- DO’s and DON’Ts
- Sell yourself – first and foremost.
- Customize your resume for each job application (based on domain)
- Use keywords selected with your prospective employer in mind (based on the Job description, the keywords like Selenium WebDriver, TestNG, Core Java etc)
- Be sure you can back up what you say (pumping up is fine but within the bounds of integrity – Do not mention that you are building framework if you are less than 3-4 years of experience).
- Tighten up sentences where you can. Space is at a premium.
- Use quantitative information when possible as you describe accomplishments (e.g., 400 test scripts developed over 18 months).
- Look at everything you’ve written in your resume (you can make copy – paste error) and add action verbs wherever possible.
- Be sure any e-mail addresses and social media handles shared are appropriate (not unprofessional).
- List everything you’ve ever done. It’s better to leave an employer a little curious and more apt to interview you.
- Include salary information. It is appropriate for you to provide this information only when asked.
- Include references. Provide them when requested, and be sure your references know that an inquiry is on the way.
- Include every single piece of information about yourself – this is not your resume’s job. If the employer wants to know more about you, they’ll ask you for an interview.
- Make your resume run for pages with projects and responsibilities duplication