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Application & Resume Tips

The application is a formalized document that shows how you qualify for a position. It should serve as a complete and accurate representation of your qualifications, so make sure to fill it out completely and include all your work experience.

Summarize your education and employment experience.

Be sure to focus on the aspects of your background that match the requirements of the job for which you’re applying. Omit items that are outdated or irrelevant.

Describe your specific strengths and expertise.

If the job is different than those you’ve held in the past, describe how your experience might apply. How can your skills and qualifications be used in new or different ways?

Highlight your accomplishments in previous jobs, not just your duties or responsibilities.

Everyone has job duties— it’s how you approached them and what you accomplished that makes you stand out.

Show progression.

Whether through school, volunteer work, leadership roles, or previous jobs, highlight how your experience has helped you grow. Mention promotions or skills you’ve picked up along the way.

Highlight specific qualifications for this job.

If you’re applying for a specific position, be sure to relay experience or accomplishments that highlight your qualifications or make you stand apart from other applicants. For example, if you’ve worked with a particular technology required for the job, or have experience that gives you an edge, be sure to mention it.

Talk about related extracurricular or volunteer work.

Just because you weren’t paid for it doesn’t mean it’s not important! If you have unpaid or volunteer experience, include it—it underscores your interest.

It is ok to use more than one page for your resume.

Include all relevant experience rather than cutting things to fit your resume on one page. However, make sure your summaries are succinct and your most important information appears on the first page.

Do not underestimate how important it is to keep your application and resume up-to-date.

Make sure your application and resume are current and your contact information is correct. Be honest. Paint the best possible picture of yourself, but do not exaggerate. Proofread for typos and errors—more than once!

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