Category Archives: Resume Writing

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Resume Phrases – Admissions Office Worker

Here are a handful of resume phrases that college students or recent grads with Admission Office experience may find useful:

  • Represented university to campus visitors, including prospective students, parents, alumni and community members
  • Answered questions about ____ College and local community
  • Wrote original content for Admissions Blog, read by prospective students and parents
  • Helped set up for special visit days and Admissions events

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Questions Answered: What address should I use on my resume?

Question: I go to school in a different state than I live.  I am applying for internships in both my home state and where my school is. What address should I use on my resume? – Angela, California AND New Hampshire Answer: Great question, Angela. You can actually include BOTH addresses on the resume in the header of your document. […]

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The Top of Your Resume: Objective or Professional Profile?

Guest Author: Jeffrey Metzger Website: http://www.yourresumeconsultant.com I’ll preface by acknowledging that there are as many opinions about this subject as there are resumes in circulation. You will always need to do what’s best for you in your job search. That said, my opinion and that of many career professionals is that an objective on a resume is an outdated and […]

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7 Resume Tips for New Grads – Prove You’re A Great Hire!

Guest Author: Global resume authority Jessica Hernandez of http://www.greatresumesfast.com is a former HR Manager who partners with professional- and executive-level candidates to create authentic, branded resumes and cover letters.
Website: http://www.greatresumesfast.com

Millions of college students throughout the country recently threw their caps up into the air and are now ready to make a fresh start in the workforce. If you’re a recent college grad, you’re probably excited about your prospects—and you should be!

While it’s no secret that you are entering a tough industry—with fresh ideas and a spirited attitude—you are undoubtedly a great candidate. You just have to prove it by writing a quality resume. Here are tips to get started:

Brand Yourself

As a relatively new candidate seeking employment in the workforce, it’s important that you brand yourself as a top candidate in your field. A good approach is to add a branding statement to your resume that identifies your professional title and offers a few sentences highlighting your accomplishments. It summarizes how valuable you are and entices the hiring manager to learn more about you.

Target Specific Companies

The next step toward creating an amazing resume is tailoring it to the company you are applying with. This requires that you carefully review each job you’re writing a resume for and add skills and accomplishments that tell the employer you are qualified based on your history.

Include All Relevant Experience

As a person who has just graduated, it’s possible that you don’t have a great deal of professional experience. But you still want to list all skills and experiences that are relevant to each job you want, even if it means including clubs, volunteer experience, and coursework.
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