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Madness in Your Resume


One of the biggest reasons certain teams succeed in March Madness is because of their resume. In basketball, a team’s resume is a breakdown of everything they’ve done that season – both good and bad. In order to get into the tournament and get a good seeding, your resume has to be better than the next team’s.

Sound familiar?

When you’re applying for jobs, your resume will almost always be asked for. And much like the teams in the tourney, your chances of being selected it to the interview stage depends on how good your resume is. Sounds intimidating, doesn’t it? But don’t worry. We here at JSG have put together a little guide to help your chances of getting selected for a job interview.

The Resume basics

First, you’ll need the basics. There are so many different things you can include. Job experience, volunteering, leadership experiences, and education are just four of the many things you can include on that all-important resume. We’ve got you covered though. Check out our Resumes 101, where you’ll learn exactly how to get started.

When you start writing your resume, you’ll really start to wonder what exactly needs to be on there. Maybe you’ll write something and think, “Do I really need to put this on there?” It can be so hard to answer. Luckily, we’ve created a must-haves list of what you need on it, so you don’t have to stress out about what you should or should not include.

Perfecting it

Now more likely than not, you’re going to struggle to put your resume together. And when it comes to editing it, you need to make sure you’re not lying to yourself. Before you submit it, you need to make sure it lives up to these three phrases.

You’ve written your experiences and your descriptions. You’ve included all of those important hard-skills that make you a qualified candidate. One thing you can’t overlook is your soft skills, and this is the perfect time to insert them. Soft skills are what will really set you apart. We think these are the best ones to include on your resume. You can thank us later.

Before you submit it

Finally, when it comes to submitting your resume, you’ll want to give yourself the best chances of it getting selected. After all, you really want to get hired for this job or else you wouldn’t have put in all this work beforehand. When submitting it, you need to make sure these three things are up to par. If you do, your resume will make you a much better seed than the competition.

The tourney has just begun, but wow has it been an eventful week. Upsets, buzzer beaters, and overtimes helped start the first morning of the tournament. Take it from the teams playing, all you need is a good resume to get in, and the rest is up to you!

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