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How to review student resumes

Resumes are an important document students need to compete for professional development opportunities. The resume review process often leaves little room for any error or inability to aptly demonstrate ones fit with the opportunity. There is a high level of skill and attention to detail that goes into writing a professional resume. Thus, students will need a lot of support in crafting competitive documents that can secure them an interview.

Helping a student review his/her resume is a crucial role as you have to help them identify mistakes or omissions they may not know to look out for. It is also an opportunity to coach a student to become more aware of what to pay attention to when writing a resume. The resource attached below provides a guide to helping students do this in 3 key steps:

  1. Identifying the opportunity the student is applying for and what skills, strengths, qualifications are required
  2. Reviewing the students resume with an understanding of the opportunity requirements
  3. Giving the student detailed constructive feedback that is easy to follow

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