PC Unit 3.3

Q.7         What is resume ? Write the guidelines for writing good resume?
Ans. A ‘resume’ is an abstract or selective record of one’s professional and educational achievements like formal education, work experience, qualifications, abilities and so on. Pauley and Riordan write :
“Your resume is a one-page (sometimes two-page) document that summarizes your skills, experiences and qualifications for a position in your field”.
Guidelines for Writing Good Resumes: -
(i) The resume should be well-written, sentences and paragraphs should be short and simple.
(ii) Use of jargon should be avoided.
(iii) It should be type written.
(iv) It should provide all necessary information, relating to the applicant’s education and experience.
(v) Any personal information which is not directly related to the job target should not be included.
(vi) It should be complete in all respects.
(vii) Adapt your resume to your audience.
There are two types of resume -
(i) Chronological Resume: -
This type of resume has the following parts -
(a) Career objective
(b) Summary (optional)
(c) Educational history
(d) Personal data
(e) Work history.
(ii) The Functional Resume: -
The functional resume focuses on skills and strengths. The functional resume has the following sections :
(a) Objective
(b) Personal data
(c) Education
(d) Work experience (if any)
(e) Skills and certifications.

Q.8 What are salient features of resume? write a short resume for the post of technical executive in T. C. S. at Delhi. Invent necessary details to write a compact and impressive professional C. V.                                                                                            (2004-05)  
Related Questions -
Q. Write a suitable resume for recruitment in a RS.U. along with necessary focus on your professional expertise/ excellence.                                                           (2011 - 12)
Ans. Salient features of resume writing are given below:
(i) It should be original.
(ii) It should reflect the candidates personality employment goals, career aspirations.
(iii) Resume should focus required qualifications as per job.
(iv) The details of contacts should be mention.
(v) Work experience should be mentioned.
(vi) Achievements in career should be highlighted.
(vii) Awards and honors must be given.
(viii) References.
(ix) Covering letter or application for the job should always attached with the resume.
The resume is a record of an individual’s academic and professional background. As illustrated above it has details of experience, abilities, achievements, training, etc. So as to introduce the candidate to potential employer.
Covering Letter 

Akshay Vyas
21 August 2005
The Manager
Human Resource Department
T. C. S., New Delhi

Subject: Application for the post of Technical Executive.

Dear Sir,
Please refer your advertisement in the Ascent , Times of India, New Delhi 11 July 2005 for the post of technical executive.
I Akshay Vyas, B. Tech. in computer science, consider myself eligible for the said post and want to appear for the interview. My brief resume is attached along with. The details of my academic back ground and technical education is given in the resume.

Akshay Vyas
Enclosure: Resume
Akshay Vyas
122/1 stanley Road, Allahabad
Tele: (0532) 2411330
E-mail: vyas_ak@rediffmail.com
Objective: -
To be part of a dynamic multinational company like TCS where I do 
get opportunity to work where I can use my knowledge and skill for the betterment of the company.
Experience: -
Worked as technical executive with Philips India for two years since July 2003.
Education: -
B. tech. in computer Science
    MNNIT, Allahabad
Technical Skills: -
Knowledge of oracle
Proficient in MS DOS, UNIX, MS Office
Technical writing skill
Activities: -
Member IEEE
References: -
Jaypal Singh
Director H. Q.
Philips India

Q.9. Draft your curriculum vitae in which you have to discuss about your unique selling properties.                                                                        (2010 - 11)
Ans. Curriculum Vitae
Prakash Singh
121/1 Stanley Road Allahabad
Tele: (0532) 2411330
Email: singh_pkrediffmail.com
Objective: -
To be part of a dynamic multinational company like TCS where I do get opportunity to work where I can use my knowledge and unique selling properties for the betterment of the company.
Experience: -
Worked as sales executive with Philips India for two years since july 2008.
Education: -
M.B.A. - Allahabad University
Special Skills: -
Can speak English
Good interpersonal skills
High rate of emotional intelligence

Date Signature

Q.10 What is a Transmittal Letter and how should it be written?
Ans.      Transmittal correspondence has been defined as a memo, a letter or a cheque in payment of purchase. A transmittal letter transmits a report to someone. A memo is used to transmit an internal or in-house report while an external or firm-to-firm requires a letter. In either form information remains the same. The correspondence contains the following elements :
· The title of the letter specifying what is being transmitted.
· A statement of when it was requested.
· Briefly express the report’s purpose and scope.
· Explain any problems encountered.
· Acknowledgement of those who were particularly helpful in the assembling of the report. A sample letter transmitting a cheque for the subscription of a magazine is as follows :
Dear Subscription Staff,
Enclosed is my cheque for Rs. 332 for a year subscription to India Today.

Sincerely Yours,
Shweta singh

Q.11 What do you understand by official or Government letters?
Ans. Letters written by individuals, private organizations and government agencies to government organizations such as Ministry, Banks, government-run institutions and industries, etc., within or outside the country are generally known as official letters.
Official letters are written for various purposes such as:
· to provide/report information
· to make requests
· to congratulate/appreciate
· to lodge a complaint
· to express support.
There are different forms of official letters.