2014-03-13 by Rebecca
A college student who wishes to land a good job is someone who should be greatly applauded for the intention. Whether it is mainly to earn money to spend for himself or to help out the family or probably to support his education, it certainly deserves a good amount of respect. However, the entire task might be too hard for him, even in the initial part of the process which is creating his own student resume.
In addition to that challenge, the competition for entry-level job opportunities is a very stiff one considering the global crisis that continues to haunt people of all ages. There are fewer jobs available and more experienced people competing for these jobs. Someone without much work experience is going to find it all hard.
However, it is not a time to be weak and easily discouraged as well. Although previous work experience weighs a lot in getting a job, it does not completely determine the possibility of getting a job. In fact, someone who has no experience but is highly trainable is most likely to get the job compared to someone who shows an extensive work experience but has unpleasant records at work.
The tactic to gain an advantage over the large pool of workers in the present time is to capitalize on one’s strength and make it work to one’s advantage. This is where the difference is when it comes to the many inexperienced youngsters who are out and in search for a job.
To start off with a student resume, one should think about the things to avoid. Topping the list of don’ts is lying. It is easy to get all hyped up and feeling a certain amount of insecurity over other candidates for the job who are more experienced, and thus more capable of doing the task, but one should never be overcome by this simply because this form of thinking does not work all the time.
A smart employer knows that someone who lies is not of the job. Hence, one should steer free from the pressure of lying and making up work experience data. It always pays to be honest. As a matter of fact, employers are going to find it impressive that someone who has not yet finished schooling is actually very willing to be trained and work to support himself.
As a student, the only thing one can boast about is his school records. Generally, good grades represent a student who is intelligent and diligent in his studies, so if one’s school records show positive grades and comments from mentors, employers are surely going to find this enough to get a good look at how one is going to be as an employee.
There is no need to be exaggerated in one’s resume. The most important aspect of it is honestly. One should never write about possessing a certain quality if it is not true. It can easily be gauged by the employer if one has really great leadership skills.
When it comes to making a student resume, one should never let himself be carried away by the pressure stemming from the large pool of applicants and their extensive work experience in their pockets. One might not have the experience, but it can be an asset if one knows how to maximize it if one shows how motivated and trainable he is.
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