College Grads: How Your Resume Should Look
March 18, 2014
There is perhaps no resume more important than your recent college graduate resume. It’s the resume that’s going to get your foot into the door and your first job.
So where should you begin?
First, every recent graduate resume should begin with contact information and an objective. An objective states who you are as a professional and which position you hope to obtain.
While most professional resumes you see continue with work experience, a recent college graduates’ resume needs to begin with education. While internships and part-time jobs have been crucial to you as you’ve developed professionally, it’s not the most important thing you’ve accomplished in the past four or five years. Rather, that would be your college education.
Afterwards, you may get into your professional experience. These can include internships, part-time jobs, work study jobs, etc. If you’ve had a lot of work experiences, try to filter those and include only that which would be relevant to the field you’re interested in or the jobs that have been most impressive.
Finally, you can close your resume with extracurricular activities, leadership positions and volunteer opportunities. Detailing your activity helps to show your personality and qualities, whether you’re motivated, ambitious, a team player, etc.
Check out the recent college graduate resume below for more help.