Colette’s Resume

January 27, 2009 at 5:28 pm Leave a comment

Colette sent me an email after seeing some of my Resume Rehab blog posts. She is getting ready to apply to grad school and needed to get her resume ready.

She already had lots of great information on her resume – lots of great work and volunteer experience.  I simply edited it down and rearranged it a little bit. Some of the things I did included removing articles like “a, an, the” and redundancies like mentioning the organization’s name in your responsibilities. You’ll also see that I limited the resume to one page. This will also help keep the reader’s attention. Finally, I did some text formatting work to maximize space and ease of reading.

If she wanted, she could flip-flop the Professional Experience and the Education sections. Putting Education lower on the resume de-emphasizes the fact that you are a recent graduate and puts more of a focus on your work experience.

Best of luck to Colette in grad school land!

Colette’s Resume

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Coming soon: Colette’s resume Beating around the bush

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