Out with the Old, and in with the New!

Below are our top resume tips to make your resume sparkle in the New Year:

1.       Keep your resume to one page

As a general rule of thumb, unless you’ve worked for decades, your resume really should not be more than one page. Recruiters sift through hundreds of resumes a day, and if there’s clearly information on your resume that isn’t relevant, it’s easy to glaze over it and keep moving. You want to make sure that your resume is finely tuned, shorter, and customized.  Which brings us to tip #2…

 

2.       Customize, Customize, Customize

Seek to highlight your most relevant experiences for the job that you’re applying for! You don’t need your high school babysitting experience when applying for a data analyst internship your junior year of college! PRO tip: I like to keep one long word document filled with all of my professional work experience (along with some of my side hustles!), all of this information is formatted exactly the way my resume is, which makes it easy for me to simply copy and paste relevant experience when applying for a new internship or job! Take a few hours from your holiday break to sit down and write down all the professional, and/or extracurricular experience you’ve gained! It’s the best gift you can give your future self J.

3.       Don’t overdo creativity

Even if you’re searching for work in more creative fields, I would recommend making sure that your resume has simple and clean formatting. A clear and consistent font and logical formatting goes a long way with helping recruiters get a good idea of what your experience is like. It also ensures that when your resume goes through automated computer systems, you aren’t passed over because the computer couldn’t decode all your hard work. There’s plenty of space to flex your creativity in the later rounds of that interview process!

4.       Strong bullets and action words!

Don’t forget that less is more. You should be making every word on your resume reflect your strengths. Don’t overload your resume with fillers, but rather make sure that every bullet on there is intentional, and a good reflection of both your work experience, but also what you could potentially bring to the table! Use action words to show exactly how you’ve been able to accomplish something. If you’re looking for work in a field where metrics are not necessarily key, then don’t feel the need to insert numbers for the sake of numbers. However, if you are looking for work where metrics are an important reflection of your accomplishments, definitely do not sleep on them! Numbers paint a very accurate picture of what you’ve been able to accomplish, and can help the recruiter understand your skill sets tangibly.

5.       Proofread.

Proofreading and making sure that your resume is as clear of typos and grammatical errors as possible represents your commitment and attention to detail. If you feel like you’ve stared at your resume too long, then make sure to take a few days break, so that you can get fresh eyes on it next time. Better yet, ask a friend or trusted upperclassmen to take a look at your resume. Often times a different set of eyes will reveal typos you wouldn’t have noticed, or just offers a fresh perspective! Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask someone to do this for you, trust that they’ve asked people before them, and the circle just keeps on giving. Don’t forget that done is better than perfect, so if you’ve stared at the computer screen for too long, asked for feedback from others, and feel good about it, then by all means hit submit!

I hope this advice has been helpful to you with your process; stay tuned for our next edition of career blog advice where we break down everything to do with cover letters.

Happy Holidays!

Michelle  Ahn, Campus Philly Program Manager

Get Motivated to Explore All Things Philly!

Check out our weekly Top 5 picks! There are gigs from Pennoni, Pop! Promos, SAP, Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs and Philadelphia Film Society.


Make plans to check out one (or all!) of the events on  Campus Philly’s calendar. We’re always adding to it so check in to see what’s new!


RSVP to tomorrow’s Leadership Connection  event at Publicis Health Media!  Learn from regional activists, civic leaders, artists, and others about how they began, what challenges they face, and what they hope their impact will be in the future.

 

Monday Motivation To-Do

Check out our weekly Top 5 picks! There are gigs from Pennoni, Pop! Promos, SAP, Laurus Group and Museum of the American Revolution.


Make plans to check out one (or all!) of the events listed in this week’s Campus Philly itinerary. In this week’s edition, we have festivals, free museum picks, an Eagles guest appearance and more!


RSVP to Leadership Connection on Tuesday, November 14 at Publicis Health Media!  Learn from regional activists, civic leaders, artists, and others about how they began, what challenges they face, and what they hope their impact will be in the future.

 

What’s On Our Mind: #ThursdayThoughts

  • RSVP to the student-only Party at the Barnes on Thursday, October 19.

    You get to Celebrate the Barnes’ 5th year on the Parkway and join Campus Philly Open Arts for a FREE party featuring live music and performances. Come prepared to explore, engage, and party! Free collection access included.


  • Check out one or all of these awesome events this weekend!

    You don’t want to miss out on a night market in Chinatown, Manayunk Harvest Fest + more!


  • Register for Create-adelphia on Tuesday, October 24 at Saxbys Headquarters.

    The Create-adelphia panel includes the founder of Little Baby’s Ice Cream,  a Philadelphia Inquirer writer,  the owner of The Art Dept and an Anthropologie designer!Check out one or all of these awesome events this weekend!


  • Check out weekly top 5 picks. Freshly picked and ready for your application!

    Gigs from Frank Recruitment Group, Pennoni, New Penn Financial, Xelerate and The Karma Agency.


  •  Create your free Launch profile for our upcoming Online Job + Internship Week, October 23-27.

Hundreds of local employers post great gigs on our Launch site and you can apply to as many as you want.

Locally Sourced and Handpicked News for YOU!

Generocity is a local social impact news and events group. Their mission is to build better communities through smarter impact. They do this through news, events and services. Below you’ll find Generocity news and events that matter to you the students!

 

Smile! We Have Awesome Upcoming Events For You

We had a fantastic night at last night’s SPARK:Philly event at International House Philadelphia!  Let’s keep the ball rolling with fun things to check out this week,  Create-adelphia at Saxbys Headquarters and Party at the Barnes.

This Thursday = Night Market Philly: Italian Market
When: Thursday, October 5 from 6-10PM
Where: 9th and Washington Ave.
Why You Should Be There: “
Roast Cebu Lechòn, Isgro Pastries, Papermill Fresh Asian Kitchen, Cappuccio’s Meats, T & S Bake Shoppe, Babalouie BBQ and Cardenas Oil & Vinegar Taproom are participating. There will also be live entertainment from Max Swan and Flounder Warehouse.

Also on Thursday!  Halloween-Themed Movie Nights
When: 
Starting October 5 until October 31 
Where: 
The Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. Second St.
Why You Should Be There: 
Free screenings range from campy to chilling.”

It’s First Friday all around the city! In Fishtown, there’s First Friday at honeygrow HQ
When:
Friday, October 6 at 5-9PM
Where: 1601 N Front St.
Why You Should Be There: “part craft fair/art show, part BBQ — our Fishtown headquarters will be transformed + accessible to the public for the first time ever, showcasing local makers, artists + charities while a hoppin’ BBQ kicks off outside featuring local faves Cheu Noodle BarWeckerly’s Ice Cream +honeygrow (of course).”


WEEKEND VIBES

Midtown Village Fall Festival
When: Saturday, October 7 from 12-8PM
Where: 13th and Chestnut St.
Why You Should Be There: “Held every autumn, the Festival is one of Philadelphia’s premier outdoor events and attracts a whopping 50,000-plus attendees per year!”

Old City Fest
When: 
Sunday, October 8 from 11AM-6PM
Where: N. 3rd and Arch St.
Why You Should Be There: “Old City transforms from quiet cobblestone thoroughfares into a mecca for entertainment and al fresco eating during Old City Fest.”

OutFest 
When: Sunday, October 8
Where: 13th and Locust St.
Why You Should Be There: “Now in its 27th year, the block party — spanning a dozen full blocks — consists of drag shows, games, bar crawls, music and shopping.


QUICK! SIGN UP WHILE YOU CAN

Party at the Barnes

When:
Thursday, October 19 at 6PM
Where: Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Why You Should Be There: Celebrate the Barnes’ 5th year on the Parkway and join Campus Philly Open Arts for a FREE party at the Barnes featuring live music and performances. Come prepared to explore, engage, and party! Free collection access included. Each person registered is permitted to bring one additional guest. This event sells out very quickly, so sign up today! 

Create-adelphia

When:
Tuesday, October 24th at 5:30-7:30PM
Where:
Saxbys Headquarters, 2300 Chestnut St.
Why You Should Be There: If you’re a student interested in getting your foot into Philadelphia’s creative industry, you want to be at this event! Get insight from people who were in your shoes just a few years ago. Panelists include creatives from Anthropologie, Philadelphia Inquirer, the Art Department and Little Baby’s Ice Cream. After the discussion, you’ll have the chance to speak with them over free Saxbys and snacks.

Your Weekly Dose of Monday Motivation

Did you know that fall semester is the time to start planning for what’s next? To be honest, college me had no idea! But yes, it’s a great time to start the process and we’re here to offer some guidance with our weekly Top 5 picks and tomorrow’s SPARK:Philly event.

1.  Frank Recruitment Group | Entry-level Internal Recruiter
2. Campus Philly | Communications Ambassador
3. Swift Capital | SQL Developer
4. Einstein Healthcare Network | Web Content Specialist
5. Food Export USA – Northeast | International Marketing Program Inter

Learn more about these opportunities here!


Tomorrow join us at SPARK! With free food and honest advice, SPARK is Philly’s best network-building event for college students.

Doors open at 5pm and the event kicks off at 5:30 with small group conversations for you to ask our roster of young professionals what they do, how they got there, and learn tips on how you can launch locally with an internship or job! Stick around for our reception to snack and chat with 20+ employers hiring for every major.

See you on Tuesday, October 3 at International House3701 Chestnut Street. Bring a friend! We’ll have prizes for anyone with an extra guest.

You can register for free by going here.

What’s Your Philly Story?

I’ll go first. Long story short, I moved to Philadelphia to study at Temple University and after graduating, I decided this was the place for me. Fast-forward to now, I just celebrated my 11th Phila-anniversary and work at Campus Philly where I get to share what I love about living and working in this city.

And there are more stories where that came from! Our upcoming (and FREE) Launch Event Series  brings all kinds of local professionals out to sit down and share their Philadelphia stories with you. The first in this series is SPARK Philly on October 3, 2017 at 5 PM at International House Philadelphia, 3717 Chestnut Street.

SPARK is the  best network-building opportunity for students  to launch your career or find an internship in Philadelphia.  You’ll get to meet other young professionals eager to share their candid experiences starting their career locally. BYOQuestions and meet young professionals eager to share their candid experiences starting their career locally. The evening includes a reception with local employers who are hiring, plus pizza and Wawa snacks and drinks.

RSVP here and share with your friends!

Fall Semester Is Where It’s At…

In terms of awesome things to do in Philly and starting your career search. Did you know that fall semester is the time to start planning for what’s next? To be honest, college me had no idea! But yes, it’s a great time to start the process and we’re here to offer some guidance with our weekly Top 5 picks and upcoming Launch Event Series.

This week’s Top 5 picks:

1.  Campus Philly | Communications Ambassador
2. South Kensington Community Partners | Neighborhood Advisory Committee Coordinator
3. Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation | Game Night Internship (Spring 2018)
4. InLiquid Art + Design | Call for Volunteers – InLiquid Benefit 2017 Everyone is a Collector
5. Center / Architecture + Design | Call for Volunteers – DesignPhiladelphia 2017

Learn more about these opportunities here!


Our Launch Event Series starts with SPARK Philly on October 3 at International House Philadelphia. Build your network and launch your career in the region with Campus Philly’s Launch Event Series.

The series continues with Create-adelphia on October 24 at Saxbys Headquarters, 2300 Chestnut Street. At same time, Online Job + Internship Week is October 23-27! You can apply to as many gigs as you want from the comfort of your own room.

Complete your Launch mission with the final event, Leadership Connection on November 14.

You can register for the entire Launch Event Series for free by going here.

 

Your Weekly Dose of Monday Motivation

We’re not going to lie, Monday is hard to wake up to. But once you’re past the Monday morning moans and groans, you realize the day represents a fresh start. With you a new week ahead of you, we bestow #MondayMotivation, like checking out this Saturday’s Opera on the Mall and signing up for our Launch Event Series. Below is more info on these events and how to sign up.

Saturday, September 23 | Opera on the Mall 
Pack your picnic baskets and blankets for a FREE, big-screen broadcast of Mozart’s classic comedy, The Marriage of Figaro, and join thousands of Philadelphians in the shadow of Independence Hall!

Gates will open at 6:00pm and the broadcast will begin at 7:00pm.  Come early for best seating and stop by the Open Arts table to say “Hi”! Info and sign-up here.


Tuesday, October 3 | SPARK Philly  at International House Philadelphia
The best network-building opportunity for students to launch their career or find an internship in Philadelphia. BYOQuestions and meet young professionals eager to share their candid experiences starting their career locally. The evening includes a reception with local employers who are hiring, plus food and music. Sign up here.

These conversation leaders will answer any questions you may have about launching a career:
Brendan Walsh- Mole St
Jerilyn Dressler- Your Part-Time Controller, LLC
Lindsay Tsai- Philly Startup Leaders
Holli Stephens- KYW 1060
Laiza Santos- Mural Arts Philadelphia
Camila Godoy Blake- Frank Recruitment Group
Julianna Lee- SAP

Get the 411 on the organizations that will be recruiting at SPARK:
Independence Blue Cross
Frank Recruitment Group
SAP
TherapyNotes
TD Bank
Bentley Systems
Vanguard
Cigna
Frontline Education
Comcast
CubeSmart
Publicis Health
NHS Human Services
Christiana Care
Republic Bank
Aramark
New Penn Financial
Stitch
Wawa