How to Write a Resume for a College Application

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Nowadays college students, after completing their professional degree, hunt for a job related to their degree/profile. Therefore it is important to have a well-drafted and professional resume ready with you for applying for any type of job. A resume is a professional document that describes your professional and personal details in an effective manner. Frankly speaking, resume writing does not follow any specific pattern; rather it is divided into several sections and sub-sections. The basic sections that are included in the student's resume include career objective, educational qualifications, project details, qualities and strength, extra-curricular activities and contact information. Now let us have a look at the resume template that will provide the answer to how to write a resume for a college application.

Resume template for college students

Contact Details

  • Full name of the candidate applying for the job
  • Address of correspondence
  • Email id of the candidate
  • Telephone number of the candidate

Job Objective

The job/career objective involves 2 things; first is the position, which you are applying for and the second is the main purpose of drafting the resume. Also, show your willingness to join the organization and your commitment to have a long-term career with the organization. Strength and Qualities

This is one of the most important sections of the resume, especially for the candidates who have completed their professional degree and want to join the corporate organization. Use bullet points to mention the strength and qualities in details. Make sure that you justify your points, if asked at the time of interview. Also mention the technical skills that you gained while performing the internship.

Educational Qualifications

This section includes the academic details of the candidate in brief. The details are provided in reverse chronological order i.e. the latest degree comes first, followed by the second, third and so on. The structure is as follows:

  • Degree/Course name 1
  • College/School/Institute name
  • University name
  • Passing year
  • Duration of the course
  • Degree/Course name 2
  • College/School/Institute name
  • University name
  • Passing year
  • Duration of the course

Project Details- Many companies while hiring fresher's put stress in this section. This section includes the in-house project as well as the internship that the candidate completed for attaining their final degree. Do mention all your projects in the resume. Many students skip their in-house projects, as they do not find it important to mention in the resume. These projects act as an advantage to your resume. The structure is as follows:

  • Name/title of the project
  • Name of the organization
  • Duration of the project
  • Team size and your individual contribution
  • Short description of the project

Extra-curricular Activities

This section deals with the extra activities that you perform during you studies. It includes organizing blood donation campaign in college, participating in cultural activities, organizing sports activities and all the other extra-initiatives that you take.

Achievements and Awards

Achievements and awards involve the prizes that you received from your college/institute for participating in competitions such as sports, debate, etc. List this section in bullet points and makes sure that you carry the proof during the interview, as the recruiter can ask you to show the certificates.

Reference

The most essential part of the resume is that it helps in settling an interview round with the recruiter. Through the reference, the recruiter can get more details about the candidate. You can add more than one reference in your resume. The structure is as follows:

  • Name of the referral 1
  • Designation of the referral
  • Organization/ Company name
  • Email id of the referral
  • Telephone number of the referral
  • Name of the referral 2
  • Designation of the referral
  • Organization/ Company name
  • Email id of the referral
  • Telephone number of the referral

Personal details

This is the last section of the resume that contains the personal information about the candidate such as date of birth, father's name, hobbies, social security number, citizenship, etc.

The above template will help you to construct a professional resume for any type of job. But make sure that the information that you have entered is correct and relevant.

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