- Is it okay for a resume to be two pages? Nope, it really shouldn’t be. Find ways to describe your experience more concisely, and if you need help, ask Career Services at your school or even a trusted friend.
- I don’t have a ton of work experience. What should I do? Include what you have done, and focus on the academic experiences and extracurricular activities that show transferrable skills. Did you take coursework in media relations and marketing and graduate with honors in communication? Did you write a thesis that’s relevant to the jobs for which you’re now applying? Were you the captain of the field hockey team, the treasurer of the Spanish club, or an editor of the newspaper? These roles will help potential employers get a sense of who you are and what you have to offer.
- I’ve worked a ton of jobs on QuadJobs, but I don’t know how to represent that on my resume. We suggest that college students list QuadJobs in the space you’d normally list an employer, and describe the various jobs you’ve had through the site in the description underneath.
QUADJOBS.com Fall, 2018-present
Through an online platform that specializes in local jobs for college students, worked 10-40 hours/ month during the academic year (an average of 30 jobs annually). Jobs included babysitting, moving furniture, cleaning, and yard work. Received highest possible performance reviews (4 stars) from employers for professionalism and work ethic, including comments such as “Emily did an amazing job” and “We’d hire her again in a heartbeat.”
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.