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Congratulations, you did it! It’s an exciting moment in time where you will finally be free from late night study sessions and low paying college jobs. You are ready to set foot in the real world, begin your career. You’re at the end of you last semester or post graduation, you have sent out more resumés than you can count and the “now what” is beginning to creep in. Today’s workforce is competitive, numerous people are applying for the same job. Some of them with more experience, some of them with higher education- the question is, how are you going to land the job? What is going to make this company hire you?  A well executed resumé is your first step in the door. Make sure it’s clean, detailed, and short. Make it leave them wanting to know more. First things first, while it’s easy and quick to shoot off the same generic resumé for each job you apply for, chances are slim it’s going to land you an interview. Take a few extra minutes and get to know the company you are applying with. What are they looking for? What are their core values? How can you help them grow or better themselves? Taylor your resumé to answer these questions while allowing a little bit of your personality to show thru. Stories sell, as do percentages, and statistics- if possible add this in. No job experience is too small- list it all. Gaps in time look shady, so be sure to fill in all the blanks. Use those previous work experiences to show how you built character from it and how you can use that to improve the business of the position you seek. Resumes are about attracting attention (the right kind) so that you get called in for an interview. Once you get to the interview phase, the hiring process switches to being more about personality. It’s a test to see how you will mesh and fit into the work environment (more about that later).  Finally, please please please, check your grammar and spelling. A sure fire way to have your resumé overlooked or thrown away is to have improper grammar and spelling mistakes. You’re educated, you just graduated- show off that hard work.  What tips do you follow when building a resumé? Share your experiences in the comment section below. For more information on the do’s and don’ts of resumé building check this out:

https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/avoid-the-top-10-resume-mistakes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryhannon/2011/08/24/want-an-unbeatable-resume-read-these-tips-from-a-top-recruiter/#3d0337639ca2

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