Building your springboard: An awesome resume

The challenge of life, I have found, is to build a resume that doesn’t simply tell a story about what you want to be, but it’s a story about who you want to be-Oprah Winfrey.

A resume is a brief written summary of a job applicant’s past employment history (if any), education, and other pertinent information. It is a bridge between the individual and the prospective recruiter. Hence the importance of a resume can never be underestimated. So, to make the first impression, it is of vital importance that your resume stands out from the crowd first. It is always up to an individual how they want to be remembered by the hiring manager. Since companies do not have that much amount of time to interview each and every candidate, they go through the resumes from candidate to select the best ones to work with them.

Rejection happens, and it goes on and on until they find something interesting in one particular resume. This is the time when a well-structured, clean and precise resume plays its part.
To curate a well groomed resume, there are some do’s and don’ts. Aisha Nazia, ConnectEcho Talents Labs, addressed the participants on “Building your springboard: An awesome resume” which was held on 24 Jan, 2020 at 7pm. With four years of experience in various fields in multiple roles, she has her experience in resumes, well framed for the fresher’s for the industry. The session began with basic information like what is a resume, why do we need it, types of different resumes and the most important, how to groom a resume.

The speaker highlighted about the gradual increase in the competition everywhere. She added that it requires special skillsets and well written resume to stand out and be the best in the lot.

Most of the participants were graduate students of final/pre-final year. It was an informative session for them, as the speaker gave multiple examples which they can easily relate to. There were close to 25 participants, who got the benefit of the session. The session ended with a friendly note to contact her if the students needed help in updating or creating a resume.

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