It’s about time!
You may remember I mentioned in my last post that I am taking an Interviewing class this semester. That being the case, it makes sense that I would have to write a résumé for class! Besides, I need an updated résumé to apply for graduate school, jobs, etc. And you need a résumé too! Whether you’re applying for college, scholarships, on-campus jobs, summer jobs, or asking a professor or supervisor for a letter of recommendation, providing a résumé is a great way to highlight your skills and accomplishments! So, in the spirit of résumé season and doing my homework, let’s review a few tips that I’ve picked up over the last few years.
- A good résumé should be tailored to the skills and expectations of whatever position you are applying for.
- Always keep it professional! Slang, misspellings, superfluous lines and decorations–they’re all just distracting!
- Use your full name on the top of the page. You wouldn’t want to be confused with anybody else!
- Include an objective. This part is optional but can be a great way to show what you’re interested in, especially if you don’t have a personal statement or cover letter to send.
- Try to use action verbs instead of passive language and.