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We are pleased to present this series of 6 blog posts and podcasts to help college graduates make the transition from college to career.

 

Number 4: Your Calling Card

Create the perfect cover letter & resume.

  • Keep in mind that you'll want to create these documents for the printed page in various digital formats too.


7
 tips to help you create your perfect cover letter and resume:

 

1. Create a digital document which will contain ALL of your experience to date.

  • Meet with your career guidance office or professor to learn what is the best format for your field of interest. 
  • Do not underestimate the amount of time and care that you must invest in these documents.
  • Remember, people are looking for 'perfect' here.
  • Most employers will not look past the top one-third of your resume page. If they see something promising, in the top-third, they continue to read.
  • Customize the information on your resume so that it is only applicable to the specific job you are applying for.
  • The documents you send out need to be proofed by someone who an excellent proof-reader. These documents need to be perfect in every way.

2. Do not include any experience that is not directly related to the job you applying for.

  • Do include your applicable coursework. Tell them what you've learned.
  • Do include on or off campus work, paid or unpaid that applies to the job you are applying for.

3. Identify 3 trusted person who know your work and will speak honestly and highly of you and your work.

  • Be sure to include their title, place of business, telephone number, and email address.
  • The more they can say about you, the better.
  • Let your professional references know ahead of time. Request that they be a reference for you.

4. Do not lie on your resume.

  • Once you cross the line into 'making stuff up' then you cross the line into trouble.
  • Lying on your resume can get you fired and blacken your name in that industry.

5. Create online versions of your resume on your professional website.

  • Version No. One: HTML. This is searchable and you can insert links to relevant references.
  • Version No. Two: Microsoft Word - Read only document. This remains the standard in word processing documents.
  • Version No. Three: PDF - This is commonly free and available on all computers.

6. Register your website with these search engines:

7. Insert something unique about you in your resume.

  • You need to STAND OUT! Remember, you are one of many.

 

More on this in our next Blogpost / Podcast, “College to Career - Your Job Search

Help people and they will help you.”

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We are pleased to present this series of 6 blog posts and podcasts to help college graduates make the transition from college to career.

 

I put away childish things.

 

  • Your online image has become something that is now part of the public record.
  • It used to be that your first contact was the interview, not so any more, this is your first contact. You only get one chance to make a first impression, make it count.
  • Perspective employers will search for you when you apply for a job. What does your online image say about you?
  • Employers are now asking applicants to give them access to your social networks. There are looking for anything that does not align with their companies image and values.
  • Make sure that what you have online is the image that you want to project.


7
 TIPS to Help You with Your Internship.

 

1. Search the Internet with your full name to discover what appears.

  • You may be surprised at what you find.
  • You’ll want to search in text, images, videos and news.
  • You cannot assume that your name is unique.
  • ACTION STEP: Purchase a unique URL that is specific to you.

 

2. Clean up your social networks.

  • All information on your social networks should align with the values of the places you are applying to for work.
  • It is a mistake to think that your social networks are private worlds, they are not.
  • Things that you say that you think are private, are not.
  • Would you be proud or comfortable to show your Grandmother all of your online content?
  • What does your profile reveal about you?
  • What story are your photographs telling about you?
  • Is your spelling and grammar correct?
  • Who are you friends with and are you 100% proud of every post, image, and video that you are mentioned / linked to or appear in?

 

Daniel:  “We realize that this is a bit of work, this is an important project and something that will require some time.”

 

3. Join professional networks.

  • An excellent one that we recommend is LinkedIn. (It’ free!)
  • In LinkedIn, join a group in the field that you are interested in.
  • Offer to write a guest post as an opportunity get your name out there.

 

4. Search the Internet for websites that are in your field of interest.

  • Offer to write a guest post for these sites.
  • Create unique searchable high quality content.
  • Create a YouTube video to demonstrate your knowledge in your field.

 

5. Go back into all of your “cleaned up social networks and populate them with excellent information about your field of interest. Only the best posts, photographs, and videos should appear there.

  • Create a YouTube video to demonstrate your knowledge in your field of interest.

 

6. Create a “Google Alert” on your name. (LINK)

  • When you do this, every time your name appears out there, you will get an email.

 

7. Never say or put online a negative comment about a person or an organization again.

  • This is a big deal.
  • This is not the place for you to ‘vent’, in fact this is a place where people are going to take your comments pretty seriously as a job candidate.
  • If you want to socialize with people, do it in person.
  • This will not only prevent you from getting a job, it will get you fired from a job.

 

~  Next in this series  ~ 

“Your Calling Card / Creating the Perfect Cover Letter and Resume.”

 

 

 

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Your Online Image  |  Student Caring

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Daniel & David

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