Use traditional fonts like Times New Roman, Arial and Calibri of size 10-12 points in bullet points. Do not fill in too much information in 1 page, leave plenty of white space. Headings should be consistent in appearance. Include relevant keywords because in today’s digital world, this is how you will be found. Avoid using negative or irrelevant points.
The complete length of your resume should not exceed 2 pages. Remember, a recruiter spends just 30 seconds on your profile, help him/her scan your resume efficiently and effectively. Think of your resume as a marketing tool. Always run spell check and avoid grammatical errors. List all important data in the upper section of your resume; prioritize them by importance, impressiveness and relevance highlighting your strengths.
Begin with an objective (for fresh graduates/interns) describing the kind of job you want; or a summary (for experienced professionals) mentioning your key skills, years of experience and expertise.
Education – Any degrees you have completed or are currently pursuing.
Experience – List your past employers in chronological order – name of company, designation and dates. Start with the most recent. List your accomplishments along with quantitative/qualitative information that best describes your scope of responsibility and achievement. Action words like prepared, managed, monitored, supervised will make your resume stand out. Also, try and use industry terminology.
Mention certifications/classes undertaken
Personal Information should consist of your phone number, email, address, location, and Date of Birth. Add hobbies only if you pursue them.