In popular usage curriculum vitæ is often written "curriculum vitae". The plural of curriculum vitæ is formed following Latin rules of grammar as curricula vitæ (meaning "courses of life") — not curriculum vita (meaning ~ "curriculum life"). The form vitæ is the genitive of vita, and so is translated "of life". In current usage curriculum is less marked as a foreign loanword, and so the plural of curriculum on its own is sometimes written as "curriculums", rather than the traditional curricula; nevertheless, the phrase "curriculums vita" is avoided, because vita remains strongly marked as a foreign loanword.
The thought of having to write a resume can be daunting for the most seasoned of players and even more in the current Job Market !! This is especially so for a fresher who wouldn’t know what to include, what to leave out and what format to followed. Thus in order to avoid faux pas one must be sure before one sends across one’s resume.
Here are a few tips to help you along the way in writing a Freshers Resume:
- Be very clear of the objective for writing the resume. As once the objective has been decided you can structure your resume around it. Without an objective, a Freshers Resume will appear unfocused.
- Remember your resume is marketing a brand called you. It is a tool that you could use to your benefit if it is crafted well. See that you enlist your features and benefits that they just can’t be missed. Think of what makes you unique and definitely include that. Make sure that all the relevant information is there.
- Remember that the resume is to get you an interview and not a job. So don’t go into details for everything otherwise what will you speak at the interview. Be clear and concise. Generate enough interest for you to be called for the interview.
- Bullet your sentences. That will make it easy for the reader to pick out the important information and will automatically make your sentences shorter. Resumes are usually meant to be scanned and not read in detail initially. So bullets will make the information easy on the eye.
- Use action and power words to add life and zing to your resume.
- Try to use as many numbers as possible. This will serve two purposes. One is it will make the information stand out from the rest of it and two is it will let the interviewer know that you are stating facts.
- Arrange the information chronologically. Let your strengths lead the list. See that all your strong points are showcased right upfront and can’t be missed. Follow the inverted pyramid format.
- Review the advertisements posted and use the key words in your resume to match with what the employer is looking for. You must showcase to the employer your relevant skills and qualification to suit that particular position.
- Use technical jargon that is specific to the industry/career stream that you are applying for or words that are used to show your competencies.
- Highlight the positives. Play it smart. Put yourself in your readers’ shoes and visualize his reaction. If you feel it will not be the kind of reaction that you expect then keep out that bit of information. Focus on the duties that support the objective. Do not for sure include irrelevant data.
- Show what you know and how varied your knowledge base is. Highlight the skills you have picked up in different fields which could benefit you to multi-task.
- See that your resume reads easily. Format it carefully, use an appropriate font which is no smaller than 10. Limit the length to not more than two pages.
- Ask someone to review your resume before you send it so that any flaws can be picked out and rectified. Also ask them to ask you questions based on your resume so you can practice answering convincingly.