To get a clearer picture of what makes a resume stand out, we asked Amanda Augustine, a career expert at The Ladders, an online job-matching service for professionals, to create a sample of an excellent one for a recent grad with some work experience.While your resume may look different, depending on the industry you're in, the one below should serve as a useful guide for new college grads: All recent graduates should have at least one profile established for their professional brand, she says.If an ad says that good communication is important, think about times when your communication skills came into play at your old jobs.
You probably have part-time, seasonal, or temporary work experience that’s unrelated to your future career goals. When describing unrelated jobs, keep the descriptions to a minimum.
For example, if you waited tables to help pay for college but your goal is software engineering, you don't need to provide a description of your day-to-day food-service responsibilities.
If you have a , use your major GPA if it's higher than your overall GPA.
Consider adding a list of related courses in your education section so hiring managers can see that you have a strong academic foundation. At this point in your career, employers will view any work experience as a testament to your dependability and strong work ethic, even if the experience is in a different industry.
I agree that you should make an effort to include accomplishments, but as an entry level worker (at least when you started) chances are you haven't cured cancer or built a new piece of critical infrastructure that will now allow your company to become the next Google or Facebook. You don't want recruiters or hiring managers guessing or assuming the details because at best it leads to confusion, and at worst they will convince themselves of your flaws before ever deciding to interview you.
It doesn't matter where you fall on the spectrum, as long as your resume catches the recruiter's attention and makes a great first impression in the six seconds they spend reviewing it.
Pull out the most important aspects of your work experience and go into detail about projects you were involved in that show leadership, drive, and determination.
Another strategy is to study job ads or internship announcements that interest you.
A targeted summary of your top qualifications is often more effective than an objective statement, especially if your career goal is undefined.
How can your skills help a company achieve its goals?
"Anything below a 3.0 should not be included on your resume.