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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 »




Resume Preparation Tips | Writing About Your Work Experience

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An article by contributor Gigi W. When applying for a position that you have not had before, you may be stumped at how your prior experience fits. But when trying to determine how to get hired, even with or without work experience, you have to use every tool in your arsenal, and that includes all your work experience. So how do you write about your work experience, especially some of the first jobs you’ve had, on your professional resume? Prepare And Research First When looking to apply for a job, the first thing you need to do is examine the … / Read more »




Pros and Cons of Unconventional Resumes

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An article by contributor Kate Thora. The way in which employees receive resumes is continually changing. From slightly smudged typewriter resumes to faxing, sending emails and simply applying online, the format of resumes are never set in stone for too long. How a prospective employer receives a resume is not the only thing that is constantly changing, so is the actual content of said resumes. With the internet and social media at the peak of its powers, resumes are no longer the straightforward, black and white applications; there are so many different ways to apply for jobs. But do they … / 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 »




How to Put Skills on Your Resume as a New Graduate

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An article by contributor Natalie Severt. As a new graduate, you may not have a lot of work experience. And you’re expected to get a job with a regular resume based on what? Yes, that’s right. A lot of work experience. You just finished reading a bunch of Shakespeare in your dorm room and writing a term paper. How can these employers expect you to have worked a nine-to-five in a corporation at the same time? The good news is that there are other ways to get the skills you need on your resume. Here’s How to Put Your Skills Right at the Top Start … / Read more »