a brief cover letter which covers the following:
|A brief history of
yourself and your career profile.
|Explain why you are
just the right person for the job.
|If you are a professional
settled abroad looking for a chance to return to
India, you have to be emphatic that you want to
settle down in this country.
|Stress your willingness
to learn on the job.
|Project yourself as
a stable personality.
|Know your plus points
and highlight them appropriately.
|Divide your resume
into two parts: Personal particulars and academic/career
|Divide the sub-section
on work experience and professional skills into
two parts: Expertise areas and exposure areas.
|Make it a point to
mention the version of the softwares that you may
|Do not assume that
everyone knows about your previous employer or company,
unless they are very well known.
|Mention in one or two
lines about your previous job profile, if the company
is not so well known.
|Ensure that you send
your CV neatly typed on quality paper.
|Double-check to see
that your address for communication is the latest.
Ensure the same for the phone, fax, e-mail, etc.
Update them periodically whenever you shift.
uniformity of style for different headings and the
text (font, bold, italics, numbering etc.).
|Select a font that
is easy to read such as Times New Roman.
your CV does not exceed more than two pages, specially
if you are in the IT industry. Leave out unnecessary
information that may not be of any use in your job.
false information in your resume. If you are truthful
in your resume, you have greater chances of getting
selected for the job, than if you boast about things
you have never done.