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Strong College Resume

10 Feb, 2012

Strong College Resume

Advice on how to write a strong college resume. If you have just graduated and have held very few jobs, you need professional help to make your resume stand out.

Do not mimic the recent college graduate with no experience who constructed a three-page resume by using 2-inch margins and a very large font, then centering all the text. That’s not a good idea.

Making the most of a recent graduate’s resume is emphasizing education, skills and achievements.

Are you worried that your lack of experience will operate against you in a tight job market? You may have more experience than you realize if you have taken any sort of leadership role with a college group or local nonprofit. Your teamwork shows up when you volunteer, participate in a sport or club or help to organize an event. Your job skills are on display in every summer or part-time job, even those outside of your chosen field. And your college courses show your knowledge and willingness to learn.

Do not let yourself fall into the trap of thinking a college degree is not enough.

Robin Schlinger

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