Get Your Resume Right!
Here are my top resume tips for young professionals and students that I think can help you secure more interviews and stand out based on my experience and having spoken to a couple of recruiters.
Lastly, I always recommend getting your resume reviewed by a colleague, peer or family member to help catch any errors or check for clarity. That being said, I am happy to review anyone's resume, so please send them my way. Hopefully you can find some value from these tips and they help you secure more interviews and subsequently jobs.
**This a re-post from an article I wrote on LinkedIn in 2016 but I believe the recommendations still apply and I tweaked it slightly for 2021**
From the euphoric highs of graduation and reveling in the culmination of a 4 year long goal to the depressing lows of staring at a screen hoping for a lifeline, I've experienced it firsthand. Life often comes at you hard and fast, leaving you to scramble to get to grips. I know what it feels like to be unemployed immediately after graduation, it is not a pleasant feeling to say the least. It's difficult to see your peers progressing with their careers while you're standing still. But I'm here to tell you it doesn't last forever, just believe! Here are some of my tips for getting through this challenging period.
While I was applying to all these jobs over a span of time that felt like forever, a close friend would always tell me "you only need one to say yes". Thankfully, I have now been employed for 4+ years and have even switch jobs once. Those firms took a chance on me and I come in everyday making sure they never regret that decision. I hope this helps anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation.
**These tips are based on my personal experience and should not be taken as guarantees**
The Journey Begins!
Here we go, welcome to my blog! I having been debating about starting a blog for over a year, because I would like a vessel to share the information I have gained throughout my young career. While not all the information, tips, and thoughts may be useful, I believe there will be at least something in each post that can be taken away. I am gearing this toward early career professional in the Civil Engineering industry but hope to add more young adult life content as well.
Hope you take this leap with me as I begin my blogging journey!
Young Professional desperate to share lessons learned and help future engineers from falling into the same pitfalls.