•  

    Place Holder Banner

BASICS you MUST Include in a College Resume


Resume writing doesn’t have to be a scary proposition if you keep in mind the following FIVE key areas you must include in the resume.

1. NAME and CONTACT – I cannot stress enough how important it is to check and double check that the resume contact information is current and correct.

2. OBJECTIVE – A simple objective statement sets the tone for the rest of your resume and focuses the readers attention on your goal. Read this complete article on writing resume objective statements here.

3. EDUCATION and SPECIAL TRAINING – List the most recent or highest achievements first and work backwards in time for a chronological resume. Stick to relevant training and education!

4. EXPERIENCE– What have you done? Include volunteer work, class projects, campus involvement, community service or working in a family business. Your goal here is to set yourself apart from all the other candidates who are applying for the same job. You are looking for anything that will give you the advantage.

5. SPECIAL SKILLS – Include language skills or advanced computer/technical skills.

Once you have a good resume, take it to your college career center staff who will give you advice as to how you can improve it. They can also help you with job interview preparation if that is the next step in your job search strategy.

If you can’t make it to your career center, please email it to thehbcucareercenter@yahoo.com for a free critique.

This entry was posted in Resume Writing. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.

  • FEATURED EMPLOYER

    If you would like your company to be showcased as a Featured Employer on our site, let us know by contacting thehbcucareercenter@yahoo.com:

    • Our mission at The HBCU Career Center is to be an advocate for America's diverse and often underrepresented students and alumni seeking career and professional success.
    • If you share our vision for diverse, inclusive workplaces and would like to connect with the diverse talent from America’s 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, then consider becoming a Featured Employer on our site.
    • Become a Featured Employer by consistently sharing jobs and internships on our niche job board or by sharing your expert career advice for our readers on our blog.