When entering the world of industry work, you’ve got to put yourself ahead of the bunch; but this can seem impossible when there’s so much competition out there. On average, each corporate job opening receives 250 resumes – and only four to six of these people will get an interview. With so many to look through, the only way employers will notice your resume is if you can show them your suitability at a glance. Already, your CTE certification gives you a huge boost ahead of applying for work – it proves your mastery of the relevant skills. What you need to make sure your resume does is show evidence of these skills in action as clearly and succinctly as possible.
Writing a resume for some can seem like a daunting task. How do you present the knowledge and experience you’ve gained in your Career & Technical Education program in a way that appeals to hiring managers? The good news is that there are many ways to tackle this problem. As a career and technical education student, you’ve been learning skills in the classroom which are highly applicable to what employers want and need.
If you’ve passed a CTE exam, take the certificate you earned. On the back you will see a list of skills and knowledge you acquired while in school. Take that content and put it right on your resume. Go on; you’ve earned it!
Many resumes now include a bulleted list highlighting the skills you feel are your strongest. Call out those attributes in a quick bullet list. It helps hiring managers quickly get to know your strengths.