How to Business | Resumes

How to Business | Resumes

Oh hi there. I’m Brad. And I’m Cassandra. We both graduated from the CU Denver Business School a couple years ago. We learned what it means to business and now we’re here to help you start your dream career. Step one to landing a job is to fix that resume. Resumes don’t get jobs, they get interviews. And let’s be real the job market is tough, but opportunities are out there. It just means you need to step up your resume game. Listen up because we know how to make that happen. Times New Roman is ugly. Don’t use it. And no whatever this is. Stick to the classics: Arial and Tahoma. And your name isn’t on a building yet, so it doesn’t need to be that big. 12-point font sounds right for you. Books are great. But nobody’s reading biographies about you just yet, so keep it short and sweet for now. Split it up with bullet points instead of long-winded paragraphs that even your mom wouldn’t want to read. This is trying too hard. You’re not a scientist. Lose the tables, the underlining, and the italics. People are busy. Don’t make them read more than they have to. Your job is to convince people why they should hire you. Show them relevant experience including projects and classes. Your underwater basket-weaving class doesn’t count, sorry. PSA: No one cares where you went to high school. Put things in reverse chronological order, most recent first. It should look like mine. I’m kind of a big deal. Verbify that professional experience. Start your bullets off with strong action words. And they’ll need to see numbers. Anything too vague and they’ll assume you didn’t actually contribute anything to society. You aren’t properly businessing if you’re too humble. Talk about your community involvement and your leadership skills. Recruiters eat that stuff up. Maybe you’ll build homes for the homeless. Maybe you let some kids up a fourteener. Maybe you’ve built a home on top of a fourteneer. I don’t know. I’m just spitballing here! Point is if you actually listened to this, you might eventually learn how to end up like us. Still don’t feel like you’re on our level? Lucky for you, we’ve got some wonderful people in the CU Denver Business School Career Center ready to help you out. Until next time. Keep it classy. Keep it business.

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