Took a gap year after college. Should I update my resume?

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imcool19
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Took a gap year after college. Should I update my resume?

Postby imcool19 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:03 pm

Should I update my resume to include what I did after college, even if that would make it a 2-page resume?

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Re: Took a gap year after college. Should I update my resume?

Postby Cellar-door » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:09 pm

imcool19 wrote:Should I update my resume to include what I did after college, even if that would make it a 2-page resume?

Yes. Though likely there is plenty you can cut to add it and still make 1 page.
Edit to clarify:
Your resume should have the following:
Undergrad Institution, graduation date, major and GPA
Work experience
Activities/Involvement/Honors
MAYBE a skills section.

It should not have the following:
Objective
Summary of qualifications
Courses taken
Anything involving high school(except if you were an National Merit scholar that gets thrown in the honors list)

If that takes more than 1 page for someone just one year out of undergrad you are doing something wrong.
Last edited by Cellar-door on Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Took a gap year after college. Should I update my resume?

Postby stillwater » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:13 pm

There is literally no reason at your age that your resume needs to be more than 1 page.

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Re: Took a gap year after college. Should I update my resume?

Postby imcool19 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:32 pm

Why should I NOT have my courses listed on my resume?? Because of the transcript?

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Re: Took a gap year after college. Should I update my resume?

Postby francesfarmer » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:33 pm

imcool19 wrote:Why should I NOT have my courses listed on my resume?? Because of the transcript?

Because that shit doesn't belong on a resume.

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Re: Took a gap year after college. Should I update my resume?

Postby TripTrip » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:36 pm

You're listing courses... on a resume...?

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Re: Took a gap year after college. Should I update my resume?

Postby imcool19 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:48 pm

all right! thanks :)




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