My son does not have work experience, but does have a Bachelor’s degree. How can he use his education to make his resume more appealing?
I recommend including a Summary section at the top of the resume. This section should answer the question (briefly): “So, what can you do for me?!” Include no more than 3 or 4 sentences. Focus on your skills and education, and any accomplishments that are related to either. You can also include one or two personal attributes (like team-oriented, articulate, high-achieving, for example) but don’t go overboard on those.
Recent graduate with BA in economics. Notable success in application of complex research methods and business writing. Excellent time management and problem solving skills. Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines.
- Developed and conducted surveys to measure current attitudes towards personal financial planning.
- Evaluated reliability of online and offline information sources for inclusion in research study.
- Met weekly editorial deadlines as Sports Editor for university newspaper.
- Managed detailed project plan to coordinate activities among team members for final group presentations.