Whether you are in your first year of college or bopping your way through your senior year crossing your fingers you’ll find a job, NOW is the time to step up your resume game. Resumes are a crucial part in landing a job. They are only looked at for 15-30 seconds and can make or break your chance to move to the next round.
I was part of a business fraternity a couple of years in college and I learned so much valuable information about resumes during my time in the club. The biggest tip I took away was to stay clear of template resumes you find on Word or online. Create your own unique resume because that will show you put time and effort into the creation of your resume rather than Googling a quick resume creator. Remember to keep your resume sleek and clear. Use consistent fonts and stick to black font on resume paper. Everything should be around a 12 point font, besides your name in the heading, which should be a little larger to stand out.
Another tip is to try your best to keep your resume under one page. Only use information from the past couple of years and cater your experiences to the job you are applying for. I once learned it is a great idea to have a master resume that is multiple pages so you can copy and paste relevant experiences onto a single page resume for the job you are applying to. Once you are a junior in college, stay away from including experiences on you resume from high school. Companies want to see you’ve done something substaintial since your high school days. Below is an example resume you can reference:
Let me know if this helped you out! Good luck with your job/internship search!