20 Tips for Entry-Level Resumes That Rock: Part III (written by Career Expert, Pete Leibman)

Here are tips #11-15 for writing the perfect resume:

11. Write correctly. “I” should not appear on your resume at all, nor should you write in full sentences. You must also use the correct tense based on whether the tasks/achievements you include are ongoing or finished.

12. Emphasize your technological/computer skills. Gen Y is known as the Internet generation, and many currently employed professionals are way behind us when it comes to anything related to technology. Your knowledge of social media or blogging or web site development, etc. could be a strong differentiator for you; use this to your advantage by highlighting this in your resume.

13. Describe your previous employers. Include a 1-2 sentence description of each company for which you interned or worked. It can fill up some space and also educate the hiring person in the event they do not recognize an employer’s name.

14. Say something meaningful if you include an objective. Objectives like “Seeking entry-level position where I can use my superior organization and communication skills” are way too vague and look like you are just trying to fill up space on the page. Either leave out the objective altogether or tailor it to each specific position you are applying for.

15. Do not assume that anything is obvious! I used to assume that people knew what it meant that I had been inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. However, a resume writer suggested I clarify my achievement. Which one looks better?!

     BEFORE: Inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society upon graduation from JHU

     AFTER: Awarded Phi Beta Kappa Society Membership, in which only 1% of top college students are recognized nationwide each year.

Tips 16-20 will be posted tomorrow!

-Pete Leibman

College Speaker and President of Idealize Enterprises




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