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Looking good on a resume

College students often worry about what activities will “look good on a resume.”  I saw a fantastic quote about this today: You can’t fake greatness and you can’t hide greatness.  The takeaway is that a resume only gets you an interview, not a job; in your interview, when a prospective employer asks you what you did in a club, internship, fellowship, job, class, etc. that you thought was significant enough to mention on your resume, and your response is essentially, “um, not that much,” you’re in worse shape than had you not referenced this activity at all.

Do the stuff you’re interested in.  If you don’t know what that is, try a bunch of things.  Then go deep into the few that really capture your attention.  That way, when someone asks, you’ll be able to answer, without faking it.

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