Welcome to the University of Providence! When you enter the doors of Sullivan Hall quickly approaching your very first class you realize that you are officially an Argo at the University of Providence. This day is truly glorious. You are well on your way to the career of your dreams, but maybe you haven’t quite realized it yet. After all, it’s only the first day of college and a career is pretty far off, or so you think. Yeah, I was there once too. I thought that I had a heck of a long time ahead of me before I had to really think about entering the job force. I was too busy being buried in homework to think about what I wanted to do when I grew up. Yet, here I sit only days away from graduation realizing that my first day of college seems like it was yesterday! Before I knew it, it was time to start creating my resume, attending career fairs, and preparing for interviews. The point I am trying to make here with all this jargon is that it is never too early to start thinking about your future career. You have already made a great leap to start your journey by attending this university, but there is more prep work to be done!
The Prep Work
Yes, that’s right, there is prep work to do in order to make your way to your future career. You may think that it will be as easy as filling out an application, talking with a manager at a company, and getting hired, but that isn’t usually the case. More often than not you will start off your career as a simple name on a piece of paper, in the form of your resume. A resume is used to present your background, skills, and accomplishments to potential employers. This piece of paper is so critically important because it is essentially your ticket in the door of a company that you desire to work for. You have to realize that when companies post their open positions, they receive dozens of resumes from applicants, so your goal is ultimately to stand out among the crowd of resumes they will scroll through. A powerful resume could be the difference in getting invited in for an interview or just being passed over. This is why prepping your resume is so critical! How are you supposed to get the job if you can’t get the interview, am I right?
Lucky for you, you go to a university that cares about your success and wants you to meet that ultimate goal of finding your future career! This site is going to show you how simple it can be to sculpt an effective, professional resume that shows employers why they need to pick you for an interview! This isn’t going to be random tips and tricks that are supposed to work, but actually tried and true information that helped me land a great job that I will start right after graduation. A job that I truly owe to the fact that I had a good resume and that I had it readily available!
Creating a resume may initially sound like a daunting task, but it is really much simpler than you think. Start thinking about your resume by doing these few simple tasks!
Here is a sample of some action verbs and descriptive words that you might consider using on your resume. For more ideas, view the thesaurus option available in most word-processing programs.