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PGN Resume Guide
Your resume is one of the most important parts of an application - it's the first thing a recruiter sees, even before they see you. It's your chance to show them what you've done so far and point to where you want to be going.
An ideal resume is clear, concise, and organized. It is arranged by section, in a font that is easy to read, is free of distracting graphics, and utilizes bullet points and action verbs to get your message across.
Stick to either a serif or sans serif font consistently. Don't go below font size 10.
Your name should be big and bold; you want to be remembered.
You should hyperlink your email and LinkedIn so they can easily find out more about you.
Your education section should cover your college experience, including all the parts listed here (concentration optional).
Always use strong verbs to make your experiences seem impressive; you want to come off well from your resume, but don't exaggerate or lie.
This is a miscellaneous section; it includes extra extracurriculars, interests, skills, languages, and certifications. Feel free to mix and match whichever of these makes you the most appealing candidate.
Interests are a good way to change the narrative of an interview; if you have something interesting or something shared with the interviewer, you can spend your interview talking about that rather than your technical ability, plus, you'll know a ton about the topic.
Your work experience is probably the most important thing on your resume, and usually comes right after education; don't worry if you haven't had any big internships or jobs yet, just put down what you have.
Your experiences should follow the same format all the way through. Here we have an organization in bold, position in italics, location in bold, dates unchanged.
Do your best to fill lines all the way up - space is at a premium, and lines that only have a few words on them should be lengthened or shortened.
Your resume should only be a page long, and you want to choose your experiences selectively so it doesn't overwhelm the reader. You also want to know every single thing on your resume inside and out, because you will be asked about those items (this includes skills and experiences). This is a good thing! If they're asking you about things you know a lot about, you'll look good, so make sure you've got them down.
If you have other questions about what should or shouldn't be on your resume, or how to format, or whatever else, just let us know! You can contact us below.