on some specific software tool (MS Word, MS Excel, etc…).

A Sample Résumé

Sample Resume