Even College Students Need to List Accomplishments


According to Phil Hey, professor of English and writing at Briar Cliff College, the most common mistake students make on their resumes and cover letters is a failure to give evidence of achievement — proof that their actions had positive, recognized results. In the Q&A interview Hey did with Quintessential Careers, he noted, “Employers don’t want a dead history of education and job descriptions; they want some outcomes that show that the applicant really can produce on the job.”