Build an awesome resume
Your resume serves as your first impression to a prospective employer. Before you fire your cover letter off to that potential dream job, use this checklist to make sure you start off on the right foot.
- Contact information – make it easy to read and keep it at the top
- Keep your objective clear, focused and relevant to the specific job you're applying for
- List your GPA if it’s over 3.0
- Include your graduation date, even if you haven't graduated yet
- Still in college? No problem! List any college experience you have
- Include your notable accomplishments, especially those that relate to the job for which you are applying
- Use job titles that describe the work you did, even if they were not your actual job titles
- Industry buzzwords are good, but don't go overboard
- List your most impressive extracurricular activities, but keep it brief
- Do not include personal data or potentially discriminatory data
- Keep your resume to the point, one page is best
- Check and double-check your spelling and grammar
- Use Arial and Times New Roman at 10 or 12 point. Pick one or two and stick with them.
- Use standard margins between 1” and 1.25"
- Keep your lists simple using bullet point
- If delivering a printed resume, choose quality paper
- If you’re emailing your resume, convert the file to a PDF and check the file
Here are a few more great sources to help with your resume and job search:
Campus Career Coach
Wright State University Career Center
Sources used: Monster.com