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You haven't been in class for a month yet, but the on-campus recruiting process has
begun. We've put some tips together for dealing with the economic downturn, writing
a resume and navigating the job search. Good luck.

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Career Section
Michael Dolsen
Editor in Chief:
Andrew Grossman
Managing Editor-,
Gabe Nelson
Photo Editor:
Max Collins
Designer Editor:
Allison Ghaman
Cover photo:
Max Collins

* Consider expanding this
[Marketing chair, Michigan Eco-
nomics Society] experience and
including it in a "relevant experi-
ence" section. It is similar work to
the two internship experiences.
" Great way to emphasize
transferable skills like strong
work ethic and leadership initia-
" You could find ways to
expand [Work Experience] points
to be more specific about the work
and how it relates to the position
you are applying for.
* This is a great start! Includes

great experiences which high-
light a variety of skills that are
highly valued in the private sec-
tor like research, client interac-
tion, execution on new ideas,
teamwork, ingenuity and organi-
* The descriptions with each
experience need a little work to
make them paint a better pic-
ture of the specific skills gained
through each experience. This
can be done by focussing on
what/how/results framework.
O The results/big picture part
is especially important because it
shows how the work that you did
contributed to the overall good
and puts the experience in per-
spective for an employer read-
ing this who may have no prior
knowledge about the company
you worked with or the type of
work you did.
O Formatting: pretty good,
although a lot of "white space"
especially in the left margin. Pull
all the text to the left, will give a
lot more space.
O Consistency:dSome better
points with periods and some
without. Be consistent in format-
ting/grammar. Make sure the
dates do not wrap around to the
second line.
* Think about combining
skills/interest into "Additional" if

cramped for space. Or just remov-
ing "interests"section. It's less
important in the private sector.
" Campusinvolvement: These
experiences are as valuable as
"work experience." Add-a couple
bullets highlighting the skills you
gained and responsibilities you
had. Give examples of projects
done (for example, as market-
ing chair, what PR initiatives did
you start? How did it help? Or as
Social Chair, what kinds of events
did you organize? What was the

* Think about adding how
you did the skill or the results or
outcome [to Work Experience]
* Optional: You typically take
high school off when you gradu-
ate from undergrad.
* Focus onthe job and job post-
ing and think about what skills
they are looking for, and if you
have those skills make some they
are represented on your resume.
s Think about where you are
applying and what information
an employer might want to know
about you to help you get the

For an interactive
video guide to
improving your
resume, with more
advice from our
experts, head to

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