May 20, 2019 - 04:22 PM
For example, maybe you're just getting out of school and don’t have a lot of job experience, but that doesn't mean you can’t volunteer at a community event where you learn to design marketing materials, or learn how to provide excellent customer service. If you've received accolades that would be useful to an employer – winning an innovator award in school or making the most sales in one quarter in another job – then that's something to profile to strengthen your resume.
One critical key to any resume – and this was touched on already – is that you must customize it to the employer's needs by not only listing relevant skills, but by showing you understand the company's culture or future plans. For example, maybe the company has publicly stated it wants to use more sustainable practices, and you have experience in those areas either through school, another employer or volunteering. Listing those related activities or skills can strengthen your resume because it shows you’ve made the effort to understand the employer and can use your skills to help the employer be successful.
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