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BUILD A RESUME

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first impression: one chance

Your resume may need to make that impression for you.

Resume Checklist

Learn more information about each section of your resume.

Veteran Resumes

Veterans have unique and advanced experiences that must be conveyed on a civilian resume.

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Action Verbs

Switch up a few of those common words and phrases with strong, compelling action verbs.

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Thank You & Cover Letters

Leave a lasting impact with strong thank you and cover letters.

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It's up to you to make sure your resume reflects the standards of your target industry. 


Every company has a standard set of criteria recruiters must use when screening applicants—GPA minimums, proficiency in certain software, etc.—but most recruiters also have their own preferences that help them differentiate between candidates with similar academic and professional experiences. The way you format your resume, how far in the past the experience section goes, and how compelling your summary is are all evaluated subjectively. Preferences can also vary from industry to industry.

WRITE BETTER BULLETS. 

Recruiters spend an average of 10 seconds or less reviewing each resume, which means you only have 10 seconds to win them over. They want to know how you contributed to your previous employers, what specific improvements you made, and other quantifiable information. Maximize your chances of advancing through the screening process with these tips for writing more compelling job summaries.

*BAD*  What tasks you completed: Managed social media accounts
*GOOD*  What you accomplished: Created and managed Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for the company, which resulted in a five percent increase in revenue over three months
*BAD*  Open-ended: Helped managed children at summer camp
*GOOD*  Measurable: Managed over 250 children ages five to fourteen at a week-long day camp
*BAD*  Vague: Communicated with clients and worked to achieve their needs
*GOOD*  Specific: Communicated levels and grades of drainage structures to achieve “excellent” customer satisfaction ratings
*BAD*  Subjective: Experienced verbal communicator
*GOOD*  Objective: Delivered ten Ignite-style presentations to audiences ranging from 10-100 individuals on the topics of ethics in the workplace

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