Creating my First College Resume

Are you are considering part-time employment while attending BGSU? You’ll impress employers if you have a resume that reflects the transferable skills and experience you’ve gained so far. No formal work experience? No problem! Student Employment Services has some helpful resume documents to help you create your first resume or give your high school resume a BGSU makeover.

A resume is a formal summary of your experience and education. It should be error-free, accurate, and well organized. Your resume often serves as an employer’s first impression of you.

In order for your resume to be accepted into Handshake, it must meet the minimum requirements. Taking the time to review the minimum requirements and the other helpful documents below will speed up the time it takes to make it through the resume approval process.

If you find it challenging to find the words to describe your job responsibilities, O*Net OnLine is a great online guide to help identify tasks, skills, knowledge, and abilities associated with jobs/occupations. Below, you can view sample “resume language” for some common part-time positions such as Child Care Provider, Food Service Work, Groundskeeper and Sales Clerk.  For additional occupations visit O*NetOnLine and enter a job title or occupation in the Occupation Quick Search box.

These additional helpful resources will help you get started on your resume. At the start of each Fall and Spring semester, Student Employment hosts a series of Resume Rookie workshops to help you get a jump-start on your BGSU resume. 

If you need additional assistance, contact Student Employment Services 419-372-2865.

Updated: 05/27/2021 01:07PM