The importance of your resume cannot be understated. It is the one thing that will get you an interview, and that interview is the one thing that will get you a job. Today, however, we will not be looking at just any resumes. We will be focusing on resumes intended for entry level positions. This means that if you are just starting out in life or are looking for a career change, this list is for you.

The problem for many entry level positions is that you typically don’t have any experience. So how do you go about approaching this in a world where experience is everything? Well, that is where we come in. Today we are going to take a closer look at things you can do to make your resume stand out. There will be do’s and don’ts. There will be tips and hints. But if you follow all of this advice, it just might give you the edge that you need in order to beat out all of your job competition! These are 10 Entry Level Resume Tips To Help You Land That Job!


10. Don't use cute email addresses
If your email has the word “princess” in it, you can expect to have a hard time finding jobs. Get a professional sounding email address.
9. Keep it short
You’re just one resume out of many. The simpler it is, the more likely it’s going to get read. Besides, what are you going to put on there anyway?
8. Make use of volunteer experience
Whether it’s sports teams or church groups, put down whatever you have. Things like scouts are usually a good thing because they show life skills, discipline, and character.
7. Be available
One of the single most important factors for entry level positions is availability. The more available you are, the more likely you are to get the job.



6. Be cautious with extracurricular activities
If you are still in high school, you may be tempted to list that you are the captain of the basketball team, but keep in mind that this may reflect poorly on what we just mentioned – availability. Employers know that you’re going to have after school practices during the season.
5. Be presentable on social media
Although this is a bit tangential to your resume, keep in mind that employers will be searching for your profiles. As usual, keep it professional.
4. Never talk badly about previous jobs
Even if you hated your boss, don’t say anything negative about him/her. Always put a positive spin on things.
3. Finish school
If you’re in your twenties, and you haven’t graduated from high school, get a GED. This is important because employers want to know that you have follow through and can complete a necessary task. Showing that you have at least a basic education doesn’t hurt either.



2. Do not lie
Keep in mind that not mentioning things is different, like the fact that you despised your former employer. If you lie about something concrete, however, you could get fired.
1. Network
Finally, while a resume is necessary, don’t rely on it to get an entry level job (or any job for that matter). It’s who you know not what you know. Hustle to meet people (meetups, conferences, etc), and you’ll be surprised what can happen before you even turn your resume in.

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