It’s the third Wednesday of November – do you know what that means? That means in 8 days, we can all celebrate Thanksgiving! It also means it’s the week that our Career Services Blog serves the purpose of offering advice on preparing for the job search. This week, my method of accomplishing that is to actually refer you to a different Blog!
Have you passed by the window to the Career Services office this semester and been momentarily distracted by our signs? Good! Often backed by bright blue paper and hanging from a 4-foot stand, those signs are put up by our office assistant, Sue, who takes the responsibility of finding interesting, often humorous, and always relevant career articles or images for your reading pleasure. They’re resources that catch her eye or make her laugh. The latest? An image of this little girl:
that emphasizes an article titled “Be a Selective Job Seeker, not a Picky Job Seeker.” The article comes from The Campus Career Coach, a Blog that strives to offer practical answers to career questions for college students.
You should know that in writing this Blog post, I went to The Campus Career Coach to find a few articles that I could highlight to entice you to go there yourself. I’ve been immersed in the content for the past half hour or so! I started reading his advice on bullet points vs. paragraphs in resumes; then the article When is the right time for a college senior to start looking for a job? held my attention. Then, I actually found myself watching a video on tools that welders need….(I’m not a welder…but it’s nice to know that I could find out what the essential equipment is to becoming one!).
Then I noticed that the top of the page includes a navigation bar that consists of Job Search Guides that are nice supplements to our TIP Sheets, more than 30 resumes in a Resume Gallery, an alphabetical listing of Professional Associations, great advice on how to Get your Foot in the Door of different careers, and something titled Coach’s Soapbox (really – how could you not want to see what that consists of?!). I also found a TED Talk that I plan to watch later called The Happy Secret to Better Work (such a promising title!) under the category: I Love My Job.
Hopefully I’ve convince you to check this Blog out and make reading it a regular habit. Just be sure that you have some time to spare before you begin to browse!
Gwen Miller, associate director, career services