Aug 22, 2018 - 10:54 PM
Employers are seeing increasing numbers of applicants from untraditional degree programs, including online institutions. To find the best employees they can, hiring managers look more at the courses you have taken as much as—or more than, in some cases—where you earned your degree. They also consider extra-curricular activities and volunteer opportunities. You need a powerful resume that showcases your most important and relevant skills and experiences in a format that busy managers can quickly skim. Include bullet points, action verbs, and avoid graphics and hard-to-read fonts.
Instead of taking a shotgun approach and throwing your resume toward every open position that sounds vaguely related to your career goals, begin your job search by examining your current skill sets then look for jobs that require those skills. As job titles are always changing, this approach can open up jobs that you did not know required your skills. Be sure to customize your resume for each application. This can give you a competitive edge.