An Undergraduate Resume is basically a request for a recommendation letter. You want to see if there is anyone in your future who is willing to write that letter for you.
The first step in the right direction is to open up a professional directory where you can find contact information of potential letter writers and their companies. You want to be sure they are reputable and credible. You want to make sure the letter is not written by someone you do not trust, since it may help land you an interview.
Another recommendation letter, you should request is from your own writing, college or university, book store, library, etc. Of course you have to use discretion because what you write in your resume will stay with a hiring manager for years to come. It is a personal statement, not a research document.
Next, try to envision what it would be like to get an internship or paid job where you were writing a resume. You do not want to meet with a company’s CEO or HR for interviews because you may feel pressured. You would rather have a letter writer read your resume to determine whether you would be a good match for their company.
Another way to get a letter for your resume is by creating your own online application or having a friend or family member do it for you. Once you have all your information ready, try to write a convincing letter. Be sure to mention your passion for your field of study and your school’s reputation. Remember, they will not put a resume with a letter as you will always have to introduce yourself as a person.
Write in a logical, clear and logical manner to show that you are competent and equipped to get a job. Use the following guidelines when writing a letter:
The next paragraph should cover your extracurricular activities, your awards, your awards in school, etc. Your most important thing is to answer the question, “What makes you unique?” This question makes a recommendation letter, so it is important to know this. You will also have to answer questions about your skills, motivation, experience, personality and interest in the job.
In the next paragraph, you should put your students or your book that you recommend in the essay. Be sure to include a few sentences about your activities with them. You may also want to write a couple of paragraphs about what made you think they were a good candidate for the position.
After your last paragraph, close the letter. This shows you have put in all the effort to get a letter and you are confident enough to trust the writer. This should help you in knowing that you have been evaluated.
Now, close with a few lines about your ambitions in life and where you want to go. If you want to use your letter to land a job, put a call to action on top.
As you can see, a recommendation letter can help you get the right direction when writing your resume. And now you can work on getting a job too!