I just graduated high school and I'm applying for a job. I have no work experience. What should I include on my resume? I was going to put I was the captain of the varsity baseball team to show leadership and communication. Should I include volunteer information? Any suggestions?
Yes, include your athletic experience and any other "non-classroom" school-related activities you may have participated in as well. Volunteer information is also great to add, any experience you have…View all answers »
Is it ok to e-mail companies directly expressing an interest in an internship/entry level position if they have no job openings that fit my profile? Is this more effective than applying for posted jobs? I feel that if a specific opening is posted hundreds of people apply and it is very unlikely to be invited for an interview.
YES, it is OK. In fact, it shows initiative which is an attribute admired by many hiring managers. If there is nothing available, there is a chance that a hiring manager or recruiter would…
I'm currently applying for jobs, and I want to know if I should be including a cover letter with my resume if the company doesn't specifically ask for one? If so, what should I say in the cover letter?
Great question! I think all recruiters have a different opinion on cover letters. For me personally, I do not typically review cover letters and usually only look at the resume. If recruiters are receiving…View all answers »
What type of personal information should I include on my resume?
Great questions! When is comes to personal information, one should not overwhelm their resume and just keep it simple and straight to the point. The routine route one goes with is Full Name, Address, City,…View all answers »
What should I not include on my resume?
The points below is really about keeping your resume professional and for the hiring team knows the facts about your skills sets and experience to make a decision.
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