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Posted November 14, 2013 by

How to Include Your Extra-Curricular College Activities into the Resume

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Starting in high school, many students begin to load up on extra-curricular activities in order to dazzle college acceptance boards. Often, this leads to carrying on with activities or organizations that become personally important. For some it could be volunteering at a legal aid society, community pantry or other outreach program. For others, activities involving ecological initiatives or political organizations are a good match for their personal interests as well as the career field they find themselves drawn to. While loading up on extra-curriculars can help edge you to the head of the line with admissions boards, many university students struggle over whether or not to include it in their formal resumes. (more…)

Posted July 19, 2013 by

10 Steps to a Better Resume

Salary.com male photoThere is no right or wrong way to write a resume. But competition for jobs is fierce right now. You need to develop a resume that sets you apart from the masses. It can’t be a passive piece of paper. It must be a passionate representation of who you are and why you are the best person for the job.

In today’s competitive job market, it’s important that you help employers see the benefits of hiring you over someone else. Organizations need to know that you will help them attain their corporate objectives. Your resume is the first step in expressing that message to them. Here are some helpful tips to get you started. (more…)