Entry Level Job Seekers: Where Should Education be Placed on the Resume Transferable Skills on a Graduate Resume are Critical
May 08

As a new graduate you may have little or no job history at all, much less job history specifically relevant to your job objective. That doesn’t mean, however, that you have nothing to put on your resume.

If you have completed an internship, this could be the most valuable experience of all, because you applied what you’ve learned in class to a practical work setting in your chosen field. So highlight that experience by creating a separate “Internship” section on your resume. Provide a detailed description of the work you did and what you learned.

Research experience is important, too, so if you have been a participant in any research projects in your field, list them on your resume. This can include senior projects, major term papers, independent studies or group studies, as long as they are somehow relevant to your objective. Describe the purpose of the study, your role in it, and what was learned or accomplished.

Just remember that employers want to see that you have demonstrated interest in your chosen field beyond simply taking the required courses. Practical experience gained through internships and research projects will be looked upon with much more favor than unrelated part-time jobs and extracurricular activities.

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