To sum up for resume to have potential to get interview calls it should be short and sweet and importantly highlight all the relevant skills required for the job in the front page of the resume. Using Professional Summary section with bullet points at the start of the resume is a good approach.
It is important to show all the things what we know in brief that gives the company a rough ideas about the candidate. That itself good enough to create interest on us. Mostly the resume should be like short and sweet. The essay type resume may have 50-50 chance of getting rejected. Points should be clear and targeted about what you know. We should not try to confuse by putting more irrelevant things.
Hope things are more to prepare a resume but according to me these are key points to be followed by fresher's and trained persons.
Mr. Sankara Rama Subramanian
The sentences should be short and simple in language. Importance should be given to professional achievements rather than personal details.
Now a days it is noted that the fresh graduates are getting their bio data made by some agency and submit for jobs. This is my personal experience. When I called some people for interview and ask them the questions relating to the information they presented in their bio data they were not able answer correctly. A candidate written in his skills " Team Work". The question asked was to explain about team work. He is not able answer anything. When I show him his bio data , his reply was he got it written by somebody else. This kind of bio data is fatal.
Another point to be noted is not to make a common resume for all jobs. It should be tailor made for the particular job. Relevant points are to be highlighted to that particular job and unrelated points are to be avoided. If important points are missed in the resume, chances of getting shortlisted will reduce.
A very detailed resume is not advisable. All points should be mentioned in short and description should be avoided.