Bernadine Waller, M.A. '10, of the Center for Career Development on how to make your résumé stand out from the pack.

Bernadine Waller, Assistant Director of Experiential LearningWe invited Adelphi alumni who are part of the University’s Alumni Mentoring Program to share their career insights with Adelphi University Magazine readers.

This week’s respondent is Bernadine Waller, M.A. ’10, the assistant director of experiential learning at the Adelphi University Center for Career Development.

Which is more important: making money or loving what you do?
LOVE what you do. When you’re passionate, success is inevitable and the money will follow.

What is the most important business trend of the decade?
Internships. It’s your leg up on the competition and your foot in the door of a prospective company.

What makes a résumé stand out?
Experience. Maximize your opportunities even while in school. Begin with the end in mind. Plan your work and work your plan.

What turns you off from a résumé?
Typos are a complete turnoff. And inaccurate information is not too far behind. I’ve tossed résumés in the trash over a typo and inaccurate information. Take the extra time to proofread. If that’s not your strength, find someone. It can mean the difference between snagging your dream job and sitting on the sidelines waiting for your next opportunity.

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Previous entries in the Ask a Mentor Series:
Epic Records executive Scott Dimig ’06
ABC News Radio Vice President and General Manager Steve Jones ’89

Part of the Adelphi University Magazine Ask a Mentor Series

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