Career advice for 2012 graduates
By now you might know that the National Association of Colleges and Employers predicts a 10.2 percent hiring increase over last year. For the next decade or so, getting a degree is the most lucrative choice for Americans young and old to start a blossoming career in numerous professions.
Forbes recently asked Dan Black, director of campus recruiting at professional services organization Ernst & Young, a few questions about what recruiters like him are looking for in new hires, from first-impression handshakes to final interviews.
"Spruce up your resume so it sings about your brand," Black told the news source. "You have to tell a story, not outline your summer jobs and college classes. Tell us how your jobs show you are a leader, and what’s behind the number of your GPA."
Because so many individuals are entering the job market, recruiters are looking for people who stand out not only in face-to-face interaction, but also on their resume. Don't be afraid to let your voice be heard on a piece of paper.