- Must Do's -
by fergus mellon
First off, work with your Career Office to get a really good resume together. Do not feel you need to lie (in fact do not lie!). For a first or second job no one expects you to have run a division or led major projects, so instead focus on the core responsibilities that you had and be sure to highlight your achievements.
Here are some links on writing a good resume. No need to re-invent the wheel here as it is a well trodden path!
The Muse: 43 Resume Tips That Will Help You Get Hired
The Muse: What to Put on Your Resume When You Have No Relevant Work Experience
If you are interested in applying for a variety of roles to get you to your ultimate goal (example: Sales, Marketing or Communication OR Investment Banking, Accounting or Analytics) you should tailor a resume for each of these functions. It may seem like a chore to do this, but trust me there will be many people out there doing just that to get to the top of the resume pile!
And finally... good luck. Writing resumes is truly boring, but having a nicely polished resume will help you no end so keep at it. It is a must do, so do it well!
Next Section: The Application Letter or skip to Job Interview
Visiting these pages because you've been to a number of interviews and not yet got a job? Don't worry. Or if you're worrying know that it's common for a job search to take months and not days. Here are some related columns on keeping motivated and dealing with the stress of it all:
Keeping Positive During Your Job Search
Dealing With Rejection and Feedback
Overwhelmed? Try a Mental Refresh