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Resume

How To Emphasize Your Skills And Qualification On Your Resume

A resume plays a very significant role in getting you noticed by the right people. A resume is effective when applying for a job, scholarship or internship. A good resume highlights your main qualifications and skills of the candidate. Here are a few tips to emphasize your skills and qualifications on your resume:

Proper Format

• A resume must highlight all your qualities but should be brief. Stick to the facts and provide relevant information. Read the job description you are about to apply for and highlight those skills that are relevant to the job.
• Keep your resume neat. Use bullet points so that the recruiter finds it easy to read. Ensure there is enough space between each section and everything it is not jumbled up.
• Keep it organized. Use headings and mention the necessary qualifications and skills under those headings using bullets. Examples of heading categories: Education, Work experience, Achievements, etc.
• Make sure everything you write is effective, positive and honest. Don’t use negative words or sentences. You don’t have to write full sentences, make points and be specific.

Placement

• Make sure everything is formatted properly.
• Except for your name and contact details, everything should be left aligned. Name and contact details must be placed on top.

Personal Details

• Include your full name, complete address including zip code, phone number(s) and email address on the top. You can also include your LinkedIn and Skype id.
• These details should be written neatly and prominently.

Core Skills

• Mention each skill with a separate bullet.
• Highlight the ones that will be suitable for the job you are applying for.
• Don’t exaggerate. They may ask you about your skills in the interview.

Qualifications

• You must include all your education details in bullet points.
• Mention the last degree you received on the top.
• Include what subject you majored in, year of completion, location and name of the institute.
• If you have achieved good grades, make sure to highlight them.
You can also include the list of courses you have studied in the course.
• Make the entire list of qualification similar to the pattern above. Make sure the details are brief and accurate.

Work Experience

• Write all the work experience you have had up till now.
• Include relevant summer jobs, part time jobs, internships, class projects and field experiences.
• Make sure to include a summary stating your assigned task to show the employers what kind of work you are familiar with.
• Start with your recent experience and move back till your first experience.

Extracurricular Activities

• Extracurricular activities are considered as really significant for success.
• Include all the activities you were involved in like drama club, cheer leading, honorary societies, math club, student council, athlete society, etc.
• Also include the name of the society and its location.

Achievements

• Highlight your biggest achievements in this section, if applicable.
• Your publications, performances, exhibits or awards you achieved.
• This will complement the skills you mentioned above and will demonstrate your success.

Community Service

• Include any social work you have done or are doing. Any community service work or voluntary work which can show you in a positive light can be summarized in this section.
Update Linkedin Information
When you’re updating your resume remember to update your LinkedIn account as well. An updated LinkedIn account will ensure that it continues to serve the purpose that it was made for. With an obsolete email address or number, you’re missing out on opportunities just because you forgot to update your LinkedIn account.
If you’d like to learn more tips on how to write an effective resume or if you have questions regarding job search, or interviewing tips reach out to your campus Career Center, and of the advisors will gladly steer you in the right direction.

study

The Do’s and Don’ts for Successful Studying

Effective learning requires time and practice. If you are only memorizing, then you are not skillfully synthesizing and applying the information correctly. While some students may appear to possesses a super-brain with a great capacity for storing and generating information. However, the majority of students need more time to study for fully storing and processing the newly learned information.

It’s very easy to tell yourself “I’ll study later; I still have two weeks till my next test.” Studying can be a rather grueling exercise for many students, but it doesn’t have to be if you follow these tips by the staff of Anthem College.

Do Plan for Studying

Studying is an easy task to postpone if you don’t include it in your daily activities. If you want to ace your exams, then schedule several hours a week for studying and school work. Organize your schedule around your schoolwork and study time. Stick with this routine every week. Don’t just spontaneously say, “I think I’ll study today.” Studying in a haphazard manner is going to produce meager results for you. Remember, school is an investment for your future, and you want to get the most out of your investment.

Learn to reward yourself for sticking to your study schedule. This could be anything from going out with friends to watching an hour of television. Using a reward system will reinforce the importance of your grades and schoolwork. Your biggest motivator should be finishing college and getting the career you have always wanted. Just think every time you procrastinate the only person you’re cheating is yourself.

 

Don’t Procrastinate

Procrastination seems to be a default setting for most people. Have you noticed you tend to procrastinate more when you have a big test or project coming up? Some people tend to put off doing particular tasks when they can’t control the outcome. The reason you tend to procrastinate more during finals is that you are afraid of failing. However, if you don’t give yourself plenty of time to study unfortunately, you will fail. Don’t fall victim to your irrational fears, take control of your mind and motivate yourself to study.

Remember only you can break the vicious procrastination cycle. If you’re studying at home, don’t turn on the television or your computer unless you need it for studying. Hide your phone or tablet until you are done studying. You don’t need the temptation of logging into Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and wasting precious hours you could have used for studying. Don’t talk yourself into doing unnecessary tasks. For example, deleting your email from the account you never use, or doing laundry when you have plenty of clean clothes. Don’t let your fears or excuses be more important than your dreams. Your dreams won’t come true unless you work hard to achieve them.

Don’t Compare Yourself

Don’t compare your studying routine to the studying routine of your friends. Everyone is different and what works for them, may not work for you; everyone has different styles of learning. Perhaps, you learn best by hearing things aloud; you like participating in class discussion, and you rather study in a group then alone. However, your friend is a visual learner; dislikes class participation, and prefers creating diagrams and flashcards. Many people combine different learning styles; the key is to discover what works best for you. If you are now wondering what is your learning styleclick here.

Don’t forget to keep a balanced diet and to get plenty of rest. If you are having a problem with your study material don’t be shy ask your instructor or classmates for help. Your college success depends on you. Always ask questions and seek out your campus resources if you are having trouble with your schoolwork.