If you are looking for a job, your best weapon is a well written and well formatted resume. Keep in mind that it is your first contact with your potential employer. So a sharp resume goes along way to get there. Here are a few tips on how to write a good resume for a college student:

1) Use the templates you have in your Word processing program. They are usually clear, direct and allow you to put the necessary information. Just plug in the necessary info and your resume is good to go.

2) Do not put personal information such as your gender, race and age in your resume. Your employer does not need to know that. And if that information is ever asked from you, know that it is illegal.

3) The main categories that should be included on your resume are:

- Education
- Professional Experience
- Extra-curricular Activities (Volunteering, Personal project, etc…)
- Languages spoken (if you speak a foreign language)

4) NEVER under any circumstances put any salary information on your resume, even if it is requested in the job posting. The only reason an employer wants to know that is to see if they can afford you. You don’t want to work for that kind of employer.

5) If you have finished writing your resume, there are two things you ABSOLUTELY have to do. First, do a quick spell-check to see if you wrote everything right. Second, have a friend read it; they might see something that you missed.

Ready to go? Perfect! To help you along the way, we have compiled for you some links that will make resume writing easier for you:

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