College students and recent graduates understandably have limited, if any, knowledge about hiring practices in the corporate world. Nearly all of them begin their resumes with their educational credentials instead of making the case for them as an ideal entry-level candidate.  Employers appreciate learning that a candidate worked at service level jobs while earning their degree, but they don’t need the details about this type of employment. Just mention it in the Summary of Qualifications section (which is at the top of the page). Internships and volunteer work that’s relevant to their career does belong, but the resume should focus on the projects they worked on while earning their degree. These projects provide potential employers with the candidate’s leadership, ability to work as part of a team, and offer insight into what the candidate is capable of.

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