IT Resume Format

You are the best in your domain. Operating Systems, Databases, Web Services, Applications, Reports... You know them all. You are a dedicated team player, who values knowledge and consistency. Given a chance, you will impress anyone in a professional discussion.

But, will your resume get you that chance?

Follow these simple guidelines to achieve the resume that represents you the right way.

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Photograph
  • Certifications

Highlight Horizontally:
  • Total Work Experience
  • Domain
  • Current CTC
  • Expected CTC
  • Month and Year for Last Increment or Promotion
  • Month and Year when the next Promotion or Increment is due
  • Notice Period, mention if buy out of notice period is possible
  • Present location and willingness to relocate

Explain your professional expectations and aim in two to three sentences.

Career Highlights:
Put down any awards, recognition, achievements in your professional life. You can also mention if you were a team member of an outstanding project.


Technical Skills:
Tabulate them in the following manner:

Operating System         :           Windows XP, Windows 2000

Technologies                  :              ASP.Net, C#.Net
Databases                      :               Oracle 8.0,MS SQL Server 2008/2005
Reports                           :              Crystal Report 9

Technical Qualifications:
Use a table format to give the following details

  • Qualification - University or Awarding Body  - Year of Course Completion - Percentage

Academic Qualifications:
Use a table format to give the following details

  • Qualification - University - Year of Achieving Qualification - Percentage

Professional Summary:
Use a table format to give the following details

  • Company - Designation - Tenure

Professional Details:

  • Company Name
  • Designation
  • Tenure
  • Projects Undertaken

Format to Showcase each Project in detail:
  • Project Title
  • Client Name
  • Project Duration
  • The Organization you were associated with during the project
  • Onsite or Offsite
  • Development Tool
  • Back End
  • Team Size
  • Role/Responsibility
  • Project Description
  • Key Project features you worked on

It is always a good idea to have at least one recommendation for each profile or company you have been associated with. Mentioning the name, designation, email id, contact number of the person offering you a recommendation shows a transparent approach.

Your Web Presence:
  • Webpage
  • Blog
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Twitter
Personal Details:
  • Date Of Birth
  • Sex
  • Marital Status
  • Father's Name
  • Nationality
  • Passport Number
  • Visa Status
  • Languages Known
  • Hobbies, Co-curricular activities
  • Permanent Address
  • Present Address
Date when the resume was updated.

More Pointers for IT Resume Format:

  • Spell Check your resume
  • Mention Academic, Professional and Personal Details in separate groups
  • The photograph should be color passport size in professional attire

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