When reviewing resumes and employment applications of newly graduated college students, do employers value a higher GPA or a more rigorous class schedule?
I would tend to say the GPA because how would I know how rigorous your class schedule was? Your question assumes that the employer knows more than they likely do about your chosen major and associated…View all answers »
When employers are reviewing resumes for a new hire, is hands-on job experience or co-curricular activities valued more?
For sure, both are valued more than your "in class" experience. Most employers will be more interested in what you did outside of the classroom vs. in it. We want to know how you…View all answers »
What are the most important things to include on a resume?
Gaining the initial attention from a company can be difficult, which is why you should sculpt your resume toward each position and company to which you apply. Each position and company has a different mission,…View all answers »
What's an appropriate way to ask someone if you can use them as a reference on your resume?
I recommend prior to adding someone as a reference, to always check with them. I would check with past supervisors, professors that you worked with closely or mentors from an internship. Employers will typically…View all answers »
Do you recommend putting relevant course descriptions on an entry level information technology resume?
My advice to you would be to only include relevant course descriptions on an entry level resume if you still have space left once you have filled it with the other necessary content. This content…
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