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Advertising You!

A well-designed resume will get you interviews that lead to jobs, internships, or graduate school. As a Hampshire student, your self-designed program of study gives you a rich and diverse background to feature in your resume.

Think of your resume as an advertisement for yourself. Advertising is all about selling benefits. Your resume should:

  • Outline your qualifications
  • Highlight what sets you apart from other applicants
  • Demonstrate that you can speak the "language" of the position you want
  • Answer the question, “Why should I interview you?”

People who read resumes spend an average of only 30 – 45 seconds on each before deciding to pass over applicants or get to know them better. So it’s important to capture their interest quickly. Your resume needs to be:

  • Visually inviting and easy to read (Design)
  • Clear, focused and concise (Content & Language)
  • Completely free of errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation

This guide is a good place to start; see a CORC counselor for more assistance.

 
 

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