3 Tips to Refresh Your Resume

Did you know that employees spend an average of 15 seconds looking at a resume? Well, it’s true so you better make those 15 seconds worth it. If you browse www.careersdonewrite you can find endless advice on how to upgrade your resume. Here are 3 particularly interesting pieces of advice to nail your resume and catch any employer’s attention.

  1. List Your Study Abroad University

Education is one of the most important parts of a resume, it shows where you spent the past four years learning about your study. Nowadays most students spend a semester of their college career studying abroad in a foreign country. While this may just seem like opportunities to travel and have fun, it is actually seen as an advantage from an academic standpoint. Seeking education in a foreign university differentiate your resume from others, especially if it is an uncommon location such as Southeast Asia or Northern Africa. If you did particularly well while abroad, it’s recommended to add the GPA you earned! Oh, and for those who completed an internship abroad, be sure to list that as well!

  1. Add Relevant Coursework

By the time you have reached junior year, you have taken a handful of classes that pertain to your major. Sometimes employers will not review your transcript so it’s a good idea to add the title of these courses to your resume. Be sure that the ones you list are relevant to your major or jobs you are applying for, and be sure to only pick a few, you don’t want to overwhelm the employer! Organize them with the most advanced classes first and be sure to mention if they were honors! This will give the employer added insight to your studies and skills you have gained throughout the years.

  1. Tailor Your Resume

No two potential internships or full-time jobs are the same, so neither should be the resume you submit for each! Although this may take a bit more time out of your day, you will reap the benefits in the end. This tip is praised on websites such as vault.com and careersdonewrite.com as one of the best ways to enhance your resume. The easiest way to do this is by checking out the qualifications and responsibilities of the job and adding those keywords into your resume to align yourself as their most desired candidate. This can be done through your relevant coursework or experience section. Ensuring that your resume reflects the needs of the particular job will catch any employer’s attention!

By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani