College Student Resume

College student resumes are generally those resumes which are written by students who are presently studying in a college and students who have freshly graduated. Many students need money to cover their expenditures and the best way to solve the problem is by taking a job. There are many job opportunities for students available and students can apply for the post they are interested in.

Students who are still engaged in college education and students who have recently graduated must know how to write a resume properly if they are applying for a job. Many students suffer from the myth that resumes play little to no role during job application process. They must know the fact that a perfectly written resume plays a major role in job approval and hence it is very essential to write a resume that looks appealing and is persuasive.

Framing an appropriate resume requires the practice of certain rules and techniques. Student applicants must be aware of these rules so that it becomes easy for them to frame their resume properly for their job application. Below mentioned are some very important rules and tips that will help applicants in constructing a better resume.

Tips for writing a better college student resume

  • Online research: students can do some online browsing and get information on the various formats and techniques available for resume writing. Applicants can also search for the particular post they are applying for and look for the technique for constructing that particular resume.

  • Format: A proper format gives the resume its look and appeal. Format is nothing but the style or the lay out design following which the resume is to be constructed. A format guides the writer about the sequence in which personal, professional and academic information about the applicant must be written. Without a format applicants won't be able to write the resume properly and organize the facts and figures appropriately.

  • Brief writing: Once the format is decided, applicants must start writing the resume. Applicants should always keep the resume brief and simple. The recruiter must be quickly made aware of applicant's potential and credibility. As a result the resume must be written promptly and to the point. No additional information must be provided that is irrelevant to the post. Applicants must avoid writing long sentences and paragraphs. Bulleted points must be used to describe stuff.

  • Simple language: Resumes must be written in simple language that is easy to read and understand. The recruiter won't appreciate a resume that possesses a very difficult lingo. Hence simple language must be used.

  • Official tone: Official tone must be used while writing the resume as it gives the resume a professional appeal. Informal words and phrases must not be used.

  • Proof reading: Applicants must proof read the resume several times once they complete it. Proof reading reduces the possibilities of typo errors and spelling mistakes.

Below is a sample resume of a college student applying for a waiter job. The sample resume consists of fictional details and applicants can change it according to their needs and requirement.

Sample Resume of a College Student


Sam Hofstadter
18th Ellipsis Avenue, Hell's Kitchen
Manhattan, New York City (345 6789)
Email address: [email protected]
Telephone: 4354 456666

Career Objective: To work as a waiter in a well known restaurant or food center where I can use my good communication and hospitality skills to serve the customers and take care of their request.

Career Profile: Prior experience of working as a waiter in an established restaurant for a period of 14 months. Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Summary of Skills:

  • Highly motivated and hard working
  • Possess good hotel catering skills and expertise
  • Highly evolved in verbal and written communication
  • Patience and ability to work under pressure
  • Efficient team worker
  • Good management and organizational skills
  • Good hospitality and polite behavior

Work Experience:

Restaurant: Zikkomo Cafe
Post: Waiter
Duration: March 2010 to August 2011
Responsibilities:

  • Receiving orders from customers
  • Serving of ordered food and beverages to the customer
  • Receiving and explaining issues of the customers
  • Building good relationship with customers
  • Communication with other staff and managing kitchen work

Declaration: I hereby declare that the above information is true as per my knowledge.

Reference: Reference will be provided on request.

We hope that the above resume sample and tips for writing a college student resume will help student applicants in writing better resumes for their job application.

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