RESUME FORMAT: Junior Level Professional

Junior-level candidates usually have less than 2 years of work experience and tend to require close supervision, especially for complex tasks.

Best format for Junior-Level Professionals

One of the most important skills hiring managers look for in junior-level candidates is the ability to work well in teams, large or small. Contrary to popular belief, using words like “we” or “our team” doesn’t dilute your achievements; rather, it strengthens your impact. And it’s far more effective than saying, “I’m a team player.”

Listing each and every internship or job you’ve held only weakens the resume, mostly because it distracts the hiring manager from focusing on how qualified you are for a specific job.

Unlike those with seven or more years of experience, junior-level professionals don’t have enough relevant work to warrant a summary. Instead, their resumes should immediately focus on initial jobs, key accomplishments, education and extracurricular activities.

What so many candidates fail to realize is that objectives are pointless. Even if you truly are “seeking a challenging team leadership position,” saying so still reveals nothing about what you can do for a prospective employer.

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