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Lauren's List: Getting Ready To Enter The Workforce

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) -- It's that time of year when college students across the country don their caps and gowns, so today's Lauren's List is all about getting ready to enter the workforce.

The best way to land that dream job, at least a decent entry level position to help you get started paying off those student loans, is to have a stand-out resume.

First, human resources managers say "skip the objective statement."

Experts say it's a space-waster and is too much about what you want. During the resume review stage, it's really all about with the employer wants.

Next, keep your resume to one page, but don't squeeze it all in.

If you're fresh out of college, you probably don't have too much work experience. But if you've been in the work force for a few years, there's no need to include your babysitting gig from your high school days on your resume (unless maybe you're applying for a nanny position.)

In the skills section of your resume, don't just limit it industry specific skills.

Show off your interpersonal qualities tool, and mention your ability to work well in a group setting.

As industries evolve and social media connects us all, it's usually important to note you're a team player.

Finally, save and send your finished resume in a "portable document format" or .PDF.

Often times, when you type up a document and send it, the formatting could look completely different on another device.

Don't ruin all the work you did making your resume nice and neat. Save it as a .PDF and all your formatting will remain intact.

There are plenty of other ways to make sure your resume shines brighter than the rest. Share your tips and tricks with me on or on Twitter @LaurenPastrana.

As always, if you have an idea for a future Lauren's List, send an email to

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