One of the many services offered by the CACD is a free resume critique. To better prepare for my job search I attended a critique. I thought my resume didn’t need much critiquing, but I was wrong! The career counselor gave me very valuable insight about my resume. She gave me the following tips:
-Keep your resume in the proper tense.
-Use power words
-Use a design that sells
-Sell the benefits of your skills
-Prioritize your content
While some of these tips may seem obvious, mistakes are easily made when building a resume. My previous resume was too wordy, so I used bullet points to highlight my accomplishments. I also omitted the WSU logo, changed my font and separated my internship experience from my work experience.
I encourage all students to attend a resume critique before graduation. With the poor economy and difficult job market, a good resume gives you a competitive edge over other job applicants.
To have your resume critiqued, come to Lighty 180 between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM or call (509) 335-6000 to set up an appointment.
*Click to see a PDF copy of my resume. Bess Resume