Tidy up your Resume NOW!

Hi All!!

WE17 is quickly approaching and if you’re anything like me, you have a ton of things going on. Despite the craziness, I would advise you to start straightening out your resume now….a little each week leading up to conference would be best.

So here are a few helpful tips as you prepare:

  1. Start by creating a list of your most recent activities and accomplishments; add these to your resume.
  2. Visit the WE17 website (we17.swe.org) to get more details on the companies attending the Career Fair and make a list of the ones you’re interested in.
  3. Visit the Career Services Center on your campus for some assistance.
  4. Be sure to use buzzwords…words specific to the position(s) you’re interested in; be prepared to have more than one version of your resume.
  5. Update all components to your resume: Contact Information, Objective, Education, Work Experience, Projects, Technical Skills, Organizations, Awards, and References.
  6. Try to be concise and keep your resume down to 1-2 pages.
  7. Don’t forget to bring several copies to the career fair; you will have the opportunity to make copies at conference.

Also, be able to talk about yourself…the first statement you will typically hear at a Career Fair is “Hi, Tell me about yourself.”

Lastly, be professional and confident! See you all at WE17!!

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