Preparations before start writing effective resume

Preparation before start writing a resume

Most of the people don’t know what they should know before start writing an effective resume. People may know how to write a resume but only some people know how to write an effective resume that inspire their potential employer in very first sight. It may look difficult but it is as easy as a piece of cake. Before start writing resume do some home work. There are few things that you need to know before start writing an effective resume. You need to know three things.

Know yourself

Know your job

Know organization in which you are going to apply

Know yourself

It is very important that you know yourself, to do this you need do your personal assessment of your knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform a job. Applying for a job you do not have experience will pay you nothing. Analyze your knowledge, abilities, and skills for the better understanding of your capacity to work.


Knowledge here is known as familiarity of a specific field or area of your work. Before applying for a job you should assess your knowledge of field and also assess its level.


Ability is quality of a person to perform a task. Judge your abilities on the basis of your knowledge. Your knowledge and abilities will find a way for your decision to choose a right field of work for you to survive in.


Skills are known as abilities that become intelligent after experiences. When abilities put into work will become skills after a performer gain experience on a particular job or task. If you have worked in same field or relative field then you have earned skills in that particular field. Review your experiences and found your skills that will helpful in your upcoming career.

Know your job

Knowing yourself is not enough but you also have to know your job. There are lots of job that you cannot perform but applying for these job will prove waste of time. Always apply for jobs that are equivalent to your knowledge, abilities, and skills. If you applied in different field of work or you applied two to three step high to your level will not pay you anything but wait for response.

Know the organization

A candidate should also know the organization in which he/she is applying. Know organization’s business, market value and the internal environment to determine that you can work freely. If you are applying outside your country then you should also know the cultural background of that country or territory.

Choose the right format

After completing the above task you will need to choose appropriate format for your resume to do that you have to take a stance whether you are inexperience or a skilled candidate for a job you are looking for. If you are skilled and inexperience person then choose Functional/Skills-based Resume Format, if you are experience then choose reverse chronological.


Reverse chronological resume

Functional/Skill based resume

Combine resume

Profile resume/resume with profile

Targeted resume

Mini resume

Web base/Graphical resume/Non-traditional resume.



1-Reverse chronological resume

Reverse chronological resume is traditional resume that should be written in reverse work experience i-e. most recent job/work experience will list first to the first job at the end of the list. It is the most likely resume type because employers feel easy to find you recent work experience.



2- Functional/Skill based resume


Functional resume is also known as skilled based resume in which relevant skills to job are prominent. This type is preferable for those people who have gap in their career or they build their career in more than one field.


3- Combine resume


Combine resume is mixture of functional and chronological resume. In this type of resume you list skills and experience at first place, then your employment history take place. In short you highlight your relevant skills and chronological work history that are required by your potential employer.


4-Profile resume/resume with profile


This type of resume includes profile section contains applicant’s skills, experience and job objective/career goal in a summarize form.


5-Targeted resume


Targeted resume cleared by its name a resume that is targeted to a specific job. In this type of resume applicant relate everything to the job he/she is applying for.


6-Mini resume


Mini resume is brief summary which highlights work experience and qualifications. Mostly this type of resume is use for networking purposes or on the request of you potential employer who want an overview about you qualifications.


7- Web base/Graphical resume/Non-traditional resume.


A web base resume send by applicant or in graphical form resume is known as nontraditional resume.

Resume Writing: Tips for Effective Resume Writing

Tips for Effective Resume Writing

1-      Page

For effective Resume/CVs always try to use A4 (8 1/2 “ by 14” inches) page size with 1” inch margin all around. Avoid backgrounds in Resume and CVs.

2-      Text

You can use Time New Roman but Arial and Calibri are better option for an effective Resume/CV. Font size should be between 11 to 12 and for heading up to 16 only. Always use black color for your text instead of contrast colors like blue, red, or green. You can use maximum two types of fonts and you should try to limit it to one type only. All of the text in resume/CV should be de-link hyperlinks.

3-      Content


Create a simple but visible heading. The heading’s font size should be between 14 to 16 only. In heading make sure one thing that your name should be prominent all other information like address, email, phone number, fax number, cell phone number should be in normal font size between 11 to 12.

Career Goal/Job Objective

While writing career goal/job objective be specific, realistic action oriented. Limit you career goal/job objectives one to two phrases only.

Personality Traits/Personal Skills

Mention your personality traits in Skills Base or Combine Resume and always include your personality traits/ skills/personal strengths related to the job you are applying for. Limit your skills two to ten.

Employment History

Employment History/Work Experience is a vital part of your Resume/CV. Always explain your new potential employer about your work experience in which organization and on what post. Also mention your achievements and your work. List your recent job first then the job before recent, means list your job experience from recent to job to your first job.

Education History

List your recent degree/diploma first then previous ones. Always use abbreviations for your degrees and diplomas. Don’t forget to mention the year in which you have complete or gained the degree. If you have high grades i-e. A/A+ then mention them in your Resume/CV otherwise omit them because they may make bad impression to your potential employer. Always mention the names of institutions in which you have been studying.

Other Diplomas

Sometimes most of diplomas support your degrees or your work experience. If you have any then write then in this section. Write your diploma name in abbreviation then write the year, duration and institute.

Personal Data

Personal data is not an necessary part of your Resume/CV. It should be written if you left some space in your one page or two page resume. In this section you can mention name of your father, your home city/country, if you are applying outside the country. You can mention religion your nationality, your domicile, your CNIC no etc.


Most of people confused about references they think that references contains information about those people who will make an approach for the job you are applying. But only few people know the reality. References are those people who know your work/job history very well and they can explain your potential employer about your work experience. So, choose your references wisely and limit them to two. Never choose your relatives or family members as your references. Always choose your teacher, colleagues, and supervisors as your references. Before writing their names ask for their permission to use them as your references. Mention their name, designation, address (where they are available), way of communication, contact, if your reference has any vocational address, phone number then you should also mention it.

Free Tips for Effective Resume Writing

Resume Writing


Resume is a summary of qualifications, job experience, extra curriculum activities, achievements, and intended career path. This summary (Resume) is offered to update potential employer about candidate’s competences. One’s resume make good or bad thought on employer or hiring person. Employer/Hiring person’s decision to call a candidate for an interview is highly predisposed by one’s resume.

Before writing a resume one should know the essentials of resume and suitable format according to one’s knowledge, abilities and skills. Knowing is not enough writing every essential in proper way is also important. Writing every single thing in resume has its own pattern. One should need to know these patterns.

A resume has several contents such as opening section, education, work experience, achievements, awards, service activities, personal data and references.


Mostly a resume contains six main contents some of them can be optional.


Opening Section


Work Experience

Achievements, Awards, Service Activities

Personal Data



Opening Section

Opening section is the very first content that contains most significant information about the writer. There are three contents under opening section


Job/Career Objective/Goal

Personality Traits/Strengths or skills



You can include your personal information in heading like where your employer can contact you. Normally heading contains the name of candidate, address, telephone number, mobile number, email address etc.


Job/Career Objective/Goal

Job/career objective/goal depends on one’s abilities, self evaluation, and analysis of job market. Mostly one line objective is preferred. There can be two types of objective/goal general or specific these two depends on one’s functional area of interest.


Personality Traits/Personal Strengths/Skills

It is an optional part of resume that can be included in skilled base resume. Personality traits/strengths and skills are one’s personal assessment. Reader wants to know your abilities and you can describe them in single sentence or word each.




Education is the second or third section of resume most important for both skilled based and traditional resume, but more focused in skilled based resume. Education includes degree of certificates earned, dates attended, school name, location and grades (if high otherwise omit it). It is recommended for you to use short forms for your degrees. If you have extra courses then you can include if these are relevant to your degree or job but do no insert redundant certificates or information. You can also mention note honors and scholarships.



Work Experience

Work experience can be second or third section of the resume depends on what type of resume you are making skilled base or chronological. Mostly employer wants an experienced employee so employers focus on experience. In experience section write the name of organizations in which you have worked, their locations, employment period, your title, position, and department. Use verbs to explain your accomplishments in single sentence for each job.




Achievements, Awards, Service Activities

It is strongly recommended to you complete your resume in one page. Some time resume limits to only half page. Then you can add this section on empty space. If you received any reward in your work experience or completing the educational degree then you can mention it but be prescribed.



Personal Data

If you found empty space in your one page resume then you can put some additional information about you such as personal data. It is not necessary to include just filling extra space but you cannot include any irrelevant information.




Some time employer wants to evaluate his/her employees positively and he/she may ask for references of the people who know you well. It is strongly recommended for you not to choose your relatives as references. Always choose individuals i-e, your professors, teachers, colleagues, business friends, and former supervisors. You should also limit your references to three. It is also important that you take permission from references and take complete information where they can be available via phone, fax, letter or email.


Welcome to Give my Resume

If you are searching for job and you don’t know how to gain employer’s favor then give my resume is beneficial for you. Give my resume explains each and every content of the resume, CV and cover letter for writing effectively as well as provide with printable samples. If you are doing job and you want to write messages internally or externally, preparing worksheet, conducting research or surveys then Give My Resume is the right place for your type. I have provide plenty of free documents to help Give My Resume’s visitor from joining job to performing a job and I will continuously update and add more resource to Give My Resume’ content. Give my resume covers your whole career from applying for a job to resignation because give my resume cover all of the topics related to Resume/CV, Cover Letter, i-e. what should you do before start writing Resume/CV Cover Letter, what is heading, what is and what should be job objective/career goal, personal strengths/personality traits/job skills, how to interpret education and experience how you can use them effectively, how you can write you interest/personal activities/hobbies, when personal data can be included or needed, how references can be use effectively. Give my resume provide printable sample for Resume/CV Templates, Cover Letter, Business Letters, Office Memo, Application, Letterheads, Questionnaire, Worksheet/Spreadsheet, and many other stuff for just low price as free. visit my website

Mr. Professional

The new shape of professionals

The new shape of professionals

This blog is created for inexperience and other people who want to save their time in their routine working life by providing them variety of office documents i-e. Resume Writing, Sample Resume, Cover Letters, Job Application, Business Letters, Applications, Worksheet, and all other related to small business documents. So I request the visitors to visit regularly for updates.