Category Archives: Young Professionals

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Transferable Skills Developed On-Campus: Organizational

Woman Pulling Files from File CabinetMany valuable transferable skills can be gained through common on-campus jobs and activities. This series of articles, “Transferable Skills Developed On-Campus” highlights some common positions found on many university campuses (not an exhaustive list of campus positions). Each article will feature a different transferable skill and provide examples of resume phrases that coincide with the campus positions.

ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS

Library worker

  • Sorted and reshelved books and media
  • Processed faculty and graduate student requests for interlibrary loans
  • Labeled, stamped and sorted hundreds of books with 100% accuracy

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Transferable Skills Developed On-Campus: Communication

Simon Fraser UniversityMany valuable transferable skills can be gained through common on-campus jobs and activities. This new series of articles, “Transferable Skills Developed On-Campus” highlights some common positions found on many university campuses (not an exhaustive list of campus positions.). Each article will feature a different transferable skill and provide examples of resume phrases that coincide with the campus positions.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Library worker

  • Answered patron questions, referred them to appropriate resources
  • Communicated regularly with supervisor and co-workers to ensure efficient transition between shifts
  • Trained new student staff to on library procedures and on how to use electronic databases

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Are you a passive job seeker? You might be, but don’t realize it!


Are you a passive job seeker? Proactive job search strategies are far more effective than passive ones. However, spending a lot of time on your job search doesn’t necessarily mean you are using proactive strategies. If you find yourself constantly having to wait for the employer to make the next move, you’re likely using passive job search strategies. Let’s have a closer look at some strategies that may appear, on the surface, to be proactive, but are in fact passive.
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Around the Web in 7 Days: 2-27-09

In this weekly segment, I post 7 career articles that caught my eye over the past week – articles I think are worth your attention.

Career Interrupted? A Note to Gen Y on Surviving the Job Market
Marla Gottschalk offer practical advice to new professionals and job seekers for navigating a difficult job market.
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