Among many traits that employers look for in ideal candidates, resourcefulness and an inquisitive approach to problem-solving are right up there. Learning about the latest trends and resources, as well as staying current on the competition, are important to many organizations for success. Students should take a similar approach to career planning and the internship/job search!
Each month, the Career Services Blog will spotlight a few of the tools and tips that we believe are valuable. This month, I’m encouraging you to get acquainted with the digital Job Choices magazine, accessible on the Resources for Students page of the Career Services website.
Why? Because you can be assured that these online magazines, compiled and distributed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, contain oodles of relevant articles and information for your job or internship search. Published annually, each magazine – Job Choices and Job Choices, Diversity Edition – covers information from rights and responsibilities of job seekers, to social media, to graduate school or first years on the job. Take a look at the contents page of the Job Choices edition:
If that doesn’t inspire you to take a look, maybe the opportunity to win $500 by taking a Reader Poll will (details on page 5 of the magazine). Two LVC students have won within the past several years…maybe your resourcefulness will also be rewarded!
*Note: Even if you don’t win the $500, can we agree that resourcefulness for resourcefulness’s sake is generally a reward in and of itself? I think so!
~Gwen Miller, associate director, career services