This fall, Resume Companion launches a scholarship program making $1,000 available to one successful student applicant. The latest program, part of the firm's give back to the community initiative, will provide one talented student a total of $1,000 to ease the financial burden of further education.
In a refreshing approach to the usual bureaucratic scholarship application process, Resume Companion will simply ask applicants to create a resume based on the life of any fictional or nonfictional character from TV, history, literature or myth.
Applications have already started rolling in from eager students, making enjoyable reading for the staff at Resume Companion. Chosen fictional characters have included "Toy Story’s" Buzz Lightyear and comic hero Bruce Wayne, with sidekick Robin listed as a reference. Applications for the spring 2014 award will be accepted until Dec. 15.
Having been in the resume industry since 2009, Resume Companion spokesperson Mark Slack highlights one of the problems young people face when writing their first resume:
“Typically, some of the poorest resumes we see come from students. With little to no professional experience, these candidates often struggle to construct a meaningful and detailed resume that will help them transition into a career, post academia.”
The initiative will also accept applications from senior high school students due to start full-time university. Throughout the semester, the Resume Companion blog will assist readers by releasing a series of informative and entertaining articles full of resume writing tips to help coach applicants on correct resume writing.
Unlike other private scholarships available, the Resume Companion outreach program does not require the successful scholar to attain certain grades or maintain a preordained academic performance. Instead, funding is released in one lump sum, available for the scholar to spend on whatever resources they need.
The industry experts at Resume Companion believe unemployment and competition among job seekers aren’t going away anytime soon. Initiative Director Howard Davies has pledged to run the scholarship program long term, helping raise continued awareness of the importance of having an effective resume, while providing financial aid to students nationwide.
Each semester, the program will be accepting applications throughout the term before deciding on a winner and awarding the scholarship funds for the following semester. Full details of the Resume Companion Scholarship Program can be viewed at resumecompanion.com/scholarship.