You probably didn’t have a resume before you started college. You may not even have one now. Despite hearing constant talking about the importance of a resume and how to make a “strong” one, you continuously put off making your own, thinking you don’t need one. Well, you do need one and you need to keep it updated frequently.
Before college, you had very little, if anything at all, to put on a resume. A job at McDonald’s isn’t much to brag about and you sure didn’t need a resume to get that job either. You have moved up now though and it is time to be serious with your job search. In order to get serious, you have to have a working resume. A resume for a college student is very simple – it usually just lists your name, your contact information, what you are doing in college and any work experience you may have. Something I didn’t mention and you probably didn’t think of is college involvement.
College involvement can pad your resume to be the one-page length that employers like to see. Even if you list organizations you are a member of or hold positions in, and they have no relevance to a job you are applying for, it still shows commitment and pads that resume space. You don’t want to leave that kind of stuff there long term after graduation, since you will need room for internships and other related work going towards your career goals. But for a college student just starting out, this will be just what you need to have a great resume. Find useful help on students Q&A platform that is provided by the StudyFAQ.
Your involvement in those organizations and other groups on campus changes though – and so should your resume. Keep it up to date you get new jobs and leave old ones. It is a lot easier to do it when it happens than to try to do it all senior year, right before graduation, when you have to have it done. Keep that resume updated and you’ll be a lot happier and a lot more likely to be employed down the road!
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