Tailoring your Resume

In this session, we went over what should be on someone’s resume and how it should be tailored for every job position. This is the last post regarding the conference that I went to in November. I hope that you learned something from this quick three part blog posts. I would love to know what you thought about this!

resume

So, you found a job description online and as you’re reading it, you’re like that’s perfect for me! You haven’t updated your resume in months and this job like any other requires that you send them your resume. Obviously, you’re going to need to update your resume to fit with the job you’re going to apply to.

So what do you do with the job description?

  1. Print job description
  2. Highlight what they are looking for
  3. See how well it matches up to your resume

If it doesn’t fit well with your current resume then tailor it. Remember the resume is a way of marketing yourself and the skills you have to offer to the job. So once you understand what the job description is asking for tailor your summary about yourself and why you are a good candidate for the job. In bullet form, list your experiences and qualifications that relate to the tasks that you would be doing.

Attending Career Fairs

I have never attended a career fair, but I have heard of them and if you ever get the chance to go to one I would definitely suggest it. What I learned was that when going to a career fair it’s better to have a list of a few you want to get more information about. Pick your top five in advance so that way you know what you are looking for.

Get info. on the jobs that you are interested in. It’s important that you know what the company is about and what they have to offer. Find out if their job description is what you are looking for. This shows the employer that you are interested in their job offering and that you are prepared to work for their company.

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About theandrealuna

I'm Andrea a 20-year-old college student from Northern Virginia (NOVA). 
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