iSCHOOL CAREER FAIR TIPS: PART 2
Following up on our last career services newsletter, we’ve compiled a few more tips to help you make the most of the iSchool Career Fair (ICF).
And don’t forget, we still have a few upcoming events aimed at providing you with the skills you need to stand out:
#4: CUSTOMIZE YOUR RESUME
Step number one in preparing your resume for ICF is, of course, making sure it’s updated with your most recent jobs and internships, class projects, volunteer experiences, etc.
Career fairs present a unique challenge in preparing your resume, though, in that you’ll be handing it to variety of employers, each with different hiring needs and methods of evaluation. Creating multiple different versions of your resume, tailored to specific companies, can help your applicant profile stand out.
If you download the (available on iOS and Android), you’ll be able to see organization overviews and hiring needs provided by the recruiters.* Use this information to adapt your resume.
For instance, imagine you’re interested in cybersecurity and see that Company X is hiring for a Security Consultant. An easy initial adjustment would be adding a line into your summary of qualifications that mentions your knowledge of, and passion for, information security policies and standards. Furthermore, you could choose to put more emphasis and projects from relevant courses (say, INFO 312 or IMT 556 ). While relatively minor changes, it will demonstrate you’ve researched the organization beforehand, which in turn will reflect your enthusiasm for a potential job opportunity.
Company overviews can also give insight into the organization’s values, which may affect what past roles and projects you highlight on your resume.
Representatives from ICF-registered organizations, along with UW career services and HR employees, will be there to provide individualized resume advice. You can also find sample resumes online, view our Writing Killer Resumes workshop, or
*If information for the 2019 career fair isn’t live as of this posting, it will be soon after. Continue reading