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Recent Grads: Write Your Professional Story With
Resume Help

Finished with your studies and ready to branch out into your career? This goodbye to the
education system and hello to a whole new era is both thrilling and full of questions. It
requires finding positions worthy of the sweat-stains on your textbooks and the dreams
that motivated long nights of reading. Not to mention, the new financial obligations you
will take on as a graduate! What is your first step, recent grad? You need a fantastic
resume that will tell your professional story as a new addition to the workforce.
So, to write an influential resume, you must know your audience. Potential employers are
on the lookout for professionals who can add value to their company, who bring fresh
ideas and energy. Of course, every applicant is trying to get noticed. So, what is your
strategy? Giving your audience a resume steeped in evidence based content that proves
why you are the ideal candidate can get you there. Getting help with resume writing and
learning to write not only as a professional candidate in your specific field but also as a
marketer can give you the edge necessary.

Often markerters use Search Engine Optimized (SEO) keywords so that their products
will be found in the vast search databases. The same strategy can be applied to resume
writing since many companies filter resumes by searching for matching content. Learn to
create a resume that can be found easily by hiring managers at companies that you are
interested in and that won’t be lost in the pile.
It is also a distinct balance. A resume that is simply a conglomeration of keywords and is
not artfully put together with both strategic formatting and well-written content, it will be
easily discovered but easily dismissible. A simple and easily followed format is most
advisable, although norms change in each field. Using a template often won’t present
your content in the most attractive manner while creating your own usually needs a
second set of eyes to make sure that your flow is smooth without formatting errors.
Vivid language driven by action verbs will help you highlight your applicable skills and
your career goals. No matter the beauty of the language, simply saying that you can reach
deadlines, are goal oriented, a fast learner and are dedicated to the company’s aims is not
enough. You must show them how you have manifested those traits. Human resources
teams need proof of your abilities and the more concrete and quantifiable they are, the
higher your chance of landing an interview.
So, how do you come up with this style of content? Think of your volunteer work,
internships, applicable projects and educational experiences and how they can become
proof to your future employer of your capabilities. This can be hard for recent graduates,
especially if you do not have a lot of professional experience to draw from. However,
even menial jobs and tasks can be reframed to emphasize the responsibilities and
accomplishments you have under your belt.
For instance, if you had an internship in which you often planned social events for the
other interns to build comradery, you could reframe it by saying that you “led and
coordinated team-building activities.” If you have often solved conflicts between students
in group projects, you could reframe that as “mediating between students to reach the
group objective.”
Learning how to master this reframing while maintaining honesty and authenticity in
your writing is tricky. Yet, if you can get help with resume writing and learn how to reframe your content, display it in an attractive format and utilize SEO keywords, you will
be able to show future employers that you are a recent graduate with the professional
capacity to truly benefit their company with ideas, energy and concrete skills. Take
courage, recent graduates! With a resume to tell your story, not as a student but as a
professional, you can build the bridge from education to employment.

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