Guest Post by Haley Grey on Resume Tips for College Students With No Experience.
I spend a lot of my time reading resumes. Since I manage a team of 10 college co-ops and Interns, I am almost constantly hiring to keep all of the positions filled.
It can be quite trying, and taxing to figure out what someone is like, what they are looking for, and whether I should interview them, based on their resume. I’m sure that it’s equally difficult to figure out what you should put on your resume to get you noticed.
I can only answer for myself, and what I notice, but I am happy to tell you what I notice. Anything you can do to make your resume easier to read, and give me a better picture of who you are, improves your chances of getting noticed.
Resume Tips for College Students With No Experience
- Make sure that your Graduation Date is on the Resume.
- Include what type of positions you are looking for- and when. Are you looking for a 3 month Internship, or a full time job? Are you willing to consider longer internships? If so, please include that information.
- Include your hobbies, and clubs, especially any leadership positions that you have held in those clubs or organizations.
- DO include major projects you have worked on in school, but do not include every class you have taken.
- If you have earned awards for your clubs, organizations, school, or other community involvement, please include that information. I’m looking for people who have gone above and beyond the basics.
In short, include what you’ve done, but make sure that all of the pertinent information is present (name, address, phone number, email address).
Also make sure that you list all of your accomplishments, so that we can see that you’re a well-rounded individual.
In the USA, we frequently prefer candidates who are more well-rounded and who show leadership skills over perfect grades.
If you don’t have work experience, highlight your accomplishments in your resume.
I hope that these resume tips help you with putting together a resume that will get you noticed.
What are your Resume Tips for getting noticed?