1) Optimize Your Resume
Your resume is absolutely essential in getting you a great job. The templates that are online and that the Career Center gives you are NO good. Many people feel that the only thing involved with creating a resume is writing your education, experience, clubs, and listing out your responsibilities in each category. These people are far from reality. In essence, they are neglecting their resume because these poorly made resumes don’t even come close to comparing with the well made ones.
Your resume is the piece of document that creates the chance for recruiters to consider you as an employee.
It doesn’t matter how amazing you are at interviewing or how brilliant you are for the job; without a good resume, you won’t be given the chance to interview and show off your amazing abilities. I have reviewed and edited over a thousand resumes, and most resumes are nowhere near their full capacity. In fact, most resumes that I have seen are only about 10-15% to their full capacity.
People fail to recognize that resume building is a craft with a particular goal in mind. A resume is a one-page representation of you that tells the company if you can fit within the company culture and if you can create unique value for the company. That is it, plain and simple. Let me write that again so that it sticks in your mind. Given your GPA and experiences, companies are looking for two things:
- Can you create unique value for the company?
- Can you fit within the company culture?