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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Oct 16, 2008

Project: Creation of resume template for graduating students

All regular CEans,

While our other CE Projects are dormant :sleeping: , let's work on this small but very useful project.

Problem: Lot of graduating students are clueless about the resume format. As a result, most of them create very unprofessional resume.

Aim: To come up with a resume template for our members who are in the final year of their engineering studies. We will then distribute the template as a PDF through CE Forums. End users will be able to copy the format and put their own data into the fields.

Procedure: All our active members will brainstorm on the fields we should incorporate in our resume template for graduating students. We will identify common fields and include them in our resume template. We will also come up with suggestions/guidelines for each field so that the whole job of creating resume is simplified for end users.

Schedule: The whole project should be complete in not more than 3 days time, starting now [ 16 October, 2008, 4:00 pm ]

Notes: Let us aim for a resume which can be formatted in plain text. So no tables, images et al. [​IMG] This whole project looks very easy, but I bet this is going to be very useful.

How to get started: We will wait for someone among us to post a template for all of us to get started. If we do not get anything for next 4-5 hours, I'll do the needful.

Let's get started!
Mayur Pathak
Mayur Pathak • Oct 16, 2008
Here is the first one. Name and other details are arbitrary.



Abhay Kumar

Objective: To grow in an organization that gives me opportunities to explore my creativity, allow me to contribute value and win over the challenges thrown at me.
Education:Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics), Sardar Patel COE, Mumbai
Work Ex:
(If any) Skip this if not applicable

Experience snapshot:
Currently working as with , say TCS, Mumbai since . Job responsibilities include-

1..
2.
3....
4.... So on


Educational Background:

Project Details:
Xerox India ltd.


Activities:
1....
2....
3....
Advantages
1....
2....
My value addition
1....
2....

Technical Skills:
1., ,
2.
Other Skills:
1.
2.

Awards and Achievements:
1....
2....
3....

Personal Information:

Date of Birth: 8th March 1987

Languages Known: English, Hindi, Marathi, Malay, German, Arabic, Urdu...

Marital Status: Single/Married

Permanent Address: XYZ Complex
ABC road,
PQR Colony,
Mumbai – 400 012
Ph.: 022 - 21234567

Passport: Available. Number can be provided on request.

Reference: Can be provided on request.


Looks good?

Mayur Pathak
Mayur Pathak • Oct 16, 2008
Ya folks, forgot to add. The template above is my original copy right. So in case any body chooses to copy it as it is, please pay me a royalty. ;-)

PS: Lets start brainstorming on the template sections now.
durga ch
durga ch • Oct 16, 2008
It's nice and simple...

Hey Mayur.. go through the thread resume formatting in carrers...😀 its on kinda same lines..

and yup passport is imp..Donot know when you will be asked to go onsite!!! 😁
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Oct 16, 2008
*tries new font*

The template above is my original copy right.
So, its a copy, right? [​IMG] [​IMG]

Anyway! Guys, you are too fast !

To begin with, the resume template is specifically being made for the graduating students. So the 'project' or 'professional experience' fields are out of question. We may list a field for college projects 😉 Also, I don't think anyone asks for 'reference' at entry level.

These are my initial comments after looking at the template. Let's build on it now!


Differential
Differential • Oct 16, 2008
Could it have the following fields
a) Last Year Project Details
b) Last Year Seminar details
c) Extra Curriculam Activities done
d) Vacational Industrial Training attended
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Oct 16, 2008
Yep, those are very important fields. Can we club (a,b) & (c,d) ?

Expect my detailed post very soon.
Mayur Pathak
Mayur Pathak • Oct 17, 2008
The_Big_K


To begin with, the resume template is specifically being made for the graduating students. So the 'project' or 'professional experience' fields are out of question. We may list a field for college projects 😉 Also, I don't think anyone asks for 'reference' at entry level.

These are my initial comments after looking at the template. Let's build on it now!


Biggie! A project is A PROJECT. Now you do it for your final year engineering or for a company, it shouldn't matter. It helps you to highlight your capabilities and your experience/exposure to a particular technology.

References, well It can be removed. But believe me, these days (with all the terror attacks happening) reference checks are mandatory.

Vocational training is important. Good Point.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Oct 17, 2008
Okay, I have collected best points from your posts and also picked up few from my own experience of interviewing graduate engineers 😀 . Here's what I have come up with -



Date of birth: MM-DD, YYY (Ex: November 26, 1986)

Address: A – 123, BCD, EFG Road, IJK, , , -

Note: Make sure that your address does not extend beyond one line.

Contact: abc@crazyengineers.com | +xx-xxxx-xxx-xxx

Note: Get a better email address for yourself. Do NOT have email addresses like prince4u@yahoo.com. Try to get a professional looking (Ex.: firstname.lastname@domain.com) email ID. Enter the phone number in readable format. That is, instead of +911234567890, write +91-1234-567-890.

Objective:

To grow in an organization that gives me opportunities to explore my creativity, allow me to contribute value and win over the challenges thrown at me.

Key Skills:

Education: (Note: Always in reverse chronological order!)

2003 – 2007 : B.E/B.Tech | | Institute/University Name | GPA/Percentage.

2001 – 2003 :

Awards & Certifications:

(Note: Mention, only if worth mentioning)

Projects, Paper Presentations & Seminars

Title:

Role: < Programmer, Animator, Circuit Designer etc.>

About project:

[Optional] Hobbies & Interests

(Note: Be careful. Don’t include this field unless you have hobbies & interests. Ex: If your reading has not gone beyond Chetan Bhagat’s book(s), do not write ‘reading’ as your hobby. If you do not have anything worth mentioning, start being active on CrazyEngineers and mention that you are an active participant in technical discussion forum, CrazyEngineers. Chances are that your interviewer is our member!)

Date:
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Oct 20, 2008
I shall be releasing the template for download (probably in next few hours).
Mayur Pathak
Mayur Pathak • Oct 20, 2008
Cool. Why not make a 'real' resume and post it here? Template looks kinda boring.

PS: Watermark it buddy. ;-)
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Oct 20, 2008
Oh yes, I'm in the process of creating a resume. I'm posting it on CE and making it available for downloading. It will be appropriately watermarked and branded 😁
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Oct 21, 2008
The CE Resume template will go live as soon as we get a 'go' from our editor in chief

Countdown begins! 10 .. 9 .. 8 ..
Mayur Pathak
Mayur Pathak • Oct 21, 2008
Flagged! *waving*

Template is perfect. Go ahead 😁

CEans getting jobs using this template should treat us
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Oct 21, 2008
Here we go

Download from following location [​IMG]

Click ->
DivShare File - CE_Résumé_Template_For_Graduating_Engin.pdf
Mayur Pathak
Mayur Pathak • Oct 22, 2008
techfreak!
That was good and helpful..Thanks seniors!
You are welcome. Now let some one post a REAL resume here. Can you start by being the first one?
birundha
birundha • Jan 9, 2012
thank you seniors.. quite helpful.
Details related to the skills and certifications would do... Also, to prove them, the related project experience could be added to them... 😀
The_Big_K
Here we go

Download from following location [​IMG]

Click ->
DivShare File - CE_Résumé_Template_For_Graduating_Engin.pdf
Nice template to start with bro! 😀
Evon Barry
Evon Barry • Feb 10, 2012
This information is good but also provide here some resume examples, samples, formats etc. so it will be looking great here.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Feb 10, 2012
Evon Barry
This information is good but also provide here some resume examples, samples, formats etc. so it will be looking great here.
Sure. We created a resume template already. We hope to update it in coming days.
Mr.Don
Mr.Don • Feb 10, 2012
The_Big_K
Here we go

Download from following location [​IMG]

Click ->
DivShare File - CE_Résumé_Template_For_Graduating_Engin.pdf
"hobbies" Idea in the resume is an awesome tip. 😀
Evon Barry
Evon Barry • Feb 23, 2012
For that you need to some tips for how to ad template also keep in touch of professionals so you will get perfect template.
heather
heather • May 15, 2012
I don't know if that download is legit, it may be.
I think it would be easier to just make a resume using a resume creator like resumizer.com to be sure everything is proper.
It is free anyway so what's the difference?
ankur8819
ankur8819 • Jun 15, 2012
Adding a point if not already discussed .
Create a computer-friendly resume copy in a word format (.doc) that can be easily e-mailed or uploaded to a resume database. Avoid graphics and templates as they often interfere with search capacities within electronic data bases. Source:- HRD(Infosys)

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