Resume Building

When applying for jobs the first thing the prospective company will ask for is your resume. Resumes are your way to show yourself off and to stand out from the rest of the crowd. Resumes are not all about what jobs you have had in the past, but also about what clubs you have been involved in or service projects you have taken part in. Anything that can show that you will be an asset to the specific company is fair game to put on a resume. To build the best resume I recommend all students to take advantage of Benedictine’s staff of experts in the career development office. To do this you must simply go down to the office located in the lower level of the Krasa Center in room 010 or email career development at career@ben.edu and schedule an appointment. It usually takes about a day or even sometimes less to schedule a meeting, but once a meeting has been scheduled it is likely that you will meet with Lynne Schrott. If for some reason she does not respond you can also call career development at 630-829-6040.  Anyways, Lynne guided me through the entire process of building my resume and was imperative in helping me acquire my internship just a month after finishing my resume.

Before I sat down with Lynne I honestly had no idea where to even begin when it came to a resume. I was so intimidated at the thought of making a resume that I almost didn’t want to make one at all. DO NOT PANIC!!! I learned that the most important thing to building a resume is actually starting the resume itself. Its like drawing a blank on where to start a paper: The best way to do it is by simply getting started. Creating a resume may seem intimidating to do because it can be the difference between getting a job and being unemployed, but that is why the helpful people in the career development office are here. It is their job to ease the process in putting together a resume and helping out with future jobs. So again, I highly advise every student, no matter the major, to invest some time in the career development office and their immeasurable services.

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