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Facts About This Resume:

  • Candidate has experience with relevant software and programming languages
  • Candidate has applicable degree and educational background
  • Candidate has relevant work and internship experience

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Contact

John Doe 123.456.7890
[email protected]
123 Your Street, Los Angeles, CA 12345


Objective

Creative, reliable web developer seeking entry-level job building websites from concept through final UX, including layout, navigation and coding. Proficient in multimedia Web design tools, writing code, and scripting languages.


Education

Bachelors of Science in Computer Science (Expected June 2020)
UCLA - University of California Los Angeles, LOS ANGELES, CA | GPA 3.82

Related Courses:

  • Data Structures Concepts
  • Object-Oriented Programming Language
  • Computer Organization and Assembly Language
  • Programming Languages and Translation
  • Foundations of Software Engineering
  • File Structures and Database Systems
  • Web Systems Development
  • Security Systems Development

Professional Experience

DYNAMIC WEB, Los Angeles, CA
Internship, Web Development, September 2019 — March 2020
  • Maintained and updated websites under company's management
  • Used SEO to increase sites' online presence and search engine rankings
  • Created surveys and handled analytics
LIFE IS WATER, Los Angeles, CA
Web Designer, December 2018 — February 2020
  • Volunteer position for nonprofit organization raising money to provide clean water to communities in India.
  • Created website to highlight charity's overseas accomplishments
  • Built online security to allow safe financial donations
  • Designed mobile app to increase organization's outreach, driving an increase in donations of $150,000
  • Designed and implemented client-facing UX
UCLA, Computer Science Department, Los Angeles, CA
Development Assistant, September 2017 — June 2019
  • Assisted Computer Science professors with creation of course materials
  • Handled administrative duties for department of 600 students and 70 professors



Professional Skills

  • GUI/Graphic Design
  • 3D Animation/Agile
  • Compression Formatting
  • System Security
  • Programming/Coding Languages:
      Java, Python, C++, Ruby, .NET, Perl, Actionscript

Dear Ms. Anderson,

I'm writing to express my interest in the Junior Web Development position you have open.

I recently completed my B.S. in Computer Science at UCLA. While still a student, I interned at Dynamic Web, where I performed all the duties required in your Web Development position, including updating existing websites and handling analytics.

I was also the primary web designer for the global nonprofit Life Is Water, where I was in charge of the organization's web design and development, including building security to protect financial transactions.

I work well in a collaborative environment with people from all backgrounds. I'm also able to take the leadership role in designing user-friendly websites that enhance the organization's mission and connect with customers and clients.

I'd be very interested in meeting with you in person to learn more about your company's needs and share my qualifications. Thank you for your consideration and for reviewing my attached resume. I look forward to speaking with you further.

Sincerely,
John Doe
[email protected]
123.456.7890

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4 Tips for Writing a College Graduate Resume from an Expert

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1. Draw Attention To Your Education.

Later in your career, your education will appear as a small section at the bottom of your resume. But since you’re a recent graduate, it’s something you want to highlight. List your education near the top, including your college and your graduation date (or anticipated date if you’re about to graduate). You should list your major and your minor, if any.

Only list your GPA if it makes you look good. If it’s lower than 3.5, leave it off. But don’t worry about it. You’re now leaving the phase of your life where your GPA makes a statement about who you are. And you only want to list your GPA on your resume for a year or so after graduation.

Don’t list specific classes you’ve taken. If you learned special skills in classes (foreign languages, for example), you’ll list them elsewhere on your resume. And don’t even mention high school.

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2. Highlight Your Strengths.

Think about your resume from your prospective employer’s point of view. An employer doesn’t want a comprehensive list of everything you’ve done over the last four years. They just want to see what you can do for them. Highlighting your strengths and accomplishments makes it easy for them to visualize you working at their company.

Employers want to see work experience — and all those internships you took now come into play. List them with specifics about the company and your role there. If you received any honors, make sure you list them, including athletic honors. Leadership roles in campus organizations of any kind are also worthy of a mention.

Tailor your highlighted strengths to the type of job you’re applying for. For example, if you’re interested in a job at a bank or hedge fund, make sure to mention that you were the treasurer of your sorority and include a description of your budgeting and fundraising accomplishments.

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3. Tailor Your Resume To Jobs You Want To Pursue.

Because you’re likely to send your resumes electronically for the most part, you have a great deal of freedom to customize each resume for the job you’re applying for. Read the job listing carefully, and tweak your resume to use the specific language that the listing uses.

Keep in mind that, in many cases, the first entity to review your resume may be a computer looking for keywords. To get your resume into the hands of a live hiring manager, you need those keywords to stand out. Make a list of key terminology used in your field, and seed those words and phrases throughout your resume to move past the initial gatekeepers in your job search.

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4. Make Your Resume Look Professional.

Using bullet points to highlight your accomplishments, skills, and experience helps create a clean look that’s easy for a recruiter or hiring manager to read quickly. Don’t worry about filling every corner of the page to make yourself look more accomplished. You don’t have to write in full sentences, and too much description can actually make you look less experienced.

A couple of other tips to creating a professional-looking resume: Get rid of your college email address. And don’t worry about providing references on your resume. They take up a lot of space, and you may want to provide different references to each employer, anyway. “References available upon request” is more than sufficient.