As you begin looking for jobs and internships, you will see that every opportunity requires a resume and you will want yours to stand out in the candidate pool. Sometimes individuals are vague articulating relevant employment, academic, and leadership experiences on their resume. Doing so undersells their experience and reduces the chance of hearing back from employers. The more detailed and specific the important/relevant experience are, the stronger the candidate.
When writing bullet points, use action verbs to describe what you did, how you did it, why you did it, and any results achieved. For example, a camp counselor bullet point stating “watched kids during my activities” could be expanded to “planned and implemented a variety of extracurricular activities for a diverse group of children aimed to promote teamwork and respect.” Adding more detail in will strengthen your resume and make it stand out.
Becker Career Center is here to help you through all the stages of drafting your resume before you send it to employers or graduate schools. Take the time to read through our Resume Guide available here. We want to help you highlight your academic, leadership, volunteer and professional experiences to increase your chances of being hired. Email the Career Center at CareerCenter@union.edu to schedule an appointment to have your resume reviewed.