Format of resume
: A good resume is an important element for students to get admission in the best university. A resume is an advertisement of a person, which gives information about his/her academic background, work experiences and extracurricular activities. Hence, it is very important to craft the resume in such a way that it attracts the attention of the admissions committee. It is very important for the student to know the format of the resume so that he/she should not miss out any major aspects. Here is the format of a good resume and the important points to be included while writing resume for college admission or scholarship application.

Personal information

Personal information is an important part the student must add in his/her resume. The personal information includes full name of the student, contact address, phone number, date of birth, web/social media page/blog and email id. A few things to keep in mind while including personal information in resume for college admission:

  • The candidate must add his/her name on the top right corner of every page of the resume to make it easy for the admissions committee to navigate through

  • If the candidate is expected to change the address in the recent future, he/she must mention that in the resume. It could be added as, expected date of move (month and year)

  • The candidate must include two addresses- permanent and current- if he/she is staying away from home

  • If the candidate has an active Twitter or LinkedIn account, provide that in the resume

Details of academic qualifications

It is very important for candidates to add academic qualifications. This is the section where candidates can show how they stand out among the others because of their academic qualifications and scores. In this section, the candidates must list down their qualifications they hold, which includes the course/qualification, university/school name and location and the marks obtained.

Projects and relevant courses

The candidates must include a few relevant projects which they have undertaken in high school or university as they add on to the value of the resume. While writing about the projects, the candidates must include the title of the projects and the year and date of the completion of the project. The candidates must also incorporate the professional development activities such as workshops and certificate courses undertaken during the study period.

Employment details

Relevant work experience is always an advantage for the students while applying to a university to study abroad. This section must include only the most important work experience. The candidate must give details of the employment lke the name of the company, candidate’s designation, work profile and major achievements.

The candidates must also incorporate voluntary work experience in the resume if they have any. It could be added under a separate section and the candidates must give the details about the tasks undertaken and its impact in the society. If the voluntary work cannot be related to the course they are applying, it can be added in interests and hobbies section.

Interests and hobbies

Personal interests and hobbies help the admissions committee to know more about the candidate. If the hobbies and activities are related to the course the candidate is applying to, they give more weightage to the application.

Skills and languages

Basic skills the candidate possess are as important as the education and work experience. Hence, the candidate must include the skills such as computer proficiency, laboratory skills and technical skills in the format of resume. The candidate must also include language proficiency in the resume.

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