Resume Writing Do's and Dont's
  • Make your resume easy to read.
  • Arrange each section in reverse chronological order with most recent experiences listed first & least recent experiences listed last.
  • Keep your resume to one page, unless you have substantial working experience.
  • Always prioritize the content of your resume according to the job you want.
  • Bullets should begin with action verbs & be in phrases, not sentences.
  • Mention your willingness to relocate or travel as they are appealing factors to many employers.
  • Include your work status information such as citizenship, visa or residency status.
  • Use correct verb tense while describing your roles & responsibilities.
  • A flawless resume is essential. Proofread your resume at least thrice to make it error free.
  • Make sure that key words for your field are used in your resume.
  • Never use resume templates. Try to create your own document that is both appealing & easily readable.
  • Do not use abbreviations except for GPA (for your undergraduate institution), & academic degrees (M.Tech, MBA etc)
  • Avoid extraneous information.
  • Don’t include “references available on request” on your resume. Instead, put your references on a separate document (with the same heading as your resume) with not more than 3-5 professional references, their titles & contact information.
  • Manually check each and every section of your resume for grammatical blunders.
  • Do not use personal pronouns such as "I." Instead write in the first person.
  • Do not split names and phrases between lines or sections between pages.
  • Do not include personal information such as birth date, sex, marital status, ethnicity, religion, marital status, social security or license or certificate number on your resume.
  • Do not include salary information on your resume. In case the employer requests a “salary history” or “salary requirements,” include the salary range you are seeking in your cover letter.
  • Do not embellish your resume. Make it truthful.