As a new set of graduates gets ready to enter the workforce for the first time,there are a few things that business school majors can do to help them land a job in their field.
Resumewriter August Cohen told U.S. News and World Report that people looking to enter the professional business world, including accountants, web developers and financial advisers, use the situations, tasks, actions and results (STAR) formatting guide for their resume.
Cohen said the system will help job seekers streamline their work and education history.
It’s a good model to use for planning the content to include in your resume, Cohen told the news source. “But when you start writing, you should condense that information and only focus on the highlights.”
A STARs formatted resume also does not need to include an objective, but should emphasize an applicant’s business school background, which Cohen said, should be placed prominently on the document, but never before any relevant work experience.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there were approximately 3.5 million job openings in the U.S. as of March 2012.