Our Career Success Center’s new Career Advisor, Kellie Wujek, is a resume expert. She has shared some basic tips on achieving resume success:
Q: How should recent college graduates organize their resumes?
K: For college students and recent grads, education should always go towards the top, and under your name and contact information. It should remain there until you’ve gained a couple of years of experience in your field.
Q: How can I add personality to my resume?
K: That’s a tough one. It’s better to focus on customizing your resume for the job in which you’re applying. Save your personality for the interview.
Q: What are some tools to help me create my resume?
K: Your Career Success Department and YouTube. Avoid paying “resume builders”.
Q: What are your top 3 do’s and don’ts of resume writing?
K: You will get better results with quality over quantity. Take the time to customize your resume. Use keywords from the job posting.
Q: How do I tailor my resume to the job in which I’m applying?
K: In your profile summary, and by using keywords in the entire document.
Q: Can I add non-job related experiences and achievements to my resume? Where?
K: Volunteer and clubs/cocurricular activities can often fit under “Leadership Experience”.
Q: What are some formatting tips to help me make sure my resume works well with resume review scanners?
K: Avoid odd fonts and the use of italics.
For more resume or job search help, or to make an individual appointment to discuss your resume further, stop into the Career Success Center in N204 in the Tower Hall and meet with one of the advisors.