You will be applying for different jobs as you proceed in your career. The application you send to your prospective employer is the first contact with the organization, so you need to take appropriate care about it. This chapter trains you in drafting an impressive application. The application consists of two important parts: the résumé and cover letter. We will begin by trying to understand what a résumé is and how we should prepare an effective one. Résumé or curriculum vitae or bio-data is a formal document that details an individual’s career profile and includes career vision, professional experience, educational qualifications, key skill sets, abilities, achievements, etc. It is nothing but the summary of one’s ...