So you made the transition from an intern to an entry-level staff member at your company, and are now exploring new adventures beyond the horizon. This means it’s time to update your resume. The question that needs to be asked is, what are you looking to say in your “updated” resume? There are ways you can go about highlighting your entry-level experience to help you advance further in your career without overextending the truth. Bellow are three tips.
1. What Have You Done to Further the Company’s Goals?
Regardless of where you rank in the organization, the work that you do helps to further the goals of the company. Don’t list the tasks you were given, but instead, focus on what you ACCOMPLISHED! For example, suppose you were a PR Assistant, did you assist in getting the company media coverage? How many press contacts did you deal with and with what media outlet did you secure coverage in? These are things you want to include in your resume to demonstrate to your potential employers what you have contributed to help get the company media exposure. Also, remember that where applicable, numbers and percentages are VERY IMPORTANT to include. Hiring managers make it a point to look for results that can be quantified. Keep in mind that given the fact that you may be an entry-level employee, those figures may not necessarily be as high as someone more advanced in rank. Nonetheless, they are still good to feature in your resume.
Who Were Your Team Members?
Did You Get Recognition While on the Job?
We have just provided you with some tips to help make your resume shine based on your experience as an entry-level employee. Remember that you want to be as honest and accurate as possible, and present yourself in a good light.
What are some ways entry-level employees can make their resumes stand out? Any specific items or experiences that should be highlighted? Share your thoughts below!