Resume Refresher!

Now that it’s officially the fall semester and students are applying, interviewing, and getting hired, it’s important to update your resume! Remember, there are a few tips for success:

  • Update your resume frequently! 
    • As soon as you start a new role or position (whether it be for a club or a job!), you can add that experience to your resume. Make sure to use powerful, action-based, and result-focused words to really leave your mark!
  • Focus on your passions.
    • Your resume will, oftentimes, be the starting point of conversation with interviewers and employers. It’s important to be able to have meaningful conversations and expand on your resume points.
  • Know your resume!
    • Always bring several copies of your resume to any interview to reference, but also make sure that you can easily pivot off any question asked of you regarding your resume.
  • Add those skills.
    • If you know different languages, put those on your resume. If you are a  computer wizard and know how to code, put that down on your resume. Even if you don’t think those skills are applicable to your job (use your best judgment with what skills would be universally attractive in the eyes of employers), you never know. There are global and technological aspects of almost every job nowadays and someone could look at your resume and choose you over someone who doesn’t have said skill.
  • Get to the point.
    • Although you’re all high-achieving Falcons, most employers will see a two or three-page resume as excessive and may not even look through it. For now, keep your professional experiences to a limit of one page, even if that means picking and choosing the absolute best opportunities you’ve had. 
  • Try to tailor it for the job!
    • If you have to be selective with your experiences, don’t worry! You can always make multiple versions of your resume! For example, if you’re interested in opportunities within finance and have extra finance-related clubs or organizations that you kept off your resume to save space, re-prioritize and add those in while taking off less relevant experience. 
By Alina Minkova
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