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Let us now look at some factors relating to the mechanics of the
résumé. Obviously, you want your résumé to make an excellent
appearance. erefore, you must arrange it for attractiveness as well
as easy reading. If you make eective use of display techniques, you
will enhance the readability of the information you are giving. Once
you have listed all the vital information discussed above and pre-
pared the dra of your résumé, keep in mind the following points for
nal writing or typing of your résumé.
Always write or type your résumé on good quality, watermarked,
rag-content bond paper (which is slightly heavy or thick). It has a
clean, crisp feel and your writing or typing stands out more clearly.
Furthermore—and you will agree that this is important—it is easiest
to make neat corrections on paper of good quality.
As far as the size of paper is concerned, it is recommended to use
standard-sized business paper sheet measuring about 8-1/2 inches
by 11 inches. Smaller-size papers get lost among the les, while
extra-large sheets peep out of the les.
Keep in mind the rule about leaving adequate margins to provide
an attractive amount of white area on all the four sides of the sheet.
Ensure that your le-hand margin is slightly more than your right-
hand, top and bottom margins. is is to facilitate punching holes
for ling purposes.
Firstly, never use both sides of the paper for writing your résumé.
It is better to make the résumé as brief as possible so that it can be
accommodated in one page or maximum two pages. As explained
earlier, employers have no time to scan through long résumés.
Write or type your main headings in capital letters, either centred or
at the le margin. Minor headings or sub-headings can then be in
lower case or smaller letters and underlined.
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Name AnilBathla
Dateofbirth August6,1961
Mailingaddress H.No.321,Sector22
   
PanjabUniversity 1984–87 B.Com. I
Chandigarh (Hons)
NagpurUniversity 1987–89 MBA I
DeptofBusiness (GoldMedallist)
   
1992to AdhinathTextiles Sales —Appointmentofdealers
present Limited,Ludhiana Executive —Supervisionofsales
1991 ShreyansPaper Manage- Exposuretocompany’s
MillsLimited, ment distributionnetwork
Kanpur Trainee
MYTH: If you want a really good résumé, have
it prepared by a résumé service.
FACT: You have the skills needed to prepare an
effective résumé, so prepare it yourself—unless
the position is especially for a high level or too specialized. Even
then, you should check carefully before using a service.
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1989 LiptonIndia Summer Fourweekstraininginthe
Limited,Kolkata Trainee MarketingDivision
1. Prof.N.V.Krishnamurthy,Head,Dept.ofBusinessManagement,
2. MrC.L.Batra,CEO,ShreyansPaperMillsLimited,IndustrialArea,
 Negotiable
 ere is absolutely no need to mention your reli-
gion, unless you are applying for a job in an institution run by a
particular community. Companies and organizations as such are not
concerned with your religion.
 Employers are not interested in knowing
the achievements of your parents or other relatives. You are selling
your own working capability and not that of your family members.
  Some job seekers try to show
that they have dependent parents or other family members and,
therefore, they deserve the job. is may negatively inuence your
selection as your prospective employer might fear that due to your
large family, you may not be able to devote your attention fully to
the organization. However, if you are married, you must mention it
along with the number of children.
 For senior positions you should
always be mobile. Your preference to stay near your home town or
near your family may be considered a weak point. It is better to avoid
such details in your application.
 For an ecient person there is job security in every
organization. erefore, never give an indication in your résumé or
application that your present job is not secure or you have any fears
of losing it.
 In case you do not like much travelling and your pres-
ent job involves a lot of travelling, do not indicate this as a reason for
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