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Resume Tips for Recent Graduates: Classroom to Career Series – Part 1

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I don’t know about you, but I vividly remember my first post-grad job search. To put it mildly, it was a challenge. I always promised myself that if given the chance, I’d make this transition easier for others—and fortunately, I’ve been able to do just that. Throughout my career in HR, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing and hiring thousands of students and recent grads for internships and entry-level roles across various industries.

Attention students and recent grads (or those who know one)! I’m excited to announce the launch of a three-part podcast series crafted especially for you: ‘Classroom to Career.’ This is your chance to gain invaluable insights and kickstart your post-grad career path successfully. 🎓

We’re starting with resume writing. Crafting a resume with limited work experience may seem daunting, but it’s achievable!

This episode is a comprehensive guide on preparing a standout resume, tailored specifically for recent graduates with limited experience. Whether you’re unsure how to highlight your potential, struggling to tell your story effectively, or simply need a crash course on resume mechanics, I’ve got you covered. 

Take advantage of valuable insights + practical tips to help you launch your post-graduation job search.

Ready for part 2 of this series? You can listen to it here!

Key Takeaways From Today’s Episode

Showcase Your Potential and Commitment
Recruiters look for candidates who demonstrate potential, motivation, and a commitment to professional growth, recognizing the importance of laying the groundwork for future success.

Crafting Your Story 
A well-crafted resume tells a compelling story about your motivations and aspirations. It’s essential to align your experiences with the job you’re applying for, showcasing relevant skills and experiences that reflect your interests and career goals. By reverse engineering your academic and professional experiences, you can effectively communicate your readiness to contribute to the organization’s objectives.

Mechanics of Resume Writing
When writing your resume, focus on essential elements such as a compelling profile highlighting your strengths and objectives, detailing your experiences, including part-time jobs, internships, volunteer work, and leadership skills, and formatting your resume for clarity and readability. Mastering these mechanics lays the foundation for a standout resume tailored for entry-level roles.

Resources mentioned in this episode:
Related episodes:  
+Three Quick Tips To Effectively Use LinkedIn When Job Searching  
+LinkedIn Luck: Turning Preparation into Opportunity   
+Refresh Your Resume: A Crash Course!  

+Blog: Why LinkedIn Is More Important Than Your Resume  
+Resume templates from Get Landed: https://www.getlanded.com/jennifer-smith  
+Playbook for recent grads: Jump-Start Your Job Search  

This playbook will boost your job search by providing personalized resume feedback and guidance on crafting an attention-grabbing cover letter. It also equips you with strategies to impress hiring managers, such as preparing for interviews, framing responses through memorable stories, and mastering your elevator pitch.  This comprehensive playbook gives you the confidence and knowledge to secure your first job successfully. 

👩‍💻 Browse around the shop and check out the playbooks: Make The Leap, Ultimate Playbook for Heart-Based Career Change | The Complete Interview Prep Playbook | Jumpstart Your Job Search, Gift for Grads

Jump-Start Your Job Search!
Jump-start your post-graduation job search with this bundle.

Jump Start Your Job Search (for grad students and early career seekers) | Flourish Careers


Want more career wisdom? Check out these podcast episodes/blog posts!
+Clearing the Air of Three BIG Career Myths
+Free To Flourish: How to Define Success on Your Terms
+HEART-Based Goal Setting: The Cheshire Cat’s Career Wisdom

For more insider stories, quick tips, and #CareerTalk, I invite you to connect with me on Instagram @flourish.careers.

May 15, 2024

Resume Tips for Recent Graduates: Classroom to Career Series – Part 1

Resume Tips for Recent Graduates: Classroom to Career Series – Part 1

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