Minimal job experience? No problem!You've just graduated and are ready to land your first real job after college or high school. But how do you write thefirst resume and cover letter of your careerif you don't have any previous jobs to list? How do youstand outabove the other applicants--including people with more experience who are out of work--with your summer job at the diner, internship at the local paper, or spot on the Ultimate Frisbee team?Dr. Q to the rescue! For two decades, communication professor Quentin Schultze has been teaching resume-writing to college students and recent graduates, helping themidentify their strengths and transferable skills from their unique life experiences--from extracurriculars to part-time jobs to internships to volunteering. WithResume 101, you'll discover the secrets to composing strong, impressive resumes and cover letters, such as:What to include when you lack professional experienceHow to get great references and recommendationsWhy to use a summary rather than objective statementWhen to include hobbies, travel, and technology skillsWhat to do if your GPA isn't sky-highWhich designs and basic formats work the bestWhere to find the perfect verbs and adjectives for a specific jobWith Dr. Q's help, you'll soon have a resume and cover letter that will show hiring managers who you really are, why you're prefect for your dream job, and why they should chooseyou.
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