Ready To Get Hired? Do These 4 Things To Boost Your Resume

Buffing up your resume is easier than you think.

Student life can be incredibly stressful, so we don’t blame you if you’re not thinking about your future professional resume. But did you know that a lot of the things you’re probably already doing can help snag you a job once you graduate?

With these four tips, you can round out your resume and find a job faster. Just be sure to update your resume accordingly!

Extracurricular Activities

College is one of the few times in your life when you have the time and opportunity to involve yourself in a wide variety of activities. Even if it’s not directly related to your degree, it’s important to explore your interests.

While the same logic applied when you were in high school (i.e. extracurricular activities being important when you applied to colleges), it’s also a great way to unintentionally network. You never know who you’re going to meet, and having plenty of connections is always a good thing.

Highlight Research Opportunities

Some professors are looking to hire research assistants, so if this is a field you’re interested in, it might be worth your time to explore. Especially if your favorite professor needs some part-time help with a project.

Aside from building professional relationships with your professors, you’re now directly invested in your specific area of study. Plus, it looks good on your resume when employers see you can work as a team solving complex problems.

Snag A Part-Time Job

Getting a part-time job is the reality for most college students. Whether you’re working to make ends meet or just have some extra spending money, not many students have the luxury of simply being a full-time student.

But this added workload is beneficial to you in the long run. Aside from experience (especially if it’s in the field you want to eventually work in), holding down a job while managing academic responsibilities is a huge green flag to employers and recruiters.

Hit Up Networking Events

If you want to succeed in the job market, you’re likely going to have to network to make connections. The nice thing about college is that your school is usually always coordinating some kind of networking event for students.

Check to see if any recruiting events or job fairs are happening on campus that interest you. It’s a great way to get your foot in the door and get used to the idea of networking in general. You could also try and network with your professors if they’re directly involved in the field you want to work in.

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