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Resume Building: The Key to Landing the Interview

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September is International Update Your Resume Month. Wright State University (WSU) provides services to assist students looking to obtain a new job because resumes play an instrumental role in the hiring process.

Resume experts weigh in 

Mariann Weiss is a Career Advisor for WSU’s Career Services. She assists students with mock interviews, proofreading resumes and overall career advice. Weiss asserts that resumes are a crucial aspect of the hiring process. 

“Resumes are the first impression that students leave on a prospective employer. It tells the stories of what you are capable of, the skills that you have and what you bring to the table,” Weiss said. 

Wayne Stark is a Career Consultant for the College of Liberal Arts (COLA). Similar to Weiss, Stark also helps students with their resumes, mock interviews and other career services. Stark emails information about Resume Workshops, Career Fairs and other events to students periodically as well. 

“Having a good, solid resume is of critical importance. It is a strategic marketing document. It is intentional and it is developed for a particular goal in mind; a particular position or a particular interest,” Stark said. 

Students looking for assistance with their resumes are encouraged to reach out to Career Services, who will pair them with a Career Consultant in their respective field that can guide them.

Students weigh in 

Seoha Lee is an exchange student at WSU from Seoul, South Korea. Her goal is to gain experience in the United States that she can apply to her resume. 

“In my country, having international experience is very important. I believe that my experiences at WSU, combined with my English skills, will set me apart from other applicants,” Lee said. 

Peter Khuu studies History at Sinclair Community College and plans to transfer to WSU upon receiving his Associates. However, he is already focused on making sure his resume is ahead of the game. 

“Resumes are important. I even have a book that helps me with tips and tricks to updating my resume. I would definitely recommend other students look at books or resources at their schools in order to improve their resumes,” Khuu said.