Begin the process of creating your resume to showcase your experiences, strengths and core competencies. Creating a resume early on in your college process is important. It can help outline your relevant experience.

RESUME INSTRUCTIONS

  • Highlight a strong GPA (3.0 or better)
  • Highlight coursework that is relevant to the job you are seeking
  • Review the job description to identify skills that are relevant to the position you are seeking
  • Present your accomplishments in the experience section by adding a result or outcome to your task
  • List a few “Memberships” and “Activities,” especially if they are relevant to the position

RESUME RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Use keywords from job description to build bullet points
  • Include numbers, event details and outcomes
  • Make sure to match appropriate present and past tenses
  • Arrange sections and bullet points based on how important they are to the employer
  • Use reverse chronological order within sections such as work experience
  • Maintain formatting consistency from top of the page to the bottom
  • Don’t include an objective, it is a dated practice
  • Avoid personal pronouns

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