15 Jun 2012

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!
mayurpathak

mayurpathak

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
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: <No. of years/months> <Organization> <Role>
(If any) Skip this if not applicable

Experience snapshot:
Currently working as <role> with <Company, say TCS, Mumbai since <Date say January 2007>. Job responsibilities include-

1.<Start with core responsibility>.
2.<Also involved in>
3....
4.... So on


Educational Background: <add a table>

Project Details:
Xerox India ltd. <Application/Technology/Domain> <also write your role>
<For guys other than IT, write about your company and the exact project you were involved in>

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

Technical Skills:
1.<Languages known>, <Platforms known>, <OS known>
2.<technical certifications and honors if any>
Other Skills:
1.<Generic skills beneficial at work>
2.<Generic skills beneficial at work>

Awards and Achievements: <You can classify as academic achievements and cocurricular 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?

mayurpathak

mayurpathak

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
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

Communications
10 years ago
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!!! 😁
10 years ago
*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

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
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
10 years ago
Yep, those are very important fields. Can we club (a,b) & (c,d) ?

Expect my detailed post very soon.
mayurpathak

mayurpathak

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
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.
10 years ago
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 -

<Your Name>

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

Address: A – 123, BCD, EFG Road, IJK, <city>, <state>, <country> - <PIN>

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: <Summary of your skill set>

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

2003 – 2007 : B.E/B.Tech | <Electrical Engineering>| Institute/University Name | GPA/Percentage.

2001 – 2003 : <Write about your earlier education in similar format as above>

Awards & Certifications:

(Note: Mention, only if worth mentioning)

Projects, Paper Presentations & Seminars

Title: <Speech response system using Microsoft SDK>

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

About project: <In not more than 4 sentences/lines, write a brief summary of your project. Leave the rest to the interviewer.>

[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: <The date on which you updated the resume>
10 years ago
I shall be releasing the template for download (probably in next few hours).
mayurpathak

mayurpathak

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
Cool. Why not make a 'real' resume and post it here? Template looks kinda boring.

PS: Watermark it buddy. ;-)
10 years ago
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 😁
10 years ago
The CE Resume template will go live as soon as we get a 'go' from our editor in chief

Countdown begins! 10 .. 9 .. 8 ..
mayurpathak

mayurpathak

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
Flagged! *waving*

Template is perfect. Go ahead 😁

CEans getting jobs using this template should treat us
10 years ago
Here we go

Download from following location [​IMG]

Click ->
DivShare File - CE_Résumé_Template_For_Graduating_Engin.pdf
mayurpathak

mayurpathak

Branch Unspecified
10 years ago
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

Branch Unspecified
7 years ago
thank you seniors.. quite helpful.
7 years ago
Details related to the skills and certifications would do... Also, to prove them, the related project experience could be added to them... 😀
7 years ago
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

Branch Unspecified
7 years ago
This information is good but also provide here some resume examples, samples, formats etc. so it will be looking great here.
7 years ago
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

Branch Unspecified
7 years ago
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

Branch Unspecified
7 years ago
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

Branch Unspecified
6 years ago
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

Branch Unspecified
6 years ago
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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