Spring Break to do list: work on your résumé!

Get the most out of your spring break by working on your résumé, or creating one if you don’t have one. Your  résumé is the first thing that an employer will see of you, so be sure to make a good first impression!

Take a look at this  résumé :

resumebad

Jane Mica's resume, first draft

Not very interesting, is it? Would you call this person back?

Below are some edits:

 

Jane Mica's resume, with edits

Jane Mica's resume, with edits

There are some issues here. First of all, the order of the  résumé is important. Generally speaking, education should be first. You are working hard for your degree—put it front and center! Secondly, be really conscientious of spelling, grammar, and clarity. Choose your words wisely, and be consistent with how you phrase and lay out your  résumé . Last but not least, put a little effort into the design. You are at MICA because you are a creative individual. Make sure that potential employers see that. You don’t need to be over the top, but spice it up a little…

like…this:

 

Jane Mica's resume, revised

Jane Mica's resume, revised


Need more assistance? The Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development will hold Résumé and Portfolio Review Sessions:

March 21 – March 25, 12:00pm – 1:00pm & 3:00pm-4:00pm

March 28th & March 29th, 11:00am-1:00pm & 3pm-5pm

Stop by Gateway 200 (Career Development Office)  during these  drop-in times for a 15 minute review. No appointment is necessary, first come first served. Please come prepared with a printed copy of your resume and/or portfolio.

 

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