1. Provide concrete evidence of your qualifications
"Most recruiters spend about 7 minutes scanning through profiles.” says Andro Kahn. In that time, an applicant’s resume should ideally communicate key competencies and achievements in a clear and concise manner.
For students and graduates without professional experience, this means providing evidence of your qualifications in detail. Monique explains:
“They should have a think about all the activities that they have been involved in that helped them develop as a person. This could be work experience, but it could also be voluntary activities.”
2. Quantify your contributions
Sometimes the difference between a good resume and a great one lies in the details. Monique says:
“If you have written on your resume that you were active in a study or a student’s association, on a great resume, you would also quantify your involvement. For example, whether you had any budget responsibilities, how big the association was etc. Quantifying the experience is important.”