It’s almost summer time and for some of us that means it’s almost time to graduate and start “real life”. I know about this all too well because I have spent my last few months in this struggle. I am happy to say that I have landed my first full time job that starts promptly after college ends. With that being said here is what I think it took.
A tasteful resume.
A resume is a pretty intimidating thing and if you don’t feel that way then you should. Bottom line is you have one page to encompass the entirety of you. Doing this is a lot of work, and I hate to say it but you should really tailor each resume to each job you want. The best part is that it’s likely that you are going to applying to a bunch of places and only a few will call you back, therefore its likely your hard work will be briefly looked at and thrown out or shredded. This may be discouraging but have a positive attitude think of it this way: a fisherman doesn’t but the bait on the hook just some of the time when trying to catch a big fish, he does it every time. Finally have people review your resume and make sure its subtly stylish. Using times new roman on your resume? You might as well use comic sans. Reading about resume fonts made me think of this great scene in American Psycho: