Thursday, 6 September 2012

|| The making of a RESUME ||

A day in the life of a college student: What to include in a resume? What to skip? Is it too much? Gosh, its lengthy!
Experienced it? Right!!!!! So today's post is a short one, to the point and crisp! :)

Resume: A Resume is a document used to display one's academic background and skills for employment purposes. Everybody has one, irrespective of their field.

It takes 25 seconds for a professional to know you just by reading your resume. Make those 25 seconds count!

How to make Resume you ask? We'll tell you..

1) Write down all your experiences and achievements, from senior school to present, in a piece of paper separately. 
2) According to your 'field of interest', pick those in order of most significant to least significant.
3) You can either start from senior school to present or vice versa: completely your call!
4) Add everything and see if it fits in a page or two at the MAX. If not, remove the least significant points.
5) Broad categories under which you could classify your resume are: career objective, areas of interest, technical skills, academic projects, key achievements, strengths, extra-curricular activities!
6) Include your name, parents information, address, date of birth, gender, nationality, hobbies and languages at the end of your resume.
7) Leave a space for date and  your signature!

Do's & Don'ts for an impressive Resume!

1) Keep it short- One page seems to be short but is more than enough for an employer to know if you are fit for the company. They don't have time! Also, it doesn't look organized if you have thrown information in a desperate attempt to save space. Make it short, use one words for sentences and do not extend more than two pages.

2) Customize your goals & achievements- Highlight (Bold) your career objectives upfront. Customize your resume according to the employer's needs and state your objective clearly.

3) Back Details with Dates- Back your experiences, education, etc with month and year for a factual orientation.

4) Personalize it- Format it using tables and borders. You may or may not add a professional picture of yourself at the top corner. You also have an option to provide email ids and contact number at the very top.

5) No colors please!- Even if its a fashion related resume, please don't use colored paper (even in beige or tan) or any fonts to dramatize it. You have to show a professional front and no matter what your personality is, reserve the hues for your wardrobe (that too minimal).

6) Don't overdo it!- They want to hire you, not keep you for their personal job. So don't reveal personal information like below one, on resumes.

7) Check and Check- Even if you have checked numerous times, there still can be errors which you are overlooking. Give it to your friend and parents for a better analysis. Advice comes for free! ^_^

Save it! Get a Print! You're done! :)

We hope you liked what you read.. If you have any suggestions or want to add something then you're most welcome to leave a comment. We read each and every comment :)

Also, You can make an ONLINE RESUME at Boomerang Plus... CLICK HERE

BIG NEWS: A lot of people liked our previous article: Career Shifts: The heart of it.. Some of us told that they also took the leap and changed their career.. Did you follow your intuition and changed your career? Then we want YOU! We want your inspirational story (short). How it all happened, we want to know. We would publish it on our WEBSITE. So if you have an inspirational story about your or about someone else then please forward it to

Until next time!

~Boomearng Plus


  1. nice article this will surely help me in my campus placements.

    great work Boomerang Plus

  2. I am sure this will be a great read for everybody out there !!


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  4. such a great post! useful and so ironical!

  5. Nice post and very useful one for everyone...happy blogging :)

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  7. This is really useful, great suggestions here =)
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. Useful post :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Excellent points.

  10. great post!

  11. thanks for the tips, they are all important! xx

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  12. Great post! Very informative and I love all the jokes that go along with it!


  13. SO well written! :)
    I loved the humour part that you have added to this :D
    Following you!

    Keep blogging (Y)

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  16. Thanks for the comment! I follow you!!!
    HAve a nice day.
    Kisses, Den.

  17. I like your blog. And thanks for commenting on my post. Yep, I would like to follow each other. I am now your new follower.

  18. Nice tips!

  19. haha, it was fun reading this post ! very crisp n clear !I am gonna steal that autobiography part !
    Invite you to my new post !

  20. very helpful! i wish i had read this before spending weeks on mine! being a uni student is a hard life at times lol! ;)


  21. This is great!<3

  22. I'm following you now!<3

  23. Love your blog! How'd you like to follow each other?

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  24. such a great funny and great post ! wish You lots of smile ! ...would You like to follow each other ? just let me know :)