College students applying for their first job need to know how to create a strong resume with even stronger wording. Use ResumeHelp’s college student resume examples as a guide to write your own.
As a college student, whether you’re brand-new in postsecondary education or about to graduate, it’s not out of the question that you may end up applying for a job. Many college students apply for jobs either to cover certain components of student debt or even just to have extra spending money. Regardless of why you’re applying for a job, that job experience can serve you well in the future. Here’s how to write an effective and convincing entry-level college student resume.
It’s always a good idea to add a cover letter to your job application. A cover letter gives you a chance to talk more about your experience and indicate exactly why you’ll be such a good fit with a specific company. You should never consider your application complete until you write a cover letter. Use the ResumeHelp Cover Letter Builder to create yours, especially if you don’t have much experience with writing them.
Most college students don’t have a lot of experience and you might even be applying for your first job. This isn’t necessarily a problem as long as you know how to create professional experience out of your life experience. You can list part-time jobs, including summer jobs, extracurricular activities and relevant coursework in your work experience section, all of which can prove that you have a strong work ethic and are going to be a great employee.
Every time you apply for a new job, it’s a good idea to change your resume slightly. This ensures that you’re reflecting the precise desires that a hiring manager has for this specific position. Read through the job description and find the resume keywords, which are specific traits and job duties that the hiring manager has listed in the job application, then include those keywords in your resume.
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