- Feeling confident about your resume is a fundamental part of your career development process and serves as the foundation for many career development programs.
- If you are currently in a job or internship search, participating in the resume challenge will help get your resume in front of employers.
- When the Career Center is approached by employers who are looking for qualified candidates, we will share the final Resume Challenge book with them.
- Prizes! A $50 Visa gift card will be awarded to the best three resumes submitted. The employers who review the resumes will select the best resume submitted by a first-year student or second-year student, a third-year student, and a fourth-year student.
How the Resume Challenge Works:
Step 1: Craft a Resume
Start by making the first draft of your resume if you don’t already have one. Not sure where to start? No problem. Review our resume handout and/or meet with a Peer Career Advisor or Career Counselor.
Step 2: Meet with a Professional
Have your resume draft reviewed by a professional. Who is considered a professional? Anyone with experience – they could be alumni of Lewis & Clark, a recruiter, a career counselor, a faculty member, a peer career advisor or a resident career advisor.
During the month of Resume Challenge, the Career Center makes a special effort to connect you to a professional at a time that works for you. During your meeting, you will receive helpful feedback on ways in which you can make your resume as effective as possible. On average it can take anywhere between 3-5 drafts to get your resume in top shape. Don’t get frustrated – your professional will help you get there!
Resume Review Availability in the Career Center
Peer Career Advisor (PCA) and Resident Career Advisor (RCA) Drop-In Hours:
PCAs and RCAs are trained students who can help review resumes, edit cover letters and answer general career-related questions. No appointment necessary!
Drop by the Career Center during the following days/times for help:
Career Counseling Appointments: Click to schedule here
Step 3: Submit Your Resume to the Resume Challenge
Resume submissions will be accepted until October 9th.
How will my resume be evaluated?
Resumes will be scored according to the Resume Challenge Rubric. In order to be included in the final resume book for employers, your resume must score a 3 or 2 in all categories. If we find that you need to make minor changes to the resume to be included, the Career Center will reach out after October 9th to give you one last chance to enter!
Three employers (typically Lewis & Clark alumni in a Talent Acquisition role) will be the ultimate reviewers who select the three Resume Challenge Winners! Winners will be announced in December 2018.