With resume development, there are three stages of resume development:
There are hundreds of synonyms for the word “work.” There are also synonyms for words like “organize” and “coordinate.” Finds words that best describe what you did. Consider a picture where the focus is just a little off – it’s really annoying right? That’s what vague, ambiguous words (and buzzwords) do.
Telling me you tutored students versus telling me you tutored 15 kids twice a week for 3 hours each time feel like completely different activities, even if you knew they were the same experiences. Remember, no one knows what you did as well as you did, so it’s up to you to quantify and qualify what you did.
Always send your resume as a PDF. Double check spelling, especially for your name and email. And remember, why resumes are an important document in the job/internship search, it’s only one part of the equation.
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