U.S. college hiring is expected to increase by almost 17% in 2019. Many employers also reported that they plan to concentrate on converting more interns to full-time hires.
Resume Tips to Help You Stand Out!
When it comes to choosing between two (or more) equally qualified candidates, employers look for attributes on a candidate’s resume that influence their decision. In order of most influential to least, employers noted that they look for the following attributes on a candidate’s resume:
- Has completed an internship within organization
- Has internship experience within the industry
- Has held a leadership position
- Has general work experience
- Has been involved in extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, student government, etc.)
- High GPA (3.0 or above)
- School attended
- Has done volunteer work
- Is fluent in a foreign language
- Has studied abroad
With college hiring increasing in 2019, it’s important for students to be engaged with the Career Services offices in their college/school. Here’s how:
- Meet with a Career Counselor: From freshman year to graduation, the career counselors in your college/school are there to support you at all stages of your career development.
- Upload your resume on Hire a Red Hawk: When you upload your resume, it is automatically routed to your career services office for review and feedback. Take advantage of this free resource as you begin your job and internship search!
- Attend the Spring 2019 Career and Internship Fairs: Throughout the spring semester, employers from various organizations and industries will be on campus recruiting students for full-time, part-time and internship opportunities!
- Complete an Internship Before You Graduate: Year-over-year employers report that having internship experience is the most influential attribute when making hiring selections. Having completed an internship gives you a competitive edge when entering the job market.
- Assess Yourself and Your Career Readiness: Have you ever taken the time to evaluate your strengths, values and interests? It’s an important step in your career development, and career services offers a FREE, easy-to-use self assessment tool.
- U.S. Marine Corp Tabling Event: Tuesday, February 12, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Student Center, 2nd Floor Lobby.
- Webinar – Job Interviews: Wednesday, February 13, 12-1 p.m., Online.
- Government, Nonprofit and Law Career Fair: Wednesday, February 20, 2-4:30 p.m., Student Center, Ballrooms.