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The Journey to a Tip-Top Professional Profile
Transcript of The Journey to a Tip-Top Professional Profile
How to Make the Most of Your Resume and LinkedIn
First... some feedback
What did you guys think of editing those resumes? What did it make you wonder?
Putting It All Together
Make sure the information lines up
Add recruiters on LinkedIn after you give them your resume
Hyperlink your profile!
Part One: Content
Objectives are bad.
Add some personality to your resume: define your values!
Example: "I am a passionate social media strategist who believes humanizing digital content is key to driving results."
Myth: Employers want to know WHAT you've done.
Employers want to know WHY they should care.
Include stats, results, and key action words
Tailor for the job you want!
Education and Skills
MYTH: Education should go on the top of your resume with no GPA
Put it on towards the bottom (remember WHY they're communicating!), and include that GPA
Skills: Once again, tailor to the job, stick to hard or soft
Part Two: Style
MYTH: Stick to classic fonts like Times New Roman
AVOID. TIMES. NEW. ROMAN.
Old Standard TT
MYTH: Color is bad- avoid at all costs!
Color can add personality- just keep it professional and use it wisely
MYTH: Keep it traditional; one-inch margins, nothing fancy
Play around with layout- it helps your resume stand out.
Push those margins
9-12 font sizing
Add cool borders to make it easier to read
Designers- play even more when applicable
For more info: Check out The Daily Muse's 45 Quick Changes That Help Your Resume Get Noticed
Font size- 9 to 12 for information
HYPERLINK YOUR WORK!
Keep it professional!
You are more than just a student!
***IMPORTANT: Under "Contact Info," customize your URL (Remember Google!) Example:
Include everything you possibly can: Publications, Projects, ALL experience, Volunteer work, Interests, etc.
Ask for Recommendations from employers
Add different links and media:
Take Advantage of That Toolbar!
Profile: Set what the public can and cannot see
Connections: find UD Alumni and set up some interviews
Jobs: Another Internship/Job search tool
Interests: Join groups, blog on LinkedIn (WRITING), follow companies for updates/influencers