According to their website, “Resume Genius is a highly reviewed, US based industry leader in resume services, having been in operation since 2008. Over the years we have helped tens of thousands of job seekers improve their resume, enabling them to make the next step in their life path.
Typically, some of the poorest resumes we see come from students. With little to no professional experience, these candidates often struggle to construct a meaningful and detailed document that will help them transition into a career, post academia.
However, there are a number of factors that can be incorporated into an ‘Entry Level’ resume to give the student a powerful and effective document, such as:
- Part time or volunteer work
- Internships, club/society affiliations
- Sporting achievements/certifications
- Academic achievement & qualifications
Our scholarship program is designed to get the student population of the US thinking about resumes at an early stage, ensuring they have practice in this essential area of career progression, before they head into the vocational world.
Every December, we are offering a $1,000 scholarship to the student who can create the best resume, based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character, from TV, history, literature or myth.”
Who is eligible to apply for the Resume Genius Annual Scholarship?
According to the the website:
- Staff at Resume Genius remember the hardship of being a student so want to make this scholarship available to as many students as possible! As such, we do not require any sort of minimum GPA, and both domestic and international students may apply.
- All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, in full time university education for the semester they are applying to receive the scholarship fund.
- One application per student, per semester.
How do you apply for the Resume Genius Annual Scholarship?
Here are the directions from the Resume Genius Annual Scholarship website:
Create a resume based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character, from TV, history, literature or myth. The resume should not be about yourself. Again, do NOT make a resume about your own experiences. Resumes should be no longer than two pages.
Write resume submissions in Word, PDF, or info-graphic format. After, attach to an email and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, the body of the email should include:
University attending (if applicable)
A brief introduction about yourself
Here are a few resources that Resume Genius feature on their website:
Useful resources to help you write your resume
How much is the Resume Genius Annual Scholarship worth?
The scholarship if worth $1000!
When is the application deadline?
The deadline if December 15, 2016.
Best of luck everyone!