The economy has been experiencing strain for some time, resulting in layoffs for some and uncertainty for young people entering the workforce. With so many people in transition and looking to start another career, is it possible for a new graduate to stand out above those with more experience?
A teacher recently told me, “There’s always room for the best.” If you have the motivation and are successful in turning your passion into action, you won’t be let down. The challenge is to communicate that passion in the ten seconds an employer will glance at your resume.
We all know the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover,” but when looking at resumes, this is exactly what employers are doing. They look at it as a sample of your work, so use formatting that reflects you and industry specific wording that does justice to the experience you have.
Make sure you are familiar with their vision and how you can actively help them pursue it.
If your resume does its job, you should look forward to getting an interview.
Jacqueline Hansen is a student ambassador at Seneca College.