Some people are born knowing they want to work in Hollywood and have never really explored any other path. But the rest of us haven’t necessarily spent our entire college or post-college career with a one-track goal (or the right one-track goal). In an entry-level job application, achievements that might stand out to your college career counselor -- like being student body president, writing articles for thoughtcatalog, or interning at Morgan Stanley -- may not stand out in the same way to your future boss. Where’s your experience answering the phone? Are you humble and focused enough to work tirelessly as an assistant? Will your learning curve be too great?
Sometimes, advanced, diverse experience can make it seem like you don't have the administrative skills required for the job, so you'll want to craft your resume to tell the most relevant story. Did you do admin work at Morgan Stanley while you balanced some of the more exciting tasks there? Make sure you get it on your resume. Know your audience.
Oh, and that’s a rule for making good content, too.
-- Angela Silak & Cindy Kaplan