Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Resume Formatting

General Formatting Instructions (Applies to all clients)

1) Standard resume must consist of the following parts.

· Name, Address, Phone numbers: This is an exception for H1 candidates. H1 candidates may not have address info to hide their current location.

· Summary

· Skill Matrix

· Education: H1 candidates prefer not to include this section to avoid their origin and identify. But, we must ask them to include their education background.

· Chronological order of his/her employment/employers.

2) Properties

· Check property, include our information. Delete candidate’s info.

3) Page Layout: Follow these guidelines.

· Left, Right, Top, and Bottom – Must be 1.00”

· If wider resume is needed, shorten the right side as needed.

· If longer/taller resume is needed, shorten the bottom as needed.

4) Fonts: Follow these guidelines.

· General: Verdana, size 10 pt., justified

· Candidate Name: Left Align, Size 16, Bold

· Headings :Skills

· Client and Location: size 11 pt., Underlined, Bold

· Year: Right most : “Aug ’04 – Jun ’05”

· Spacing: Line Spacing: Single. Before line and After line 0 Point.

5) Indentation: Must be consistent through out resume.

6) View: Zoom must be set to 100% when saving/reviewing the resume. Less or greater than 100% is not desirable.

7) Miscellaneous:

· Comma must be followed by a single space (e।g। Java, C) and last the last word must be followed by an “and” (e.g. Java, C, and C++).

· The apostrophe “s” is used as follow.

§ For singular word, consultant’s.

§ For plural word, consultants’ (there should not two “s”)

8) Two blank lines before every new job in experience section.

9) Full Point after every sentence.

10) No Full Point after skills, education and certification, state, position and Project.

11) For Peopleclick, highlight the required skills with Yellow color.

12) Skills’ logo on the top right in Name’s line.

13) Education and certifications: Always at the bottom most.

14) There are fifty states in US. The state name must be in two capital letters (e.g. PA).

15) An abbreviated word (Phila. from Philadelphia, Temp. from Temporary) must be followed by a period since it an abbreviation of a longer word. ALL abbreviated word must be terminated by a period.

16) Use page break as needed. The next page of resume should not start with the last line of previous section.

17) A single page of resume should not include only few lines. Make sure any page of resume is at least a half page.

18) READ – READ – READ Check the resume for spelling, grammar, and sentences. DO NOT stop after one page. Grammar mistakes will damage our reputation and image.

19) Employment Section: It is very important that this section contains consistent information regarding each employer. The Employment section of a candidate must follow one of following formats.

· Paragraph Format: If Paragraph Format is used for one employer, make sure that the Paragraph Format is used for all employers.

· Bulleted Format: If Bulleted Format is used to describe the project, make sure that the Bulleted Format is used for all employers.

· Mix and Match: This format is desirable. This format consists of description and bullets.


When submitting a candidate to these clients, a resume must contain the following.

1) Contact Details: The contact details should be the person’s details submitting the candidate. As of now, the following is the list.


Title: Candidate’ Name (Must contain First and Last names)

Author: Recruiter (see below)

Company: ABCD nfo

Phone number

Comments: Recruiter’s name


Phone number

Hyperlink Base: e-mail id of the recruiter

Below is the example

a) Brian Adams

Abcd infoservices

Tel: (111) 111-1111

2) Logos’ Details: The company specific logo should be used with these consideration.

Logo’s layout should be “in front of text”.

Logo must be used on the right side of first page only. NO OTHER PAGES should contain logo and contact details.

3) Candidata Details: The candidate details should be under Logo on the left side of the resume. The details should contain the following information.

a) Candidate Name: First, Middle, Last

b) Candidate Email

c) Telephone Numbers



Combining Search Terms

You may combine keywords and fields using the Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT.


When you combine keywords with AND in a full-text search, you find all instances of items (articles, titles, reviews, etc.) in which both keywords appear. When you combine search terms, your search results will be more precise

You can also explicitly denote a Boolean AND in the following ways:

cat AND dog


Using OR between keywords allows to you find all articles which contain either keyword. To search for documents containing one or more of your search terms, use OR. For example:

cat OR dog

will search for instances of items that contain either the word cat, the word dog, or both.

Using Parentheses for Grouping

Parentheses allow you to determine the order in which terms will be combined. Thus the query: "currency reform" AND (russia OR "soviet union") will search for items that contain the phrase "currency reform" and that contain either russia or "soviet union".

Why Use Grouping?
Without grouping parentheses, the query "currency reform" AND (russia OR "soviet union") will be interpreted as "currency reform" AND russia OR "soviet union", which returns items containing either both of "currency reform" and russia or containing "soviet union". By using parentheses, you can carefully control the grouping of search terms.

Additional Examples:

(finch OR sparrow) AND exotic will search for documents that contain the word exotic and either the word finch or the word sparrow.

(birds OR butterflies) NOT sparrow will search for documents that contain either the word birds or butterflies and do not contain the word sparrow.

birds NOT (sparrow robin) will search for items that contain the word birds but do not contain both the words sparrow and robin (remember, a space between terms defaults to an AND operator).

birds NOT (sparrow OR robin) will search for items that contain the word birds but do not contain either of the words sparrow or the word robin.


Wildcards can be used to represent one or more characters in a search term. A question mark (?) can be used for single character searching and an asterisk (*) can be used for multiple character searching. Wildcards are typically used to search for alternate spellings of the same word and to search for variations on a root word. Please note, wildcard characters cannot be used in place of the first letter of a word and cannot be used within an exact phrase search.

Single Character
Using a question mark (?) wildcard allows you to replace zero or one letter(s) in a word. A search query with the term te?ts will find the words tets, tents, tests, texts, and any other five-lettered words that start with te- and end with -ts.

Multiple Character
You can use an asterisk (*) to match more than one letter. A search on bird* will find bird, birding, birdman, birds, and other words that start with bird-.

Wildcard characters may be used in a field search: au:sm?th or ti:shakespeare*

Other examples:

organi?ation will search for articles containing organization or organisation.

behavior* will search for articles containing words starting with behavior-, such as behavior, behavioral, behaviorist, behaviorism, or behaviorally.

p*diatric residency statistics will search for articles containing pediatric or paediatric and the terms residency and statistics.

wom?n AND "science education" will search for articles that contain the phrase science education and also contain woman or women or womyn.

(novel& or fiction) AND feminis* will search for articles that contain words that start with feminis- (e.g. feminism or feminist) and also contain novel or novels or fiction.

NOTE: The closer to the start of a term the wildcard appears, the longer your query will take to process. Using multiple wildcards within a single search term will also result in longer search times.

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