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HOW TO BUILD YOUR RESUME

Career Services is available to all students from all majors, at any time during their WVU Tech experience. Early visits to Career Services can help you maximize your time at WVU Tech.

Get Involved on Campus in Clubs/Athletics

Potential employers and graduate programs look favorable on involvement in college outside of the classroom. Interpersonal, leadership and team work skills can be developed through:

·       Participation in the Student Government Association

·       Serving as an Orientation Leader or Resident Assistant

·       Participation in an on campus club or organization

·       Assisting faculty with research and projects

·       On-campus work

·       Becoming a tutor

·       Participating in community service

·       Becoming a member of an athletic team or intramural sports club

Build a Career Network and Encourage Attendance of Career Events

Good networking skills are critical to finding job. Access the networking opportunities offered through WVU Tech. These include attending company information sessions offered on campus, career fairs and other events sponsored by their academic program or Career Services.

Engage in meaningful work experiences

Internships, co-ops and summer jobs help build relevant work experience can be critical to finding employment in today’s job market.

Volunteer

Build leadership, teamwork and other important life skills that will assist you in developing career direction and citizenship.

It's up to you to make sure your resume reflects the standards of your target industry.

Every company has a standard set of criteria recruiters must use when screening applicants. This includes GPA minimums, proficiency in certain software, degree programs, or demonstration of leadership/team work skills. Keep in mind, most recruiters will have their own preferences that help them differentiate between candidates with similar academic and professional experiences. The way you format your resume, how far in the past the experience section goes, and how compelling your summary is are all evaluated subjectively. Preferences can also vary from industry to industry.

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