Resumes: What They Are / What They’re Not

This summer is all about resumes. Almost every time you apply for a job, you will need to submit a resume. You might need to submit other documents, too, but a resume is usually a must-have for any job application that you complete, making it crucial for students to understand what resumes are.

 

RESUMES ARE:

  • Brief, personalized, and well-formatted overviews of your professional history
  • A way to show your most excellent endeavors
  • Documents that you should know inside and out

 

RESUMES ARE NOT:

  • At all fabricated or exaggerated 
  • Emotional stories on why you should get a job
  • A description of everything you’ve done (you should only include the most important highlights)

 

Remember to never lie on your resume and save personal details or lengthy descriptions for a cover letter. It can be hard deleting things from a resume as you get more experienced, but it’s important to prioritize your most important accomplishments because when you only have one page, it’s crucial to make that space count.

By Alina Minkova
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