Aug 17, 2018 - 02:39 PM
• Keep track of part-time jobs
• List volunteer work
• Network in your career field
• Maintain a list of connections (friends, family, former employers)
• Foster mentor relationships with professors
• Use the campus job placement center services
The most difficult part of creating a stand-out resume fresh out of college is identifying your strongest skills and choosing a format that showcases your strengths. Reviewing examples of resumes for new college graduates can give you some ideas of what a good recent graduate resume should look like. It's important to include both hard (technical) skills and soft (people) skills on your resume.
Some hard skills you may want to include are project management, research, fundraising, budgeting, and being bilingual. You'll also want to include any job-specific hard skills you might have. Many employers feel applicants lack soft skills, so make sure to include these skills employers value in any candidate: oral and written communication, organization, teamwork, critical thinking, and punctuality.
The key to a creating a winning resume is to personalization. Personalization means tailoring your resume to fit the requirements of each job for which you apply. Focus on what makes you a good candidate for the position in questions and ditch the one-size-fits-all resume approach.