PR Account Executive and Internship Supervisor
Here are a few of my top tips for making sure you're resume is ready to be distributed to employers. Of course this doesn't cover all of it, but if you can check off each of these requirements you're not in bad shape.
Content: - Join a professional association. There are some that are not too expensive and show your employer that you’re involved and interested in the industry. - Volunteer (even virtually) with an organization that may be relevant to your future job. Listing this on your resume shows your philanthropic side, and if you don’t feel you have enough job experience, volunteer work can be beneficial in filling in the blanks.
Visuals: - Make absolutely sure that it’s 1 page in length! Anything above that as a recent college graduate is a bad idea and completely unnecessary. - Consistent font and spacing is crucial. If some lines are Times New Roman while some are Arial and there are random indents all over, it’s going to look sloppy and rushed. - Make sure your resume layout is sleek and simple. You don’t want it cluttered or for it to look like you’re trying to fit too much on the page. - Try a unique design -- Canva.com has some really fun templates you can just fill in that will make your resume stand out.
I hope this is helpful. My final tip would be to share your resume with friends and family you trust to give you honest feedback.