1. What are the rules for formatting a resume?

An attractively formatted resume catches the eye. Some simple rules to follow:
☛ Use left margin justification i.e. keep all text in the main body left-aligned.
☛ Use single line spacing between the lines.
☛ Use straight lines to break sections and also to give an outline to the resume, if you wish to.
☛ Simple bullet points under each category head give a neat format.
☛ For a hard copy print on plain white or cream paper.
☛ A resume should ideally be two pages in length, and a cover letter strictly one page.

2. What is applicant tracking system (ATS)?

A number of larger companies use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to automatically screen resumes. These systems search for keywords that indicate whether or not a candidate has the desired skills and/or experience for the position because applicant tracking system requires text-based resumes, some companies using applicant tracking system will simply toss aside nontraditional resumes.

3. How to write a custom resume?

It is a good idea to take the time to write a custom resume that specifically highlights the experience you have that is relevant to the job for which you are applying.
It definitely takes more time to write or carefully edit your resume but it is worth the effort, especially when applying for jobs that are a perfect match for your qualifications and experience.
To customize your resume, edit your resume so your skills and experience are as close a match as possible to the job description or job ad requirements. Take the keywords used in the job posting and work them into your resume.

4. What questions maybe asked by the interviewer about experience?

You may be asked:
☛ To summarize or describe all or parts of this section?
☛ To describe duties and accomplishments and to relate them to the position, whether they be the application of certain knowledge or the demonstration of particular skills or traits that helped you achieve results?
Keep in mind that the interviewer will be looking for clues that you have interpersonal, time and task management skills.

5. Which questions can be asked during an interview about the skills?

You may be asked:
☛ To offer specific examples if possible rather than general declarations of confidence.
☛ To answer direct questions such as "Tell me about your experience with X" where X is a specific skill.
☛ Do not hesitate to ask in return if what you describe meets their need or preference since what you learn could help you offer a stronger set of closing observations.
You should not have problems with these direct questions as long as you prepared for them in advance and have reviewed the position for required skills.

6. What questions are asked about the education in an interview?

You may be asked:
☛ Why you chose Syracuse?
☛ Your major or any of the other details of your academic choices?
These questions help an interviewer assess your career focus and decision-making and how you achieve your goals.

7. Why to use a better-quality paper for printing a resume?

For print resumes, use better-quality paper with a rag content of at least 25% and a watermark.

8. Which questions can be asked about the objective mentioned on a resume?

If included objectives, you may be asked:
☛ What you know about the field you have chosen?
☛ What your professional goals and advancement plans may be?

9. Which neutral colors are used for printing a resume?

Use white, off-white or pale gray. These are conservative colors that will not compete with the content of your resume.

10. Tell me about no underlining (except links)?

Reserve underlined text for web links. If you need to emphasize something, use bold or a different font size instead.

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