resume writing tips
first important thing is your resume should not have any grammatical or
spelling mistakes. I see many resumes without any proper alignment of the
text. Use a good font and size.
a fresher it is always must to mention their percentages in the resume.
Some people mention only for their highest degree and not for all. This is
not acceptable in most of the companies. Try to keep your highest degree
as the first in the table.
e-mail and phone number should be visible at first sight. Please do not
expect HR to search and find your mail-id in the resume. Some people keep
their mail-id in the header of the doc. Try to avoid this practice. Double
check your mail-id and phone number before sending your resume
the mail in your sent items whenever you apply to a company.
not apply to multiple companies in one mail. If you cannot avoid it at
least use "BCC" instead of "To"
not keep your passport number in the resume, nobody will ask for that.
not keep more than three pages in your resume.
sure that your resume contains at least two very good projects but do not
keep more than three. Generally two are enough. The more the projects you
keep the more the questions you face.
You must be familiar with C, C++ and basic JAVA concepts
Following is the descending order of number questions from each subject
interviewer will ask.
Structures (Very important) - Try to exercise simple programs on all types
of data structures
systems - Should be familiar with all basic concepts and definitions, try
to learn some OS algorithms
Networks (TCP/IP, ISO-OSI, Congestion, etc...)
(Basic definitions, Normalization with examples)
Engineering (s/w paradigms, types of testing and its definition and SDLC)
from the above you should exercise RS Agarwal Objective Aptitude, Sukunthala
Devi Puzzles and some math and English in old GRE book.
For a fresher no one will ask for J2EE, .NET and some other software in the
market. Once you are selected they will train you according to their
requirement. Please remove it from your resume unless if you get a call based
on those software.
most important thing is confidence. Just attend the interview that you
will get the job.
clear in your answers
twice if you are unable to understand the question
paper if you are unable to explain. It is always easy explaining using a
you do not know something, say frankly. But the answer should not be
"NO" to basic questions.
to know about the company before attending the interview.
a company is working on networking concentrate more on Computer networks
and Data structures. You should plan your preparation according to the
area of working.
should be very familiar with your projects. Please do not keep some
application projects in your resume if you are an engineer. This is ok for
keep in mind that interviewer does not know anything about your projects,
he will ask questions only from your explanation. Be well prepared about
have personally seen many resumes got rejected in my company even after
they cleared the written test because of bad resume and projects.
management and HR rounds you should expose yourself that taking you into
their company will be a big asset to them
to know about the company history, their area of working, no.of people,
number of countries they work, CEO of the company and etc... Everything is
available in their web site.
hope I am not wrong in the above points and will help at least one fresher to get a job.
Please let me know if someone wants very clear info about the books to refer,
topics to concentrate more and any other doubts you have. I will try my best
to answer you.
Do not keep hopes on trying on a fake experience; many companies started doing
You can work hard if you can just imagine software life, money and comforts
you are going to get...Interviews are always simple it just depends on how
confident you are