Resumes For College Grads
You need to find information on resumes for college grads? This is the place to look.
You are about to graduate from college or you have just graduated. You need to find information on resumes for college grads quick so that you can join the job market and buy that new car, right? Let's face it, you have 4 years (at least) of pent-up consumer demand. It's time to join the real world and start spending money.
The problem is that you first need to find a job. Finding good information on resumes for college grads isn't always easy. Sure there is an abundance of resume information on the web and in libraries or bookstores, but you need something tailored to your needs.
Fortunately, you have found the right place. Below is a thorough discussion of resumes for college grads.
Most likely, when you graduate from college, your skill set is somewhat limited. If you participated in a work-study, internship or co-op program, you may have some training, but your qualifications will probably still need some work to generate the interest of today’s savvy employers.
One of the things that makes transitioning from college to work a bit easier is considering how your college activities and classes translate into skills and accomplishments.
You have a great deal to offer, it is just a matter of putting into a context that employers can relate to.
Consider this list and how each one might apply to you:
- communication skills (written and oral)
- team player
- negotiation skills
- leadership abilities
- problem-solving skills
- motivating others
Those are called transferable skills. Why are transferable skills important? If you do not possess a great deal of experience in the field of work you are pursuing, you will need to attract the prospective employer's attention by emphasizing the skills that you DO have which relate to the position you are interested in.
Take some time to make a list of everything you accomplished, awards you received, situations you dealt with, aptitudes you now possess and obstacles you overcame. How can they be transferred into a skill, achievement, responsibility or other job qualification?
Creating your first resume?
If you are creating your first resume, you will need to spend some extra time in gathering some additional information that you will need for your resume. Resumes for college grads include much of the same information as what any other resume would include. There are a few exceptions, such as this…
Your contact information will include your permanent address, phone number, email address and mobile phone, if you have one.
If you are still in school, you will also want to include your current address and phone number. The best way to list these items on your resume is to have your current address on the left and your permanent address on the right (with the associated phone numbers and email addresses).
For the remainder of the resume, it is basically a matter of following a format and including your information in the appropriate places. You may or may not know that resumes are formatted in three basic ways: Chronological, Functional and Combination.
If you click on each of the format types, you will be taken to a page that describes each format in detail as well as showing examples of each. Resumes for college grads are most likely to be formatted using the functional format since there is limited work experience to list on the resume.
There are a lot of additional articles on this site which will be of amazing assistance in preparing your resume. Please read them as you have time.
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. You can always check out the sitemap for additional articles that might pertain to your situation.
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You will have an opportunity to see how one person goes from a blank piece of paper to a professional resume - every step of the way. It is based on the steps listed above, but is more detailed and provides concrete examples of every aspect of the process.
One of the more important benefits is that it will show you how one person's information fits into the three main resume formats - something that no other resume book does. This book will show you exactly how to make a resume - and do it professionally and quickly.
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