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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 »




How can my military background help me find a civilian career?

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Michael from Austin Peay State University asked: “How do I create a resume for Public Management when I do not have any work experience in this field? I earned a degree in this field, but my professional experience only consist of nine years in the United States Army.” Thanks for your question, John. All you have done is serve in the U.S. Army for nine years; that’s an understatement! You have developed people skills, procedural skills and technical skills that you need to highlight on your resume as you search for jobs in public management. It will be challenging, but with a customized … / Read more »




When should I include volunteer experience on my resume?

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Nora from the Keller Graduate School of Management asked: “I was wondering when it is important to include a “Volunteer Experience” section in your resume?  I have 5+ years of experience in my field and already have 2 pages of content on my resume. When would an employer find volunteer work relevant?” Hi Nora, what a great topic to explore. Thank you for your question. Your resume is designed to get you an interview. If your volunteer experience is not relevant to your career goal, you do not need to include a volunteer section. However, adding a volunteer section will … / Read more »




How long should my resume be?

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Onish at Lamar University asked: “I have worked as a Production Engineer and Analyst for over 2 years at different firms and my resume is getting pretty lengthy. How long should my resume be, and how do I start editing down my work history?” Great question, Onish, and a very popular concern as graduates begin working full-time and gaining experience. Your resume is often the first point of contact with potential employers, and you want to make the best first impression possible: too long and they won’t read it all; too short and they won’t learn much about you. How can you be sure you’re … / Read more »




6 of the Best Online Tools to Help You Create Visual Resumes

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Article by Australia based contributor Amelia Dermott. In the current challenging job market you need to do all it takes to get noticed by recruiters and secure some exciting employment opportunities. Visual resumes are all the rage now – especially for creative industries. Fortunately, there are many tools to help you create captivating and customizable visual resumes – here are the six best of them.   VisualCV – https://www.visualcv.com This tool works in a twofold way – first, it allows to create stunning visual resumes and second, it basically works like a database of online resumes. VisualCV features a flexible template that … / Read more »