Why do some job-seekers land an interview while others don't? A spot-on resume can make all the difference. Some tips to make your resume shine:
Keep it short.
Limit your resume to one or two pages.
Put the education section first if you’re a recent college grad.
Once you gain experience, academic degrees and honors should be listed toward the end of your resume.
Include your GPA.
Provide your GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Short on job experience? Promote what you’ve got.
Don’t overlook the skills gained from jobs you held just to get through school. You may have also gained valuable experience
- Foreign-language study and fluency in multiple languages.
- Alternative learning experiences, such as international studies or conducting research.
- Previous internships.
- Computer skills and experiences.
- Volunteer activities.
- Extracurricular activities, if relevant to your career goals.
Be sure to highlight awards and scholarships or leadership roles at school.
Non-paid experience counts, too.
We’re interested in your skills, even if you were not paid to develop them. Highlight non-paid work and experiences if they
provided new skills.
Be selective about pre-college information.
For example, if you won a national award or accomplished something else noteworthy during high school – especially if related
to your field – consider including it.
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