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.
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:
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.