Didn’t make it to Ed’s recent resume building workshop? Not to worry, whippersnappers! Here are the top 5 things we learned.
1. Make sure your resume is organized and has your most recent experiences at the top.
Editors are super swamped with reviewing resumes, so they’re likely to just skim it. Make sure yours is well organized with specific sections to ensure the important points aren’t overlooked.
2. Stick to a two-font maximum
To avoid having your resume look like your 8-year-old birthday party invitations, make sure it isn’t crammed full of fonts. Go with a simple serif font. You can never go wrong with Times New Roman!
3. Leave off expected skills
These days, everyone is proficient in Microsoft Word. Not sure how to stand out? If you know html coding, definitely include that. Editors love to see unusual skills that may be applicable to the job or internship you’re applying for.
4. Don’t be afraid to add some pizazz to your resume
Have you traveled extensively? Jot that down. Did you play the tuba in a symphonic orchestra? Don’t leave that off. Everything on your resume doesn’t need to be writing-related. Editors look for interesting, quirky things that make you, you.
5. Proofread, Proofread, Proofread
Making sure there are zero typos is probably the most important part of fixing your resume, especially in the magazine world. So don’t be afraid to have your professor read it over one more time. And your roommate. And maybe even your mom, just to be safe.
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