Regardless of where you are in college right now, it is important to be thinking about what is going on with your resume. Your experiences, volunteer work, and accomplishments should all be included, as well as other pertinent information you think the employer should see. However, in order to stand out, it is necessary for your resume to be something that is different from others applying for the same positions as you.
If you are a nursing or education student, you will have to complete clinical rotations and student teaching. Everyone in those programs must complete those requirements, and everyone will have those experiences on their resume. Because of this, it is necessary to think about ways to distinguish yourself from the rest of the pack. Start by asking yourself these questions:
-What am I doing to volunteer in my community?
-Are there student clubs and professional organizations I can join in order to enhance my knowledge of my area of study?
-What type of part-time work can I do to supplement my studies?
-Who can I contact that might be able to help me gain additional experience?
Once you have these answers in mind, sit down and look over your resume once more. Make it stand out from your peers and make it have something that employers will be intrigued about. How can you make yourself unique?