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How can I do an excellent summary for my cv if I am a college student?

I am a second-year student of Systems Engineering. I love technology and learning new things related to my field. Currently, I am looking for a job related to technology, but I don't have enough work experience; I want to let know to the recruiters with my summary that I am open to learning, give my best to perform an excellent job, and look for extra studies to be the perfect candidate.
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Francisco’s Answer

Hi Maria!

It is not uncommon to have very little experience in your sophomore year. Many students struggle with this same thing. The key is to do not neglect any type of experience as experience. Sometimes students don't put retail jobs or other part-time jobs because they aren't related to their career, but often those jobs add a work ethic and soft skills that are key in technical jobs.

In terms of your summary, think of it more as your objective. Make a clear statement of what you are seeking a.k.a looking to gain experience and show your potential in the field of technology. Highlight your skills and make sure your resume reflects extracurricular activities you might be involved it. Clubs, student organizations, volunteering, all of that is stuff recruiters look for.

Overall, let your resume speak for itself and also be prepared to talk about it without doubting due to your inexperience. At the same time, acknowledging that lack of experience is key so that you can seek activities that may add to your resume. Consider working with your professors, adding class projects or supporting research at your college, just get creative, so even if you don't get the jobs, you still build experience.

Hope this helps!
Thank you comment icon Hello Francisco, Thank you for taking the time to answer my question that clearly, this definitely helps to create a good summary and get an adequate resume and finally get some experience. I really appreciate your time and help! :) Maria
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Kevin’s Answer

I'm a recruiter, so will share a few tidbits. Resumes are important, and I agree with prior answer. Make your summary inclusive of the relevant courses you have taken in your given field (or that align to the job you want), and showcase other work/class projects that may be relevant. Even if not directly relevant, you can talk about the transferable skills you have developed that would be relevant. More important then your resume these days is developing a LinkedIn profile - which is like a digital/live resume(!) - and great for building connections - https://www.linkedin.com/feed/. In the recruitment field, most recruiters use LinkedIn to find candidates for jobs ( I feel I use LinkedIn to find 80% of people for jobs). So go to LinkedIn and develop the most robust profile you can!

Wishing you the best ahead!
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