|Posted by PRSSA on April 4, 2012 at 3:05 AM|
Thank God for Denise! In her 280 class, we had to do a career portfolio, which included making a resume. Resumes may seem like the simplest thing to do, but they can be difficult and can go bad with one mistake. Usually these mistakes cause them to be thrown away by prospective employers. If you haven’t had the chance to take SPCM 280 yet, SIU’s career services has several resume workshops throughout the semester. In an article, they gave the 12 most dangerous resume mistakes. A few that I think are important are:
-Goofy and inappropriate email addresses
Denise told us to make sure that we use a regular account for the email address we put on our resumes. It is best if you can just use your name and a known account like Gmail or Yahoo. For students, it is not a good idea to use the SIU email account, because once we graduate, the account closes.
-Forgetting skill sets
It is best for you to include your skills so they can see what you have to offer. This isn’t the section to list every single interest you have, but a spot to let them know what they can use you for. These are also good keywords. When your resume is scanned, these words/skills will come up, which makes your resume stand out
-Not keeping up to date
One of the things that Denise stressed was keeping our resumes up to date. The easiest way to ensure that it is updated is to add something once you are done doing it. Anything from workshops to conferences can enhance your job knowledge, and employers want to see that.
There are several different resume templates available to use and customize to your liking. As a college student, having a resume is a necessity.
Here’s the link to check out the article: