When it comes to campus interviews, your resume is an indispensable tool. However, just having a resume is not enough. Certain things need to be included within it, and both the format and presentation must be proper. One thing that cannot emphasize enough is that the resume for a campus interview is distinct from the resume you would use for standard job interviews.
When you create a resume for a campus interview, this resume will need to be in two formats. One format will be shown to your classmates, and the other format will be shown to the recruitment teams who are visiting.
Under no circumstances should you share your original resume with either, and the individuality of the resume in terms of its format and its style in regards to showcasing its content should be designed to capture the attention of the human resources department.
Having said that, you do not want to lose the friendship of your fellow classmates, and you also don’t want to prevent the flow of information regarding the company that is visiting. So it is important to be able to maintain balance with regard to these issues. When you are in the process of designing your resume, it is crucially important to make sure you use the proper format at all times.
Properly Structuring Your Resume
The resume for your campus interview should contain an introduction. This introduction should provide information about who you are. Things that should be included in the introduction include your name, department, number, address, and email. Nothing is needed in the introduction other than this and the details should be given first, as the company will be looking to select the resumes which are good for verification. What this means is that too much information won’t be good in the eyes of the human resources department. The next thing that your resume will need to show is your expertise, as well as your IT skills. You will also want to include your TTE, or Theoretical Technological Expertise.
In the TTE section, if you are an expert in a specific programming language, it should be listed here. You should also list your areas of interest. When it comes to giving the details of the programming languages you know, this information should be given in a distinct style and presentation format.
For example, out of a scale of one to ten,(one being the lowest, ten being the highest), you could say that your proficiency in this programming language is an eight. When you’re giving the details of the subject you’re skilled in, you will want to give the name of the subject, the sub-areas of this subject that you’re strong in, and allow the interviewer to ask questions which are related to the areas where you’re strong and proficient.
When you talk about the technology you’re proficient with in your resume, always mention the latest technology. If you’ve received a certification it should be listed here. You will also want to talk about any projects you’ve worked on, as well as what you’ve learned from these projects. Give the project title and mention the scope of the project, the number of people who were involved in the project, and the role that you played in it. You will also want to mention the duration of the project. If you’ve done more than one project, they should be properly structured and organized.
Providing this information will impress the interviewer. Depending on the level of detail that you add to this section of your resume, the entire resume can be focused on this portion. The interviwer may also want to know about the team spirit. Bear in mind that it is challenging to explain the perfect resume, as each person is unique and this will be reflected in their resume.
When it comes to preparing the resume, this should be done long before the campus interview starts. We generally recommend creating this resume a year in advance of this event. Of course, this will mean that you will need to make modifications to your resume as you complete projects and advance your skills.