Fixing my resume and as I’m searching for tips, I stumble upon Koretzky’s blog once again (last year I found it when I was also looking for tips).

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Updated August 1, 2017. But that doesn’t matter. The advice herein is immutable and unstoppable, like the law of gravity and Law & Order reruns. Maybe that’s why this post has been viewed 106,233 times.

NO WRITING ASSIGNMENT strikes fear into the cold, calloused heart of a college journalist quite like the resume does. Yet no assignment is so shoddily reported and so clumsily written.

Every spring semester for more than a decade, I’ve collected resumes from the staff at the student newspaper I advise – and I’ve taken them to local, state, and national media pros for a blistering critique. Every year, only a handful don’t suck.

Of course, the top reason for a crappy college resume is simply a lack of journalism experience. Too many j-school grads think they can land a media job with a diploma in one hand and some class assignments in the other…

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