Thursday, November 23, 2006

Recipe for Resume

Applying for Microsoft? Have you reviewed your resume? Well!! A good resume always has the brightest chance to get you shortlisted for the interviews. Here are few tips for you to follow
  • Keep your resume as textual as possible avoiding rich formating such as tables and bullets. Microsoft dumps your resume in their database eleminating the formatting, making it very likely that they distort your necessary information.
  • Be sure that whatever you write is short, simple and to the point.
  • Instead of giving details of the whole project, try to specify your responsibilities and contributions.
  • Highlight the projects in which you were the main source of success.
  • Specify each and every technology you know, even if that tool is not required for the position you are applying for. Avoid specifying outdated tools and technologies. Give a bit of detail of how you used the technology for some fruitful purposes.
  • Do remember to specify Microsoft Technologies e.g. SQL Server, Dot Net.
  • Do specify all the different platforms you have worked for.
  • Microsoft is interested in your technical abilities, so try to mention out about that as much as possible instead of writing about your age, gender and other personal information.
  • Do provide different mode for contact e.g. email address (most important), phone number and postal address.
  • Last but not the least, Ask someone to have a final review of your resume.