Bio-dataYou need a bio-data if you want to apply for a job. You bio-data or resume is the presentation of your skills and qualifications to the reader and the only thing that would decide whether you are eligible to go to the next level, which is interview. Hence you resume is a means of marketing yourself to the potential employers making it one of most important aspect of job search. It is very necessary to you take time and effort to make a bio-data that is impressive and shows that you can be a very important asset to the company.

If you are wondering how to go about to make a bio-data then here are a few tips that might be helpful. Remember to keep it precise and short. People don’t have all day to read your bio-data, so do not make a long and elaborative resume. A good bio-data should be around 1-2 pages long. For freshers with no experience 1 page is enough to cover all their qualifications and skills. As your experience grows with years you might have to make amends to your bio-data to make it descriptive yet precise.

You should start your bio-data with a brief introduction and some most valued achievements to make the reader feel the need to read ahead. Your objective can be written here if you want. The next section of the bio-data would be your experience and achievements. Mostly the trend is to write in reverse chronological order. So you should start with your current job and keep going back to your first job. For each job experience you should write the project details and your role in it. You should write about your achievements within that project and highlight any awards or changes brought about by you. It is also very important to mention the time frame of each job and if there are any gaps in your experience then you should briefly explain them too. If you are a fresher then also you can write about any achievement you had in college or any important projects you did.

The next section in your bio-data would be your qualifications. If you have many years of experience then you can keep this section short by mention the educational qualification, date and place without going into much detail. But if you are a fresher with no experience then you can write more here by going into details.

The next section would be to highlight other important skills like language skills, computer skills, leadership qualities etc. These skills are also important and tell a lot about you. You should then include your personal details like marital status, nationality etc., although it is not necessary unless. You might have to mention nationality and proof of eligibility to work if the job is in a different country than the country of your birth. A bio-data can also include your interests and hobbies but it is a like unnecessary and space eating information. It is important to use proper layout and font to make your bio-data attractive.


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