Looking for a new job? You already know the importance of a strong resume. But what makes a resume “strong” in the first place? Today’s job hunters face new cha...Read more
Looking for a new job? You already know the importance of a strong resume. But what makes a resume “strong” in the first place?
Today’s job hunters face new challenges. Online job boards and digital recruitment services make it easy to apply to several jobs at once. Just attach your resume and you’re done! Right?
Have your resume reviewed by Back to School Divas Founder Lorraine! Book a one-on-one review for $25 and she’ll put that money toward the cost of any revisions you purchase.
Resume Tips for College Students
Once you hit “Send”, your application goes out into the world wide web darkness. Your main source of light is your resume. But it’s not a simple as having the right experience reflected. You have to consider:
- SEO keyword matches
- Easy-to-download file formats
- Headers, headlines and file names
These digital components can make or break your visibility in a candidate pool online.
So, how can you improve your resume and give yourself a better opportunity to land an interview?
We asked a professional Resume Writer for advice.
Briana is a Resume Writer with 3 years experience crafting resumes for the web. “In the last six months,” she says, “I have worked on six resumes, and four out of six have gotten the job.”
What did she have to say about crafting standout resumes? Read on to find out.
What makes a good resume?
“Be precise, and as informative in “short, sweet and to the point” form as you can. Applying words directly related to the job posting you are applying for, and include competencies that show you understand your work and are eager to learn more.”
What’s the best formatting or outline for a good resume?
“Bullet points. Much easier to read and understand the full story behind your experience and skill level.”
What are the most important things to include for each job you’ve been at?
“Recognition for doing your job efficiently, keywords from that job that match the one you’re now applying for and length of time spent at each job/where you worked.”
Describe your process for turning an “ok” resume into a “great” one, in as much detail as you can.
The first step to making an “ok” resume into a “BOMB” resume is vocabulary. For example, if someone says “3 years in retail” on their resume the simple fix for this to make it sound better (and have it relate to almost any job you apply for) is “3 years of experience in customer satisfaction in a retail environment utilizing first in-first out order”.
This tells the recruiter that you not only have 3 years of experience, BUT you approached each customer as if they were the only item on your agenda for that day (first in-first out order). Tweaking your wording and using the bullet point method will help the interviewer understand that you have experience, great communication skills and are well-articulated.
Keep this advice in mind as you update your resume and give yourself a head start on the online job hunt!
Want to really step up your resume game?
Have your resume reviewed by Back to School Divas Founder Lorraine!
For $25 you can have your resume reviewed in an open, one-on-one meeting with Lorraine. She’ll even put that money toward any revisions you purchase!
Ready to get started? Book a one-on-one now!