William Blankenship
You are More Than a Resume

I have been getting asked for resume advice quite a bit recently, so I figured I would sum up my thoughts here. First and foremost, I’m not going to claim that I know anything at all about hiring processes. I've only ever looked through a stack of resumes once, for a student organization, and everybody passed screening. I have no magical insight into what companies want, or why they prefer one thing over the other. In fact, I have no idea why you want my advice in the first place. With that being said, I have been told that my advice is a pretty good at motivating people to put their best into their resumes. So, with that in mind, you should not expect me to tell you how to write your resume in this blog post. What I’m going to do is give you a little pep-talk and perspective that will push you in the right direction so you can decide how you want to write your resume.

The question I get most frequently is:

"I don’t have any experience, so what should I put on my resume?"

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