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How Do I Make a Resume?

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Shin from Houston Community College asked: “I have never made a resume before. How do I make one?” Thanks for your question Shin – A resume is the ultimate selling tool for you to leverage when applying and interviewing for jobs. It is becoming the most popular way of applying to positions in today’s job market. Many employers are moving to electronic systems when prospective candidates simply upload an electronic copy of their resume instead of filling out long applications. In some cases, all that is required is a link to your LinkedIn Profile. Your resume has now become a … / Read more »




How can I start my professional network?

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Erin from University of Texas at Dallas asked: “I’m getting ready to graduate in the spring, but haven’t found a job yet. People often find jobs by knowing someone who knows someone, but how can I meet people who would want to hire me when I’m still in school?” Thank you for your question, Erin! You’re right, having professional connections greatly enhances your job prospects. When you know-someone-who-knows-someone, there’s a certain level of validity and accountability attached to your name that you can’t achieve with a resume alone. It can be a daunting prospect to start your professional network, especially before … / Read more »




How Can I Make My Application Stand Out?

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Grant from University of Northern Colorado asked: “When I submit my resume to job boards such as LinkedIn or Indeed, I feel as though my application gets lost in the giant stack of resumes and my skills and qualifications never get noticed. How can I ensure that my application will get noticed and that it doesn’t remain just a ‘number’.” Thanks for your question Grant – I can definitely relate to your frustration. When I was a college student, I would submit my resume to all kinds of job boards and would hardly ever receive a response. Additionally, when I … / Read more »




How Do I Find a Career in Human Resources?

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Glenda from Midwestern State University asked: “I have a Bachelors degree in Human Resource Management and a Masters degree in HR Management. However, I am having a challenging time finding a career in the field of Human Resources where I can use my education. What steps can I take to pursue an HR Position?” Thanks for your question, Glenda – Finding a career in Human Resources can be uniquely challenging. As an HR Graduate myself, I have first-hand knowledge of the barriers that can prevent someone from being hired into a role in this field. When I was searching for … / Read more »




How can I improve my resume?

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Miles Undergrad from Every University asked: “Can you review my resume?” We get a variation of this question all the time at Campus Career Coach. The truth is, it’s not that difficult to create a polished and professional resume on your own! You just have to take the time, know what to look for and avoid common pitfalls. Think about what employers are looking for. You’re not writing a resume for you, you’re writing it for a potential employer! This is the most frequent obstacle I see students face: knowing what to leave out and what to include. You have a whole … / Read more »