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Resume Writing CA Foundation notes

Resume Writing – CA Foundation, CPT notes, PDF

This article is about Resume Writing- BUSINESS CORRESPONDENCE AND REPORTING for CA foundation CPT students. we also provide PDF file at the end.

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What we will study in this chapter:

Self Study Questions

Q.1: What is a resume?


Your resume (sometimes called your “CV”) is your most important tool when applying for a job. It doesn’t matter how qualified you are, or how much experience you have. If your resume is poorly presented or badly written, you’re going to have trouble getting the job you want.

Your resume is a marketing tool. It needs to demonstrate:

(a) That you are employable.

(b) How you meet the job and organisation’s requirements.

(c) That you have the right qualification and education.

(d) That you have right experience and skills.

(e) That you have professionalism.

Q.2: What are the points to be remembered while writing a resume.


Following points should be kept in mind:

(a) Keep it brief – max two pages

(b) Avoid unnecessary personal detail

(c) Don’t write in the first person-start sentences with verbs.

(d) List your career history in reverse chronological order.

(e) Use bullet points for achievements and responsibilities.

(f) Include computer skills and others.

(g) References can be provided as request.

Descriptive Questions

Past Year Questions and Answers

2005 – June [3] (Or) What is a curriculum vitae (CV)? What are the purposes of CV? What forms the content of CV? Give a specimen CV assuming that an insurance company has advertised for the recruitment of a Company Secretary. (15 marks)


A Curriculum Vitae (CV) contains information relating to work experience, publications, summary of an individual’s accomplishments, cover goals, professional achievements, degree earned.

CV is required and mailed along with a job application. The main purpose of CV is

  • To mention cover goals and specific job profiles
  • To reveal adequate knowledge about the company’s area of operations,
  • To explain how your qualification and experience are suitable for the job on offer.

A good CV should not be very long. It should not go beyond two pages. One page CV is an ideal CV. Usually job objective, personal details, professional and educational qualification and references form the contents of a C.V.

Specimen Curriculum Vitae
NameParul Bhardwaj
BirthApril 14, 1979
Address84, old Gandhi Nagar Allahabad -211003
E-mailparu Ib-aps @ rediff. com
Current Work ProfilePresently working as Assistant Company Secretary, Motherson Sumi Ltd. Naini, Allahabad
Education2003 L.L.B. from University of Delhi 2000 Company Secretaryship
■ «■1997 (Hons.), Hindu College University of Delhi.
Computer SkillsConversant with Ms-Office,
LanguagesFluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi.
ReferencesMr. I.A. Khan Manager, Geep (P) Ltd. Mr. S. Roy, Manager, Bajaj Alliance Ltd.

2009 – Dec [5] (ii) Attempt the following:

Re-structure the following resume appropriately and provide necessary information, wherever required :




Age : 37 Married

One child, age 5 5ft. 11 in. tall

Interests : tennis, fishing, reading Active in sports Weight: 66 kg

Membership : Rotary club, South Karnataka Dev. Club Experience

2005-2008, Research Analyst, Dharwad University,

2001-2005, Sales Associate, Cadila, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 1999-2001, Food server, McDonalds, Kota, Rajasthan Education

2005-2008 Dharwad University, BBA degree, major in marketing, 24 semester hours in marketing and psychology courses, 4.0 grade-point average.

2001-2002 Class X, Gujarat Board.


Ms. Geetha Reddy Prof. Bhagwati Prasad

David Bros. Dharwad University

Hubli, Karnataka Dharwad                                                                                         (5 marks)

Answer: v


Mr. Chhugan Toshniwal 25, KHB Colony Bagalkot,


Phone No. 9335117488

Education :

2005-2008 B.B.A. degree (Major-Marketing)

Dharward University, average 4.0 Grade Point

2003-2005 Class XII, Gujarat Board, 83%

2001 -2002 Class X, Gujarat Board, 81 %

Experience :

2005-2008 Research Analyst, Dharward University

2001-2005 Sales Executive, Cadila, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

1999-2001 Food Server, Me Donalds, Kota, Rajasthan

Personal Qualities:

Interest: tennis, fishing, reading, playing different sports.

Personal Information :

DOB : 01.03.1972 Status: Married


(1) Ms. Geeta Reddy

David Bros. Hubli Karnataka

(2) Prof. Bhagwati Prasad Dharwa University Dharwad

Curriculum Vitae

John Henry Smith

Email: Home Address:

Place and date of birth: Isleworth, London, 05/06/1990

5 Wearhill Road,

Phone:+441234556605 Tidengton,

Marital status: single Middlesex,



1994-1999: St. Mary & Peter Primary School 2000-2008: Skinners Grammar School

  • 10 GCSE’s; 2 A *’s, 8 A’s
  • 3 A-Levels; A* in History, A* in English literature, A in Spanish.

2008-2011: University o Leeds: BA Spanish

  • Achieved a 2.1 (65/90) in Year One.
  • Achieved a 2.1 (62/90) in Year Two.

Work Experience

Company Details of Position Date

– McDonalds Food Service Assistant Sep 2011 – June 2012

– Google Digital Agency Intern Sep 2012 – July 2013

– Facebook CEO Sep 2013 – July 2014

Other Skills

  • Fast keyboard touch-typing. Typing speed of 60 words-per-minute.
  • Established familiarity of Microsoft Office and Photoshop.
  • Writer of a WordPress blog.


  • Complete fluency of the German language. Oral and written skills at an acceptable level to be used competently in a professional, working environment.
  • Basic knowledge of French.

Skills & Interests

  • Instruments: Piano & Guitar.
  • Grade 5 Music Theory qualification. (2009)
  • Marketing director for Young Enterprise Team whilst in sixth form.
  • Ran London Marathon during first year at University (2008)

Other Achievements

  • Attained the Travel grant of £700 to go to Paris and study on a French course for 3 weeks in a language school (2007).
  • Community service at a school for children with behaviour problems. (2006)

References available on request.

2018 – Nov [11] (c) Mr. Mohit Agarwal, a resident of Meerut, have recently come across an advertisement, for a job vacancy in a leading TV Channel for the post of journalist, in The Time of India dated August 1,2018.

Draft a Resume alongwith a cover letter in response to the advertisement.

(5 marks)


A- 34, Kesharganj Post Office Meerut, U.P.

4 August, 2018

HR Manager,

Zee Media,

Essel studio,

TC -19, Sector 16 – A,

Noida -201301, India.


Amit Kumar Singh,

Subject:’Application for the post of journalist.

This is with reference to your advertisement in The Times of India’ dated 1 August, 2018 for the post of journalist in Zee News. I wish to apply for the same. I am confident that my dynamic working style and teamwork skill will make me a strong member of your crew.

I am outgoing, diligent, open to learning and have an excellent command over English. After completing my M.A. in English meritoriously, I worked with News Nation as a Content Developer and was acclaimed for my persistent hard work and dedication. I enjoy taking new challenges and have been delivering good results. My curriculum vitae and other necessary documents are attached herewith. I assure you of my utmost sincerity and dedication if an opportunity is given to me.

I will be readily available for personal interaction as per your convenience, in case my candidature is considered for the aforesaid post.

I look forward to a positive reply;

Your Sincerly Mohit Agarwal

MohitAagrwal098 @

Enclosure: 1. Testimonials

  1. Resume


Name: Mohit Agarwal

Father’s Name : Dr. Mohan Kumar Agarwal

Permanent: A – 34, Kesharganj, Post Office

Address : Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

Phone No. : 9896xxxx11

Date of Birth : 20 December, 1989

Nationality: Indian

Marital Status : Unmarried

Accademic Qualification :



QualificationSubject / StreamInstituteBoard / UniversityYear of PassingPercentage / Division
1.IntermediateArtsVSPS, MeerutCBSE200789.38%
2.8.A. (Hons.)EconomicsChrist Church CollegeCSJMU2010I Division
3.M.A.EnglishChrist Church CollegeCSJMU2012I Division

Work Experience:

  1. No. Organisation Position Held From TO
  2. News Nation Senior Auditor July 2012 January 2018

Hobbies : Interactives with people and reading novels. Language Known : English, Hindi, French. References : (i) Ms. Kriti Dixit,

C.M.O., Banglore.

Ph.: 99351xxxxx (ii) Ashay Gupta,

CEO, News Nation Ph.: 96918xxxx3

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