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Writing a Resume as a College Student

Writing a resume can be a difficult task for many college students. Questions might arise like, “What should I include”, or “What do employers want to see?”It can be confusing and stressful at times but here’s a few basic tips to draft the best resume possible!

  1. Focus on education: Emphasize your academic history! Include things like the name of your school, degree, and achievements that you feel are relevant to that job.

  2. Include relevant jobs: Think about the skills and experiences required for the job you want. List any jobs that helped you develop certain skills required for the job you’re applying to or are interested in. For example, you might include your job as a former cashier and how it helped you develop customer service or leadership skills!

  3. Include extra curricular activities: Since you more than likely have limited work experience, it is important to emphasize other activities you are involved in.  Some things you might want to include are Greek life, Student Government Association, sports teams and clubs, things like that!

  4. Edit, Edit, Edit: it is important to continuously work on your resume, keep perfecting it. Proofread your resume carefully before submitting it!

  5. Use a resume example: use a resume example or template to guide your own writing. A resume example can help you decide what content to include! 

 It can be difficult drafting a resume especially if it's your first time. These are some helpful tips to get you headed in the right direction. It is also important to remember the resume isn't necessarily a place to brag about all you have done. It's important to include what you can bring to the company and how you can help them improve!