Believe it or not, learning how to write a resume will actually come in handy more than the one you landed yourself in huge student debt for (a.k.a. your degree). Your resume sums up all of your hard, all-nighter-pulling, stress-inducing work in a few bullet points that will land you a new source of hard work and stress—but this time, paid work and stress!
What should go into your objective statement? Should you include your Greek life experience? No one will send me to jail for fraud for padding my resume just a little. Or will they? Get your questions answered before you send out your own instant rejection letter.
Your resume should include your name and contact info, your education, your work experience, your skills and all those organizations you joined for free pizza but stayed in because you fell in love with their mission. Leave out your life story and please weed out those typos.
Also think about the industry you’re trying to break into when you write your resume. Creative industries like anything design-related will want to see pops of color and plenty of portfolio links. English majors obviously know how to write, but will need to learn to write a resume that will save them from the barista fate everyone predicts for them. But as an aspiring CPA, big companies like Deloitte will want you to get down to business and break down your business experience.
But anyone could use some help with vocab, right? Verbs can put you on the verge of the “no” pile or vault you into the “yes” pile.
From resume guides for specific majors to the major resume killers, our guides will help you craft a resume that employers will want to hang on the break room fridge like proud moms.