Resume Tips for Entry-Level STEM Careers


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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students have become very attractive to hiring managers in the last few years. As a new grad you are excited to use your new degree to land your first job, but writing a resume for a new college grad is difficult. The ideal resume, especially in a STEM field, does not only describe how you have filled your summers, it also lists the jobs and research positions you have held. It also provides a description of your interests, bases of knowledge, and transferable skills. Keep reading to learn a few tips on what STEM resumes should include, and how to make your STEM resume stand out from the crowd.
How to Avoid the Black Hole


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In this context the black hole is not a scientific term but rather the annoying condition when people apply for posted job openings and they never hear back. It is very frustrating because applying for positions is a time consuming effort often with no results. But why is this so prevalent? The answer is simple; because 72% of job applications are never seen by the human eye.
Is My Resume Too Long?


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How long should my resume be? This is one of the most common questions in the job-search world. The answer, it depends on many factors including years of experience, number of jobs, and resume layout. Not too long ago job seekers were told that a resume should not exceed one page. Those who broke the golden rule were destined for the circular file. The only rule in resume writing these days is that a resume needs to be relevant. This holds true whether the candidate is just out of school or has worked for 20+ years.
Does Font Really Make a Difference on a Resume?


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People ask me this question all the time. Does the font really make a difference? Isn’t it the content that matters most? [...] Here are the best font choices for job seekers, and the kind of message each one sends to potential employers.
Do I really need to hire a resume writer?


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Do I really need to hire a resume writer? This is the question that many job seekers ask themselves at one point or another during their job search. Most professionals believe they can write their own resume. After all, they are educated, and they know their industry and profession better than anyone else, right?

Editor's Note

There is one comforting element about the job search process: the resume writing process. Why? Because writing a resume entails no surprises, only hard work. It is not like the job interview or the networking function where you have to perform on the spot. Writing a resume is all about hard work and dedication. Why then do so many people fail at writing a proper or effective resume? Because they are lazy, are engaged in wishful thinking, don't want to face their past, don't believe in themselves or don't recognize their own limitations.

As you write your resume, don't lose sight of what a resume is about. A resume is a document intended to show to a potential employer, as "objectively" as possible, why your experience and qualifications make you the best candidate for the job. Objectively was put in quotes because, although the resume has to be written in an impersonal tone, the content of the resume can be very subjective: What do you believe your experience was? What do you believe your accomplishments were? What do you believe you contributed to your prior employers?

WorkBloom's Resume Center is a collection of resume tips, resume articles and resume samples intended to help you write the best resume that you possibly can. We have asked for contributions from leading resume writers to give you their insights into all the aspects of resume writing. Now, the ball is in your hands. Good luck!


Leslie Toth

Leslie Toth, MBA, CPRW, PHR
Professional Resume Writer & Human Resources Consultant

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