How to Build Out Your Resume
As a college student, you may find that your resume is lacking the experience you want to convey to a future employer. Here are some tips on how to build- out your resume with experiences, making connections, and volunteerism.
Get involved on campus
Potential employers and graduate programs look favorably on involvement in college outside of the classroom. Participate in the SGA. Serve as an Orientation Leader or Resident Assistant. Become a tutor. Assist faculty with research and projects. Participate in community service.
Build a career network
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 academic programs or Career Services.
Establish work experiences
Internships, co-ops and summer jobs help build relevant work experience that can be critical to finding employment in today’s job market.
Build leadership, teamwork and other important life skills that will assist you in developing career direction and citizenship by volunteering. Career Services can connect you with nonprofit organizations who need help or you can come out to the many opportunities for community service offered through Service and Learning.
Resources and Samples
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Recruiters spend an average of 10 seconds or less reviewing each resume, meaning you
only have 10 seconds to win them over. They want to know
how you contributed
to your previous employers,
what specific improvements you made, and other
Tips to Writing Better Bullets
- Instead of listing what tasks you completed: Managed social media accounts
- List what you accomplished: Created and managed Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for the company which resulted in a five percent increase in revenue over three months
- Instead of being open-ended: Helped manage children at a summer camp
- Be specific: Managed over 250 children, ages five to fourteen, at a week-long day camp.
- Instead of being vague: Communicated with clients and worked to achieve their needs
- Provide specific examples: Communicated levels and grades of drainage structures to achieve "excellent" customer satisfaction ratings
- Instead of being subjective: Experienced verbal communicator
- List items objectively: Delivered ten Ignite-style presentations to audiences ranging from 10-100 individuals on the topics of ethics in the workplace.