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How I am helping my friend make a successful resume day #1

One of my juniors from college called me today to ask about how he should make his resume. Abhishek is two years younger to me. We are from the same school. Now he is my college. He is a bright student, but very lazy. He is in his third year of bachelors in engineering and it’s time he should be prepared with his CV or resume for applying for the summer internships.  However he has no idea about it.

I said, don’t worry, I’ll help you. He asked if I could show him my resume so he could make it accordingly. I said, “No, first you have to give it a try yourself. However I will tell you the basic things you need to keep in mind. Your resume will be in sections as follows:

  1. Always start with your name and contact details
  2. Then educational qualifications including your school, high school and college in a chronological order, that means the most recent qualification comes first
  3. Now comes the internships, mention each with your role, company’s name, time period, followed by responsibilities and skills acquired
  4. Now the section for academic projects and achievements
  5. This will follow your extra curricular activities and achievements
  6. Lastly include your hobbies and interests

Abhishek, don’t forget to add proper formatting to your resume. For the start, you could take the sample resume format Microsoft Word offers or create your own. It should go in an order and proper format”

He said it was a lot. So I gave him a day to come up with something. Then we could move on.

I am keeping in mind that his resume should be ready in a week. I am not revealing all the details and secrets to him at once because I want him to actually work on this and understand how resume building is an art, neither a cakewalk nor a mountain climb.

So this a 7 day challenge for us. I will share the progress each day with you guys.  Lets see how it goes, it better not be a boring task. He doesn’t know about this blog post, haha!

If you have anything in mind, any suggestions, you can share. Thank you for reading.

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The Road Not Taken

Alice came to a fork in the road. “Which road do I take?” she asked

“Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire cat.

“I don’t know,” Alice answered

“Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.”

~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Do you really know what do you want to do in life? What do you want to be? What do you want to achieve?

Not really. Some might take names like engineer, doctor, actor bla bla. But is it really that easy to say?

Life has meant to follow an unprecedented course and the time when we realise this it’s too late. We don’t believe in life rather.
We believe in a LIE, LIFE-Fun/Freedom= LIE.

We’re all saying lies to oneself, and to one another. Why?

We are just trying to hard to make life all the more difficult for oneself. We have forgotten mankind’s greatest worth, ideas, imagination. Yes, creativity is one thing closest to magic.

We start growing old when we haven’t even lived one life. The child within us wants to peep out and wonder. But we keep ourself shut with our insecurities.
Life’s not a fairytale. I understand. But don’t you think fairytales are worth fighting for?
I mean you’ve got one life. You gotta live it to the fullest. Laugh harder. Play. Make mistakes. Love. Pray. Cry. And smile for it happened, not that it’s over!

Choices matter. But knowing what not to do is perfect like knowing what to do. One is clear what road not to take and life will be all the more better this way.

Life’s just too short to play small. You deserve to live a life that amazes people.

If people are not laughing at you then your dreams are not big enough. Remember if you don’t reach where you intend to, you’ll reach where you meant to be.
Knowing the destination doesn’t matter, living while the journey exists matter.

So forget the road not travelled. Focus on what you’ve got.
Dream. Chase. Achieve.

Now  you’ll begin to see and to believe—in all you’re becoming and all you’re yet to be.

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