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Student Resume Advice

Resume Tips For College And Entry Level Resumes




Your first resume after graduation can seem like a challenge to write but it doesn't have to be. Even though your employment history may not be as detailed as someone who's been in the workplace for many years, your skills and experiences that you have acquired during your years at school can add up to a very effective resume!


Listed below is some student resume advice to keep in mind when creating that first resume.


1. Utilize the combination resume format to best represent your skills first and then your employment history. College students can emphasize their abilities and experience from a number of jobs and activities they participated in during their time at school.


2. Create an effective summary of qualifications that lets prospective employers know in a few sentences just what you can offer them. Don't forget that even temporary or part-time work offers opportunities to learn valuable skills.


3. Consider moving your education section of your resume up to the front of your resume under your summary of qualifications if you have recently graduated or are near graduation.


4. Include in your skill groups some great power sentences that detail skills and experiences that you may have acquired from your special activites, student organizations or clubs that you participated in during your time at school. These activities can let your potential employer know that you were active in your educational experience beyond the class room.


5. Include your social media skills as part of your resume either in your summary of qualifications or as one of your power sentences in your skill groups. Let your potential employers know that you are skilled in social media functions such as Facebook and Twitter.


For more information regarding college resumes, visit our college resume writing page.



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