After we released on December 15th . We have been actively looking for smart people to join iStream. I have been looking through a lot of resumes and have seen both the extremes. Our linkedIn advertisement was clicked by more than 500 people. And to shortlist them just based on their resumes was a painful task. The quality of the resume writing didnt help in easing the pain. So here are some of the points which would make your resume more attractive :-
- Keep it short :- Ideally I would expect the resume to have max of 2 pages. Write precise points, just one liners on your projects and your previous work experience. If you want to write essays then I have only one thing to say :-
- Style of the document :- I prefer text version of the document with no styling. But since people want to highlight their achievements etc. I would suggest to use to a very basic template and no CAPS, no 48 point text. Please keep it decent, I am not expecting a latex generated pdf :)
- Important things first :- Objective, Education, Experience and skill set should be the first four. This is what we look for while scanning your resumes.
I thought all these so called tips were common sense. But apparently not, I have seen only few ( <30 ) resumes abiding all the above four points.
PS: We are hiring mail to maruti [at] istream.com with your resume.