Mar 22, 2020 in Coaching
The Standout Resume for College Students
Tips to ensure your resume stands out from the masses of job applicants. Get noticed and hired by a prospective employer.
How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
Job hunting for college students who are seeking a seasonal, part-time or full-time employment after graduation can be a real challenge. Unlike seasoned professionals who are already established and armed with earned skills and work experience, college students need to exert extra effort to get noticed.
This doesn’t mean that landing your dream job as a recent college graduate is impossible. Many have done it, and so can you.
A standout resume can help you pursue a job opportunity with confidence. You may already have great skills, work ethic, and a willingness to learn, and you want to showcase this to a hiring manager or your potential employer. Communicating this on paper is your initial and best way to articulate your value proposition. Through your resume, you want to quickly and effectively sell yourself as the ideal candidate for the job.
So, here is how to build a standout resume that is going to get you noticed and get you hired as a college graduate:
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At this point in your career, you might not have as much work experience, but that's okay. In your summary (positioned directly underneath your contact info), you will detail who you are, what you have to offer, and how you could be of value to the potential employer. This is a great place to add in any soft skills that you have that will wow the hiring manager. Here is an example of a great summary for recent college graduate:
Highly motivated, fast-learning, recent college graduate with a strong background in increasing engagement in student-run organizations. Passionate and driven by metrics, with a determination to increase youth engagement in politics through social media marketing.
Of course, make sure your summary is relevant to the job you are applying for.
- Key Skills
What key skills do you possess that match up with the job description? Your key skills could be anything from Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks, or maybe you're really good at social media and you have experience with Twitter and Facebook. Maybe you're great at graphic design and have experience with Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. Any skills that are mentioned in the job description that you possess must also be included in your resume. This shows the employer that you are a fit based on how closely you match what they are looking for.
- Past Experiences
Show the potential employer your involvement and activities outside the classroom. This could be part-time or full-time employment, internships, student-led organizations, and volunteer experience. This shows the potential employer that you have time-management skills (as you did not just go to class but participated in activities outside the classroom as well), your willingness to expand your horizons, and your well-rounded capabilities. Employers want to see that you were active both inside and outside the classroom.
What have you accomplished in your life thus far? Maybe you received a scholarship for your academic achievements or you were selected to study abroad. Perhaps you excelled in your internships and received an award from the company as a result. List each of your accomplishments, with metrics where possible. Employers hire for results, and listing your accomplishments shows that you are not just a doer but an achiever!
Of course, use strong action verbs and phrases to describe your past experiences, keep your resume to 1-page, and ensure it is properly formatted to be visually pleasing to the eye. Use the above tips to enhance your resume and to make sure it stands out from the masses of applicants and gets you noticed by hiring managers seeking entry-level candidates.