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Asked by Thalira on October 2, 2017

When I graduated high school I went off to pursue a degree in fashion design. A professor I had lacked enthusiasm in teaching a class that was directly related to my major. I was discouraged. I came home and attended a community college for a semester but eventually dropped out for the same issue. It has been about three years and I am jumping back on the saddle taking classes once again and it seems to be going very well this time around. In this three year span I had a job that I would rather not put on a resume/application. Other than that I do not have any other type of work experience. I want to work in the fashion industry and retail, I believe, is a great start. I was wondering if you could recommend what else I can put on my resume when it comes to work experience. I was in theater, band, and a cheerleader in high school. Should I include this on my resume? What else could I include as I don't have much work experience?

DuPont have responded.

I would say in your case, you'll want to list your work experience on your resume even though the work isn't directly related to the industry you want to get into. You'll still want to list it to show that…

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Asked by Thalira on October 2, 2017

How do I fill out a resume/ application with no work experience?

Merck & Co., Textron have responded.

Hi there - think about any opportunities that you've had to gain transferable skills. Did you have any informal summer work? Have you had opportunities for leadership within any clubs or organizations? Were…

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Asked by Robert on September 27, 2017

Hello, Should academic and athletic accomplishments, extra curricular activities such as clubs, student government and community service be included on your college resume... starting junior year this fall? Does it speak to ones work ethic or, does it look like boasting? If you have long list how would you determine what's important to include? Thank you

Merck & Co., Accenture have responded.

Hi there. You need to make sure that you are being thoughtful and strategic about what you include on your resume, as it really is the first opportunity that employers have to get to know you. I would definitely…

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Asked by Kaylie on September 13, 2017

When reviewing resumes and employment applications of newly graduated college students, do employers value a higher GPA or a more rigorous class schedule?

VFC, Cardinal Health have responded.

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…

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Asked by Emma on September 13, 2017

What are the most important things to include on a resume?

BNYMellon, ADM have responded.

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,…

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