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Resume Preparation


hese are general guidelines for preparing your resume after the h1 is stamped. Preparing your resume in this format will help you in getting the project at the client site faster. Should you need any more clarifications please write to

General Guidelines For Preparing Client Resumes

1. Header

  • Telephone no of the organisation which applied for your h1

  • Name of the company on the right hand side

All the above should appear in 10 point, Times New Roman, Bold and Italics

2. Footer

  • Name of the candidate on the left hand side (stick to the First and the last name)

  • Number of pages on the right hand side (eg: Page 1 of 3)

All the above must appear in 10 point, Times New Roman, Bold and Italics

3. Center the name to the page

It must appear in 14 point, Arial, Bold and Capital.
Whenever you key in your matter, always leave a 1" space.

4. Specific Expertise

Mention in brief the skills you have worked with. Incase experience is less than 5 years you need not mention the number of years. In short, the Specific Expertise should show an overview of the skills you have worked in those years. Do not mention the version numbers of tools. Please do not exceed more than 6 lines. It must appear in 12 point, Times New Roman.

5. Computer Systems Experience

List out the following:

  • Hardware - Mention the basic configuration

  • Softwares - Mention all tools and their version numbers. Only ensure that these also appears in one of your projects in the resume.

  • Operting System - Try to get all details regarding the OS. Knowledge of Unix and Windows platforms help a lot.

  • Tools - All tools must have a version number.

  • Professional Training - Any certification details relevant to experience should immediately follow this section. Also training on specific technology should be included. All the above must appear in 12 point, Times New Roman.

6. Professional Experience

It must appear in 12 point, Bold, Times New Roman. Under this the following things should come

  • Duration worked (Jan 96- June 98) b) Name of the Company c) Designation

  • Project # and name of the project. It must appear in 12 point, Times New Roman.

  • Description :- Give a brief description of the project. It should contain the functionality of the application. It should not exceed more than 5 lines. It must appear in 12 point, Times New Roman.

  • Contribution :- All the technologies and software that have been used should appear as a part of the contribution in some sentence format. For applications e.g. a 2 or 3 tier, try to explain the contribution in a logical sequence i.e. Front End, Middle Layer, Back End. It must appear in 12 point, Times New Roman.

  • Environment :- Whatever tools and platforms are mentioned in the contribution, the same should be there in the environment part.

Follow step (a) to (e) for all the projects.

7. Education of the candidate

It must appear in 12 point, Times New Roman.

Skill Sets (Technical Area Split Up)

The following is split up of the technical areas and what should appear in the respective projects.

1. VC++ Developer

  • Project management skills - highlight if the candidate has at least 5 years of experience

  • Use of design tools like ErWin, Rational Rose, Select OMT

  • Knowledge of Design and Methodologies, Booch, UML, OMT etc

  • Working with ERD (Entity relationship diagrams), DFD (data flow diagrams) and State diagrams, Win32SDK, Multithreading, Registry functions, Shared memory mapping COM / DCOM / ActiveX / OLE/ MFC.

  • Working knowledge of SQL or any other databases

  • Testing of ActiveX components using VB

  • Unit testing, Integration testing, Regression testing.

2. VB / ActiveX / MTS / IIS / VBScript / Javascript / php

  • Details of the web development.

  • Where and how each of the scripting languages was used i.e. Javascript and VBscript. If any logical reason to use a particular script, that should also be mentioned. Server side Java script is in good demand in the market. Any knowledge in this area should be highlighted.

  • Usage of the web server, Use of MTS

  • Development and use of php

  • Development activity in VB in terms of GUI and other functionalities

  • Knowledge of ActiveX and COM

  • Working knowledge of SQL or any other databases

  • Testing of ActiveX components using VB

  • Unit testing, Integration testing, Regression testing

  • Usage of any other tools

3. QA / Testing

  • Test plans, Test case preparation - based on SRS (Software requirement specifications), Design documents

  • Knowledge of standards like ISO, documentation

  • Unit testing - Black Box, White Box - writing test APIs, test data preparation, scripts to test the code, test scripts can also be used to generate reports.

  • Regression testing to take care of bug fixes and enhancements,

  • Integration testing at various stages to ensure that the application as a whole works correctly

  • Volume testing, Stress testing

  • System testing - test the application from installation and ensure that a whole cycle of operation can be done without any problems

  • Usage of Bug tracking / Defect tracking tools like Scopus or any other inhouse developed tools, bug reporting

  • Interaction with developers for helping bug fix, Verification of bug fixes

  • Selection of test tools etc based on functionality and/or environment

4. Automated Testing / QA Partner / Silk

  • Identification of Areas where automated tools can be effectively used

  • Regression testing, Load testing, Volume testing - saves time and reduces the human error factor in the testing process

  • Preparation of Test cases based on the manual test plans ie. Writing test scripts, writing simple test scripts to avoid bugs in the test scripts

  • Execution of tests, writing errors to file, bug reporting, verification

  • Client server testing or web application testing

  • Web application - testing based on constraints of web servers, browsers etc

5. Web Development - HTML / CGI / Perl

  • Use of HTML, XML, DHTML and features of each of these that were used in the front end development. CGI Scripting.

  • Validation of data using client side Javascript

  • Usage of Perl for capture of data retrieval from the front end, details of Perl features used

  • Use OraPerl / SybPerl depending on the database for connectivity

  • PL/SQL or SQL usage on the database side.

6. Web Development - Java, JDBC, RMI etc

  • Use of HTML, XML, DHTML and features of each of these that were used

  • Use of Java - JDK version

  • Use of Front end classes like AWT, Swing, JFC etc

  • Middle layer development using RMI, Servelets, JDBC, JDBC-ODBC bridge drivers

  • Java socket programming, use of protocols

  • Development tools - VJ++, Symantec Café, Visual Café etc

  • Use of Web server - Java web server, Netscape enterprise server

  • Use of tools like Gemstone, Broadvision, Vignette, Java Beans, Enterprise Java beans

  • Use of CORBA , DCOM

  • Use of databases in the back-end or server side

  • Give emphasis to any e-commerce based application

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