5 Resume Tips from Real Adults

Back and at 'em, folks. Totally random, but when I was titling the post, I had to laugh because they are tips from "real" adul...

Back and at 'em, folks. Totally random, but when I was titling the post, I had to laugh because they are tips from "real" adults... I mean, like, as opposed to the fake ones...?? Anyway, moving on from my sick post naming skills, I have some tips for you!

Well, actually, not from me, but from some [very real] adults who've done this whole career/job/interview/application thing lots of times. Most of the tips are from a talk I went to at my school specifically about resume tips, and a few are from some of the people I interned for/know in my city's entrepreneurial network.

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1. Provide evidence for your claims
So you are great at customer service? Prove it to them. Show them awards you've earned, things you've done, etc. that prove you are just fabulous at customer service. On a side note, this should help you from "stretching the truth" or straight-up lying. Because obviously lying's not good. Hopefully that's obvious.

2. Show your soft skills
You may be the most amazing, epic graphic designer, but if you can't work well with other people, you've got a problem, hun. (If you aren't sure what soft skills are, this article should help.) Showcase your people skills, your communication skills, and provide proof of these soft skills.

3. Be concise
Do you want to know the saddest statistic? Job recruiters spend, on average, 6.25 seconds reading each resume. SIX POINT FREAKING TWO FIVE SECONDS, people. (Source) Keep it clean, keep it clear, keep it concise. No long sentences (hello, bullet points), no crazy colors and weird formatting. (Side note- most employers will print out resumes in black and white, so that yellow font may not be the best idea.)

4. Have experience experience experience.
You can have all the mad skills in the world, but without experience, you have no way to prove it. One thing to keep in mind is that often employers are willing to work with you on figuring out a schedule, especially in unpaid internships. You might be surprised how flexible they can be.

5. Use LinkedIn
This professional social platform is a great way to showcase examples of you work and give more details than what you can fit on a resume. It's a great way to start to build a professional network, as well.

What do you guys think? Do you agree/disagree with these tips? Because honestly, let's not agree on everything. It makes life so much more interesting.

Keep being epic,
Sophia

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