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5 Resume Tips for Art Students

5 Resume Tips for Art Students

by Kim Isaacs / Monster Resume Expert


When you’re in college, creating a resume may not seem like a top priority. Indeed, this task doesn’t appear on many students’ radar screens until their final semester.

How important is it for college students to have a resume? “Vital!” says Lorie Lebert, CEO of career management firm Resumes for Results and contributor to numerous resume books, including Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads. "Not only should students have a traditional hard-copy resume – they should have one developed in ASCII (text) format for applying online.”

Armed with a well-constructed resume, you will be prepared for opportunities that may arise throughout your college career – from seasonal, part-time and temporary employment to internships and fellowships. You’ll also be ready to update your resume when you graduate.

So where do you start? Here are five tips for writing that all-important first resume.

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