- Research the job, the company, the industry. What skills are valued? What are they looking for in this hire?
- Tailor your resume accordingly. Include details that show you’d make a great hire for the specific position.
- Use a professional format with a simple, modern style. It will make a better impression, and you don’t know if the potential employer will open your resume on her phone or computer. Not sure where to find a good template? Check in with Career Services.
- Triple-check for typos and misspellings.
- Hyperlink to your portfolio or LinkedIn profile instead of including that information elsewhere. It’s an easy way to conserve space, and it makes it easier for the potential employer to scan on the go.
- Include keywords from the original job posting. You know, within reason—but it’s smart to address some of the key skills and experiences the employer is looking for by including in your resume. In general, use the job posting as a key tool in shaping your resume.
- Feeling a little light on experience? Consider including an objective at the top of your resume. This can help explain why you’re deciding to look for a job in a new industry or why you’re applying for the job. It may help you make a stronger case for yourself than just your experience does on its own.
- Supplement with a great cover letter. More on that coming soon!
QuadJobs is an online platform connecting college and graduate students to local jobs. From Saturday night babysitting to moving a couch to helping a local business during a busy time, students find flexible jobs that fit into whatever free time they have. By streamlining the employment connection between campus and community, QuadJobs unlocks jobs particularly well-suited for students’ busy, often changing schedules. The platform tracks every job a student takes and gathers performance reviews. Small jobs matter—they help a student network, earn income, and build a track record of work experience. Local employers can hire with efficiency and confidence.