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Saibal Sekhar Maity
Saibal Sekhar Maity

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How to Write a Fresher Resume: Tips and Samples

You can write a fresher resume by taking the following steps:

  • Reread the job advertisement. Make a note of keywords and keyword phrases the company included in the job description and use these to highlight your skills in the resume. These skills should be relevant to the job you’re applying for.
  • State your contact information. Put your name, address, email, and phone number in the top section of the resume.
  • Include your social media accounts. Including any professional social media profiles you have can provide the recruiter with additional information, should they choose to seek it out. Add the links under the address section.
  • Write a concise personal statement. It should state who you are, why you are motivated to be in your profession, what your professional goals are, and any awards or recognition you won in school.
  • List your soft and hard skills. Review which skills can help you do better at the job and include only those. For instance, you can highlight your communication, interpersonal, and conflict management skills for a customer service role. If it is a technical position, you can mention your mastery of coding and different programming languages. If you are good at writing, planning, and organizing, include that.
  • Provide educational information. List your formal qualifications as well as any certifications and licenses you have. Give dates of attendance. If you were a top achiever in your school or college and won awards and scholarships, mention those as well.
  • Give work experience details. Even if you don’t have much professional experience, you can mention any projects done on your own or in collaboration with others. If you interned with any company or worked part-time at a fast-food restaurant or mall store, it can be useful to include that.
  • Mention hobbies and interests. These can give prospective employers a more rounded view of you as a person.
  • Highlight miscellaneous skills. You can mention your fluency in any foreign language, for instance. The knowledge could be pivotal in getting you the job. Given the international stature of many companies, candidates with multicultural skills are in good demand.
  • Declare your willingness to learn new skills. Emerging technologies are changing the way companies do business, and that’s why employers are increasingly on the lookout for candidates who are willing to learn new skills and are fast learners. Highlighting these aspects can draw the attention of recruiters.
  • Proofread and edit the resume. To make a good impression on employers and show them that you are attentive to details, review the resume for any errors, omissions, grammatical mistakes, and spelling mistakes. Read it twice to make sure and ask a family member or a friend to go through it as well.
  • Look at other resume samples online. Find the ones from your industry and compare them with your resume. Check if there is room for improvement and if you can add any items to make your resume stand out.

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