New Graduate (Entry Level) Resume

Advantages and Disadvantage of the New Graduate Resume Format

The majority of recent graduates list their degree or diploma and related courses on their resume, which really doesn’t give potential employers a true sense of their skills and knowledge. On the other hand, the New Grad Resume Format (developed by Resume World) highlights the skills and knowledge gained through education and links to the competency requirements of a job cluster or profession related to one's education and career aspiration. It starts with areas of skills and knowledge, followed by education, employment experience, volunteer work and/or extra-curricular activities.

Advantage

The New Grad Resume Format is ideal for new and recent graduates and students where education speaks volume and employment experience is of less importance. This format is preferred by recruiters and hiring managers because it gives them a broader sense of the skills and capabilities acquired through a comprehensive education. It is also a flexible format that can be customized to fit a position's requirements drawing upon your transferable skills and experience gained through your studies.

Disadvantage

The New Grad Format may negatively impact individuals who have graduated longer than three years because it may be perceived by employers that your skills and knowledge gained through education are no longer cutting edge.

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