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While many college graduates, myself included, would love to sit at home in comfy pajama pants while playing Angry Birds or doing something else of minimal importance, it is at this point in our lives that we realize we could be doing something more meaningful or productive with our time. When you reach the end of your college career and you are thrown out into the real world so-to-speak, where do you even start?

I have found that one of the most difficult obstacles to tackle after college is how to prepare an impressive resume, something that would help me land the perfect job in my field of study. It’s important to take a couple pointers that you can easily remember while crafting your resume. This website has some excellent tips for how to write a great resume. Here are just a couple tips that have helped me immensely with my own resume:

1)      Less is more – you don’t want to make your future employer think you are going to be too detailed or too long-winded. Only offer information that will be helpful to attaining the position you would prefer.

2)      Spell Check – make sure all words are spelled correctly. It is always a good idea to get a second or third opinion on your resume because this is such an important piece of information about you. We here at the M.E.W. Writing Center would love to help you in molding your resume.

3)      Editing – remember your life experiences will change so don’t forget to update your resume at least once every 6 months. You never know when you may change an e-mail address, a phone number, or maybe even your home address.

4)      Have fun – remember to add little details to your resume that will help you stand out among all the others. In today’s day and age, it is becoming more and more difficult to find a job so it’s important to add little details such as volunteer work you’ve done, clubs you were a part of, or maybe even making the Dean’s List.

When you use these tips and others, you will have a successful start to your professional career. It is sometimes difficult to make the transition from college to career and the Writing Center wants to make sure you are highly successful in all you do. Feel free to stop by or set up an appointment so we can offer feedback for your resume.