First, you can tailor your résumé specifically toward the position you are applying to! It's okay to create different versions of your résumé that highlight specific skills or experiences based on the position you are applying to.
The goal of a resume is to truly showcase your personal brand and overall experience in effort to help you be more competitive for future internships and jobs. Below are some general tips to consider when developing your resume:
- Your resume should effectively illustrate all of the experience, skills and attributes you possess. Be authentic and show off what makes you unique. Remember, well-constructed resume takes time to create.
- A recruiter wants to see the most important, relevant information to a TWDC internship/job to which you’re applying. Plan on carefully reviewing each job description to ensure your experience directly aligns with the required qualifications for the position.
- Your resume should be one or two full pages in length. Grammar, punctuation and the overall format should appear flawless. The content of your resume needs to tell a clear and purposeful story on why you are a strong candidate for the role.
- Remember, a resume should not be “one size fits all.” Instead, resumes should be personalized to the specific job posting for which you are applying.
- While not required for many positions, you may consider creating a cover letter to submit. Cover letters should never be generic but truly “speak to” the opening for which you are applying. Every cover letter should be customized to ensure it addresses why you could potentially be a great fit for the posting. Just remember, a recruiter will likely spend far more time reviewing your resume than a cover letter. Therefore, we recommend concentrating your time on developing your resume. You may address a cover letter to “Hiring Leader,” “Recruiter” or “To Whom it May Concern.”
Finally, don’t forget about the terrific resources at your disposal on campus inclusive of your University Career Center. Among the many programming and advisement offerings, they assist current students as well as alumni with developing effective resumes. Consider leveraging a Career Center advisor to help take your resume from good to great! Good luck!