How to Make the Most of Your Student Resume

As a student, it can be hard to find a job that will give you professional job skills that will help pad your resume once you graduate. If you are like most graduates, chances are high that you worked a part-time job in retail, the food industry, or even an on-campus job because they were flexible with scheduling.

Entering the more traditional work force can seem a bit daunting, especially if you think your resume might not be as good as your prospective competition. If you managed to get into your school’s co-op program, got a few stellar internships under your belt, or managed to snag a fantastic summer job working in your field of choice, chances are, you are probably in the same entry-level job boat as many other students.

What to Write on my Resume:

However, since you are still a student, there are a lot of ways to help you land that awesome internship or co-op job that will really make a statement on your resume. Be better prepared with these tips and for more, check out a great post from the BrazenCareerist.

  1. Be honest with yourself when applying for jobs. It might be common to embellish your skillset but remember that anything you put on there could potentially be asked in your interview or you will be put to the test. If you can’t do it, then don’t write it.
  2. Know how your skills will contribute to the job or the company you want to work for. This is key.
  3. Practice your interview skills. Don’t be embarrassed. This can help you immensely, especially when you have to answer questions like, “What’s your biggest weakness?”
  4. Do Your Research. Also, do your research. If you can’t explain why you are applying for this job, then you won’t be making the best impression.
  5. Ask questions! This might be that summer internship that you have always wanted but be sure to take the time and ask what the job you are applying for actually entails. You may be surprised.

Don’t forget to check out SproutHire Job Board for exciting new opportunities!

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