I have good news and bad news. I’ll get the bad news out of the way first: student loan debt in the U.S. is up to $1.3 trillion, tuition continues to rise, and job competition is still as cutthroat as ever.
Okay, downer. Sorry. The good news: unemployment rates are dropping, which means right now is the best time to be a recent (or soon-to-be) college grad for the first time since the Great Recession, when the unemployment rate peaked at 10 percent in October 2009.
Still, Millennials are struggling to find jobs — especially ones relevant to their majors. And when you’re applying for jobs alongside hundreds of other applicants, the last thing you want is for your resume to end up in the “no” pile. You know what they say: you only have one chance to make a first impression, so it better be good.
If you’re getting frustrated with the lack of job prospects, or you’re still waiting on that call for an interview that never comes, it’s time to go back to square one: the resume. Here are four mistakes you’re probably making — and how to get it right.