And while adding your hard and soft skills to a ‘strengths’ or ‘talents’ section is great, make sure to also include a separate skills section to your undergraduate resume.
This will help you pass applicant tracking systems (ATS) that screen applicant documents for certain keywords.
The education section: your time to shine
Since you’re still a student, the education section is something you should devote great attention to.
Make sure that you include the relevant courses you’ve taken and the highest grades you’ve received.
And remember: pointing out how different majors, minors, and projects have helped you develop certain skills and personal qualities will without a doubt impress recruiters.
It will also give them more insight into the industry knowledge you have and the value you can bring to the company.
And if you want to get bonus points, combine your undergraduate resume’s education section with a strong certificates section.
Certificates - the key to every recruiter’s heart
Certificates show you are willing to learn more than what’s expected from you. They also show you know how to put theory into practice.
That being said, they are a great way to stand out from other applicants and land an interview.
If you’re wondering which certificates are worth listing in your resume, think about the impact they have had on your life.
For instance, if you’re applying for a position in finance, a Power BI certificate would be much more relevant than a first aid certificate.
And remember: list only certificates you actually have.
If you’ve not taken any courses, then don’t include a ‘courses’ / ‘certificates’ section. Hiring managers can tell if you make skills and certifications up!