so i recently got my resume critiqued and learned a lot of things
if you’re in post-secondary education, don’t include your high school (especially if you’re in your last 2 years). employers really don’t care about high school because it was so many years ago
include your intended graduation year. don’t just say “2014-present” because you could be planning to graduate next year or in 6 years and how will employers know?
include your major under education and any educational goals you may have such as professional certifications. this will show recruiters right off the bat what you are planning to do in the future and will give you a leg up if you’re applying to an internship related to those goals
don’t just make a huge list of skills. anyone can write that they have strong interpersonal skills and are good at critical and analytical thinking. for each skill you list, give some examples that prove you really do have it. try not to use examples from your experience section, put something new so the recruiter doesn’t have to read about your work with the yearbook committee three times
don’t make a huge list of skills!!! choose a few that are relevant to the job you want
don’t use the word “skills”, use something that sounds more professional like “qualifications”
including an objective isn’t mandatory but it can help recruiters to see at a glance where you are going in the future and if you are a good fit for their company. if you do include one, make it detailed but short because hiring managers don’t like reading
in your objective, focus on how you can benefit the company and how you’re right for the job, not the other way around
provide all contact info, including address, home and cell phone and email. use your university or college email because this makes you look much more professional than a hotmail account does
if your GPA is higher than 3.50 (when measured on a 4.0 scale), you should include it. however be prepared because you may be asked about it in the interview
include if you’ve ever gotten recognition in past jobs or clubs for outstanding performance like employee of the month or a VIP award. this shows that you’re dedicated to what you do
Kaoru: Woah, what’s with the cast? Kyoua: I sprained my wrist. …Do you want to know how I actually hurt my wrist? Hikaru:Yes. Kyouya: I was hula hooping. Hitachiins: … Kyouya: My sister has me attend a class with her for fun. Hitachiins: Oh my God. Kyouya: I’ve mastered all the moves. *pulls out his phone and starts showing them pictures* The pizza toss, the tornado, the scorpion, the oopsie-doodle. Kaoru: *amazed and delighted* Why are you telling us this? Kyouya: *deleting the pictures* Because no one will ever believe you. Hikaru: You sick bastard.
Contex: Playing Princes of the Apocalypse, in one of the Elemental Temples. Party consists of a human warlock, half orc barbarian, Tabaxi archer, Dragonborn sorcerer, and Dragonborn Paladin (me). We just killed a giant.
Sorcerer: I want to pick up his club. (Rolls a 10)
Gm: you pick it up 2 inches off the ground
Me: After he sets it down, I pick it up, trying to show him up. (Rolls natural 20)
Gm: (laughing) You effortlessly pick it up and heft it over your shoulder.
*a few minutes later, fighting some monks)
Sorcerer misses with a staff attack.
Me to sorcerer: watch this.
I then proceed to roll another 20 and smash the monks into paste with the club.