Friday, August 17, 2012

7 Ways College Students Can Gain an Edge on the Job Hunt - On Careers (usnews.com)

7 Ways College Students Can Gain an Edge on the Job Hunt - On Careers (usnews.com)

By Hannah Morgan




Whether you are entering your freshmen year or returning for your senior year, this checklist is mandatory reading and essential to your career development. As you know, competition for jobs after college is fierce, and a college degree no longer differentiates you like it used to. This list of seven action items will help you build the reputation necessary to stand out:

1. Inventory and document summer work experience and skills. No matter what your job was this summer, take time now to update your resume and LinkedIn profile. Be sure to quantify the results of what you accomplished during the projects you worked on. For example, instead of saying "Responsible for cataloging inventory," say "Accurately recorded and documented inventory easily accessible by all staff and saved hundreds of hours each month." If you don't know who benefited from your work and how, find out now, before too much time passes.


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