As much I’d like to stay in college forever, it’s inevitable. Soon enough the time will come for all seniors to the college cradle and jump into the big, bad, scary world. On Dr. Nixon’s blog, I found an incredibly helpful post with every resource I needed. But, I’ve included some extra useful resources below.
1. Tailor it specifically for the job you’re applying for: I have done a lot work in theater and dance, but a business person does not care about my experience on stage. Therefore, I make two separate resumes: one reflecting my qualifications in the arts and the second reflecting my qualifications in business.
2. Stick to a one page resume: If you’re fresh out of college, there’s no reason to have more than one page
For more resume tips visit Resumes That Resonate.
1. Be educated with the company you are applying for: Before my interview with the YMCA, I researched the history of the Y and their core values. Even though they didn’t ask me these questions, I was prepared to answer other questions better.
2. Speak articulately: You’re probably nervous but try to diss the “ums,” “likes,” and “you knows” as much as possible!
3. Don’t speak bad about your last job or boss: It makes you look bad (not your boss).
For more visit Doh! 50 stupid job interview mistakes
The most obvious frustration is not knowing where to get started. Believe it or not, social media can help.
1. Get on the bandwagon: Slowly emerge yourself with some helpful social media
–Twitter: join a chat geared toward your field of interest. PRstudchat and HAPPO have helped me, a PR student, immensely. Hundreds of professionals, all in one place and happy to help out students!
–Linked In: Upload your resume and connect with some businesses in your local area. Add your Linked In resume to your website, blog or Twitter profile. Make it easy for people to see your qualifications.
–WordPress/Blogspot: Blogging gives you a personality. An interview is professional and formal, but a blog is creative and fun. Only add a blog onto a resume, though, if it is a worthwhile read with no errors.
For more read Using Social Media to Find a Job