Tip 1: Prepare an impressive resume
What kind of resume is the most eye-catching? Do recruiters or hiring managers have any preference for major or internship experience when selecting candidates? What should be included in my resume? How can I stand out?
You probably have lots of questions. In general, a resume should cover at least four areas.
- Ensure all your personal information is correct, with no typos
- Use a specific mailbox for your job application, and avoid using an odd email address, e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Do not include a selfie in your resume, use a professional profile photo instead
- Include all your educational background
- List your graduation date and updated cumulative GPA or results, don’t just put your highest term GPA or best results
- Highlight job-related courses when necessary. For example, for a business student applying for a tech-related job, it’s good to highlight job-related courses or IT skills
Extra-curricular activities and internship experience
- List out activities and internships in chronological order. It is better to have related internship experience, but it is not a MUST
- Detail information including the name of the organization, your job title and the dates you held the role
- Use bullet points to describe your job responsibilities
- List out your language, IT or other skills
- It is better to provide details as supporting evidence
- Remember to highlight strengths and accomplishments (specialized skills and experience, key achievements and contributions in past employment or extra-curricular activities)
Once you know what to cover in the resume, don’t forget it's important to have an "impressive" format. Check everything and avoid grammatical mistakes.
When you apply for an opportunity through an online career portal, your resume will be screened by the hiring team who will assess your experience against the job requirements. The more information you provide that demonstrates how you match the opportunity, the better we can assess your application for the role. However, don’t make it too long.
Last, tailor your resume to fit the requirements of the job you apply for – don’t use the same resume to apply for different jobs.