So you’re not long out of college, you’re looking for a job, and you’re worried that you don’t have enough work experience. You’re definitely not alone. But you can make a few key updates on your resume to do something about it. Here at Bright we’ve reviewed the academic literature (remember that stuff?) to find out what recruiters look for in your resumes, and what they think when they find it. The quick version:
- Highlight your GPA and academic achievements
- Highlight your extracurricular activities
- Add a few succinct competency statements that highlight attributes you want to promote (like your communication skills, motivation, or energy)
- Make your resume visually attractive
Want more details? Of course you do, teacher’s pets! Read the full literature review and detailed tips at the Bright blog.