how to write a college student resume

How to Write a College Resume: A Guide for Recent Grads

College resumes differ from traditional resumes in that they lean heavily upon coursework, internships, and other college-level achievements to demonstrate a candidate’s value. In this article we’ve provided suggestions for what to include on your college resume, resume writing tips, and advice from our community of recruiters, hiring managers, and job coaches. 

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400+ Resume Action Words (Plus 100 Power Verbs Recruiters Love to See)

Do you want to sharpen up the language on your resume so it leaves a lasting impression? Resume action words are the powerful verbs that propel sentences forward by clearly communicating your skills and experience. They enhance the readability of your resume and spice up the language so recruiters and hiring managers stay locked in […]

What's the difference between resume vs CV?

Know the Differences Between a Resume and CV

A resume is a short document of career highlights customized for each new job application. A CV is a long, in-depth breakdown of all your work, education, achievements, and projects within a specific field.  The difference is demonstrated by the word origins: The French résumé can be translated as “summary” while the Latin curriculum vitae […]

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Here’s Why You Should Not Include a Picture on Your Resume in 2020

In 2020, our communications—even corporate communications—are highly visual. We commonly speak in memes, GIFs, and emojis, so attaching a picture to your resume may seem like a good idea. But not so fast… There are several reasons why a picture on your resume could hurt your candidacy and, in most cases, no real benefits of […]

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12 Impactful LinkedIn Headline Examples from Real People

Your LinkedIn headline is one of the most visible sections of your LinkedIn profile. Not only does it stretch across the top of your profile page, it also introduces you on newsfeed posts, the “People You May Know” section, and LinkedIn job applications. Whether it’s being viewed by your business contacts or a recruiter, your […]

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Resume Branding Statements: Adjectives or Accomplishments?

A professional brand is the representation of your unique value proposition in the workplace. It’s comprised of your articulated passions, professional style, perceived strengths and predictable results. Each of us has a professional brand, whether whether or not we’ve carefully crafted our public reputation. Our brand is how our network, leaders, and co-workers describe us […]

Fortune 500 ATS market share 2019

99% of Fortune 500 Companies use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) are software used by companies to assist with human resources, recruitment, and hiring needs. There are hundreds of ATS companies on the market and are primarily used to help collect and organize large volumes of applicants. From large corporations such as Starbucks, Nike, and U.S. Bank using established player Taleo, to […]

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Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills (and How to Use Them on Your Resume)

There are two types of skills used in resumes: hard skills and soft skills. When used correctly, they work together to form a powerhouse resume that provides the hiring manager a glimpse into the job seeker. What are Hard Skills? Hard skills are taught skills. They are quantifiable and are often learned in school, through certifications, […]