The sooner you can start scouting out a job or internship, the better. We came up with five tips that will help you write a killer resume and land your dream job.
Identify accomplishments, not just jobs
Don’t just give a list of your job responsibilities. While those are important to note, it’s equally, if not more, important to note what you accomplished. Did you do some great research that blew the socks off a client in a sales pitch? Note that! Your resume is the chance to highlight your most important accomplishments.
Be specific and use numbers
Avoid broad phrases like “responsible for managing department budget,” and instead use specific phrases like “managed a $50,000 departmental budget.” Remember the goal of your resume is to show what you’ve accomplished, what you are capable of doing and what you will bring to the company.
Tailor your resume to the job
Each company you apply to will be just a little bit different, so don’t worry about cramming every single thing you’ve ever done on to your resume. When you’re applying for a job, read the job description carefully and include any skills you have that the position requires.
Use action verbs
Instead of saying “responsible for,” use words like “resolved,” “managed” and “executed.” This will help you be more specific in showing what you’ve accomplished and what you are capable of bringing to a company.
Proofread, proofread, proofread
You can’t proofread your resume enough times. Take a break from writing your resume and come back later with fresh eyes to check for typos. Always have at least one other person look at your resume to catch anything you might miss.
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