At the end of the day, employers will not be looking just at your GPA. They’ll be looking for well-rounded individuals that can exhibit qualities that will be beneficial to their company. Below are just a few tips on how to improve your resume to get that dream job upon graduation:
- Join a club/organization…and hold a leadership position. One of the best ways to build upon your resume is to join a club or other organization. Even better yet, hold a leadership position. By doing so, you can demonstrate that you can work as a team member and can lead teams. These contributions to a club or other organization can be indicative of great qualities such as an individual who is a planner and is very organized.
- Part-time job. It’s hard to believe that some individuals, when graduating from a University, have no real-world work experience. Having a part-time job while in school demonstrates work-ethic, commitment, organization, and an ability to work in teams. You’ve been there and have a proven track record, even if your part-time job falls outside of your field of study.
- Internships/Externships. Take advantage of internship and externship opportunities to gain experience in the field of work you’re studying! By doing so, you’ll have an advantage over many of your peers, already having experience in your field and it will show by the attention you receive from potential employers. You’ve been there with a proven track record, allowing you to contribute immediately to the success of your future employer.
Contributors: Jonathan Marsh from Home Helpers of Bradenton