The following resume writing tips are provided for students with minimal experience in the workplace. Someone with twenty five years of work experience will have a drastically different looking resume than a college student using this guide. Take this into consideration as you format your resume using these tips, as they are designed for those just entering the professional world.
As you begin your resume writing journey, it is important to understand the difference between a human friendly resume and an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) friendly resume. Click on this link to learn more about what ATS means and why it’s important in an evolving technological world. Click here to see examples of an ATS friendly resume.
The steps below focus on how to write an ATS friendly resume. If you’re sending a copy to an employer directly, via email or in person, your resume should align visually with the friendly resume example above. If you need help transitioning your ATS resume to a friendly copy, please research examples online or check out one of our own here.