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.