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Building a Resume and Networking for Tomorrow

Molly Dustin, C'23

Are you worried about the strength of your resume? Do you have a working resume? Whatever your answer is to those questions, the Career Center is here to help.

A core foundational document you will need in college and post-college is a resume.  Think of a resume as a document to put your best foot forward and show the world what makes you the best fit for the given position. A resume is required or at least desired for nearly all jobs and/or internships.  Typically, most employers will spend just a couple of minutes or even seconds looking over your resume before deciding whether to move on or to contact you further.

With that in mind, you must keep your resume organized, short, and to the point.  Think of your resume as showcasing yourself in a piece to market oneself: informing the employer about your skills, experiences and accolades.  To learn more about the do’s and don’ts of resume building, check out the Career Counseling & Job Resources on the Career Center’s webpage or schedule a session with a career counselor through Handshake

A Resume Review with Alumni event will take place on campus and in person from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on September 16. If you are interested in attending, you must register for the event on Handshake. Once you register, you will receive details about the event's location.   

This event features several alumni with experience from various industries such as government and politics, federal contracting, accounting, software engineering, academia and librarianship.  You will have the opportunity to pick the minds of successful Mount graduates about their industry and how you can find similar success.  Not only will you be able to talk with alumni, but you will have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed and get insider tips on what an employer is looking for on your resume.

It is never too early to begin building your resume and networking for tomorrow. 

Molly Dustin, C'23