Write a compelling Resume Headline: Your Resume Headline needs to be interesting, and has to reflect your experience and skills to catch the attention of a recruiter. The more precise it is, the more chances of it getting noticed by recruiters. For example, writing “Experienced in software industry” is too generic, but “3 years experience in Java/J2EE” highlights your experience and your skill-set precisely. Similarly, ‘Executive in chemical industry” is too broad and doesn’t really highlight your designation or level of experience; whereas, “Senior manager-Operations, with 7 years in the chemical and polymer industry” does.
Enter the right key skills: The key skills you enter in your Naukri Profile need to reflect your professional strengths. What is the best way to figure that out? Here is a tip: Fill the blanks in the following statements: I am proficient in ______; I have developed expertise in ______; I have done projects in the field of _____; I have a certification in ______; I have a sound knowledge of _____. Whatever you write in these blanks are your ‘key skills’. Write your Technical skills, soft skills, and tools and software that you know well.
Update your profile regularly: Make sure you update your profile at least once in 6 months. 6 months is a long time and most people add new skills, take up new responsibilities, or completely new projects in that much time – and that information should be reflected in your resume. Moreover, your total years of experience changes in 6 months and needs to be updated. Every week lakhs of job seekers update their profile with their recent professional accomplishments – so if your resume is outdated by more than 6 months you may be losing out on those new job opportunities.
Fill in relevant fields in your profile: Company based on various parameters of candidates: such as Functional Area, Education, Current Salary, Keywords, Skills, Designation, Company name etc. This means there are multiple ways in which your Resume can show up in front of a recruiter. So the more information you enter in your profile the more the chances that your resume shows up.
Verify your contact details: Recruiters hesitate to contact candidates with unverified contact details. When an employer sees that your mobile number and e-mail id are verified, he/she is more likely to contact you for new job opportunities.