How to Write an Effective College Student Resume

How to Write an Effective College Student Resume

In finding a job, you need to sell and advertise yourself in a piece of paper. That would be your resume. Along with that, you also need a cover letter for your purpose. Before graduation, most college students are wandering where they will go after. Some would think of getting a job as soon as possible to help their families while some would think of having a vacation first.

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It is noticeable that there are more young professionals now than before. After graduation, you will be all facing the real world of work. If you want to get your dream job, you must take note of these following tips for writing an effective resume.

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Your resume is the basis of all the employers before they conduct an interview with you. That is the next step. Now, for you to receive interview appointments, let us discuss what you need to include in your resume.

• Place your name on the top of the paper and make it bold. Followed by your address, phone number, and e-mail address. Those are extremely important so that the employers could properly contact you. Put them all in the center.

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• Next would be you objective. What is your purpose for applying? And what kind of work nature are you looking for? If you are a journalism graduate for example, you must indicate that your objective is to obtain career advancements in the field of writing and enhance my theoretical and practical journalistic skills. That would be a great example of a clear and concise objective. Do not make it too long. It would crash the main idea. Take note of the correct grammar. The employer would immediately crumple your resume if you have a very poor English grammar.

• Cite your educational background. Include your achievements as much as possible.

• Include all your skills for qualification. Typing speed, office work experiences, internships, and all that you could contribute to a company must be well-detailed.

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• Next would be you work experiences if any. If you did a summer job, go ahead and mention it. That would be an edge for you.

• Indicate the seminars you attended related to your field of study.

• Lastly, name three references that are not related to you. The company would want to know your background.

These tips are very useful. Now, you are confident to apply and get the job that you really wanted. Your resume is your key.

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