For class today, Greg asked us to have a rough draft of our resume done so that we could give each other advice and figure out ways to improve them. Below is my (very) rough draft. I wanted to use the header I currently have on my blog as well as a logo which will be used on my site to tie together my professional world with my social media.
Make Bio more coherent:
- Keep it short and sweet.
- If it is too wordy recruiters won’t want to read it.
- Show your proficiency with it.
- Make sure it is clear – if using a circle, think of it as being like a clock.
- Don’t bullshit.
Every decision should have a reason:
- Think of colours and what the person seeing it will relate the colours to.
- Add voluntary work: student mentor, MACtivist.
- Past tense rather than present tense: shows you have completed something.
- Use as many “power words” as possible.
- Bullet points may work better than paragraphs.
- What are the benefits of your role? How does it make you a better than other applicants.
- Very few people actually enter them, so there is a chance you could win.
- It won’t affect your reputation negatively: people will just forget the mediocre ones.
- You are a student: people will understand that you are still learning.
Write about your hobbies and interests:
- Try to make a connection with the person reading it.
- Name forums, books, sites and shows: this will make your passion seem more real.