resume writing for students
We know how hard it can be for a student to write a good resume. Especially, if you
are a freshman who have never worked before. But don’t get upset before you even try! There are many tips and tricks in writing a good student resume. So, let’s get started!
Try to recall all the experiences you have had in your life. Relevant ones, please. You can mention previous work experience if you have one. Tell your prospective employer about the internships and volunteering you have completed in past. We understand that you might think of yourself as an ordinary teenager, but it is really not so. People tend to forget about their victories and achievements and take them as something basic or for granted. However, you should not be humble when applying for a job as a student. Try to recall everything! Go and ask your parents and friends. They are so proud of you, so maybe they remember more of your achievements than you do.
If you are in the university right now, use career related services that your school offers. First of all, you are paying a big amount of money for your tuition and fees. All these little services that your university offers are included in the price of your tuition. Don’t hesitate, don’t be shy, just go ahead and use this opportunity! University career counseling services has dealt with thousands of students. People who work there are experienced and professional, they may even be ex-HRs! Trust them and seek for some advice from them. Bring your resume and go over it with a trained specialist. A perk is that such on-campus services are usually free and easy to access. Also, the people who work in career services has helped a whole lot of students and had been through various situations. Sometimes, the students whose chance of being hired was close to zero, got a job because their application was reviewed, proofread and revised many times.
Here are some important and concise tips to make your resume look best. Indicate only the information that is relevant to the desired job opening and will add value to your application or will be of interest to future employers. Do not mention hobbies or interests that may cause awkward questions. Provide the most important information on the first page. Add a short personal profile with information about yourself. Use markers and numbered lists to make your resume structured and understandable to recruiters. Always choose the chronological structure of the resume to prevent confusing the HR team. Formulate your resume succinctly and convincingly. Provide important information in a concise form. Remember that a good resume does not mean getting a job. So even if you fail to deliver a good resume, you might still have a chance to get hired in case your job interview goes seamless.
To wrap up everything that has been said before, we want to say that there are many people and services around you that can help to improve your resume. Ask other people for help and do research on the Internet. Some things might sound obvious, but so many people fail to do them! Don’t be like that. Believe in yourself and believe in your competencies. Good luck with your job application! Don’t forget to follow our blog to learn more tips on writing a resume and applying for a job!