Before you send out your resume, make sure you consider the following tips:
- Ask 1 to 2 people to review and edit your resume to ensure it is error-free.
- Don’t include high school activities—if you don’t have enough extracurricular projects now, get involved.
- Be consistent with date formatting, whether you use “09/09” or “September 2009.”
- Avoid using the same action verbs in multiple bullet points.
- Do not use a resume template from Microsoft Word—they are restrictive and easily recognized, making it look as if you didn’t put a lot of effort into your resume.
- Hard copies of your resume should be printed on quality resume paper.
- Follow up with the employer within one week of sending your resume.
- Your resume gets you an interview, but your interview gets you the job.
- Bring extra copies of your resume to all interviews.