People may ask themselves:
“You know what, I don’t have any related job experience, so how can I make the recruiter believe that I have the skillset which they need, and I can contribute to the company?”
The answer is simple — Projects!
The project section is your opportunity to show the recruiters that you are a self-motivated individual with superb soft skills who will be an asset to their organization.
Some people talk about their projects under their education, others would choose to have a dedicated section to describe their previous projects.
So which one is better and how to list the projects?
Let’s learn together.
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Project is a one-time event that you've worked on as an avenue to solve a particular problem or reach a specific outcome, and it has a clear beginning and end date.
Projects on your resume allow hiring managers to check whether your technical skills and soft skills will be a good fit for their company, so you have to list them in a way that is relevant to the job role.
It also helps to do a bit of research about the company and try to describe your projects in such a way that aligns with the company's goals and work ethics.
Typically, this is how people list their projects. It is easy-to-read, crispy, and covers all key information.
[Organization Name], [Organization Address]
There are six pro tips that can really make your project section to the next level.
If the projects relate to the job and would improve your chances of winning the job, you can list any number of projects on your resume. Consider including the following projects on your resume:
Relevant personal projects showcasing your hard and soft skills can also be included.
NRC Utility Boat
Jun 2018 – Spe 2019
Nov 2018 – Jan 2019
This will be particularly helpful for students or job seekers with limited job experience. Describe the projects in such a way that will clearly showcase skills that are relevant to the role you're applying for.
Penn State University, State College, PA 16801
Aug 2018 – May 2019
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Effect Of Leadership Style On Employee Motivation
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 01434
Jan 2001 – Jul 2001
Add Coffee Flavor to a Beer
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97330
May 2004 – Oct 2016
If you have relevant projects you engaged in at your previous workplace, you can also include them in your resume.
FWebsite UI/UX designer
E-commerce Website Optimization
Sunday2Buy, New York, NY 10016
May 2007 – May 2008
Blogs writing for a hedgehog pet food website
Aug 2012 – Dec 2012
Digital Marketing Analyst
Promotional Email Execution
Colony Brands, Inc, Monroe, WI 53566
Feb 2015 – Apr 2017
Hiring managers love seeing potential employees give back to the community, including a number of community projects they've participated in.
Earthquake Preparedness Plan
Donate Unwanted Clothes