How to Write the Best Entry Level Resume: Part 2

By Anne Brown

4. Be truthful on your entry level resume.

There is a difference between exaggerating on your resume and lying on your resume. Guess which one we condone? If someone can make a quick phone call to verify what you've said on your resume, or in an interview, make sure it's the truth.

5. Use action words that evoke a positive response.

When you are drafting your list of achievements and responsibilities (per position or company), make sure you include words that are likely to evoke positive emotions from whoever is reading your resume. Words like: achieved, launched, led, maximized, etc.

6. Keep your resume to one page.

A big mistake that many recent college grads make is trying to copy resumes of professionals who have several more years of work experience than they do. Hiring managers and recruiters can almost always see through this, and it makes you, the job candidate, look silly and unprofessional.

7. Include key information that managers expect to see on your entry level resume.

They are: Name, Contact Info (this could be your campus and permanent address plus an email and phone or each, or just linkedin profile, email and phone), Education, Past Experience, Special Skills, Awards and Honors, and Computer Skills (if this applies to your field). View or download our free entry level resume templates (coming soon).

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Anne Brown is a former journalist who became involved in writing about career development and success strategies after gaining experience in a wide variety of fields and industries herself. Anne is the author of the two books listed in the bookstore.