Category Archives: Young Professionals

Tailoring Your Resume – An objective approach: Video tutorial for college students and recent grads

You hear it over and over – in fact, you’ve heard me say it – TAILOR YOUR RESUME, but how do you decide what experiences are relevant to a given employer? In this video tutorial, I demonstrate a technique I’ve used for nearly 10 years to help job seekers take an objective look at their own resumes. This tutorial is especially for college students and recent graduates, but professionals and career counselors may also find the technique useful.

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Taking stock of your international experience

Busy Market in the Philippines
If you are an international student, a domestic student who has studied abroad, or a professional who has worked in multiple countries, it will be useful to take stock of your international experience in order to become more comfortable marketing it to prospective employers. But you may be wondering if you have any international experience that would be valuable to an employer. The following list of questions is intended to help you begin to identify some of the international knowledge, skills and experience you possess.
Language and Communication Skills:

  • What languages do you speak? Write? Understand?
  • In what languages are you fluent?
  • Do you have a professional network (i.e. professional contacts) in other countries?
  • Do you have an ear for understanding different accents?
  • Are you able to recognize different meanings in gesturing from more than one culture?
  • (For example, hand waves and head nods can mean vastly different things from one culture to the next.)
  • Do you understand slang words in more than one language or dialect?


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Around the Web in 7 Days: 2-20-09

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

That Ex (-Resume) Was Begging to Be Dumped
Taking an objective, honest look at your resume is vital to the success of your job search, and that’s exactly what what Shelley Esaak does in this guest post on Alison Doyle’s blog.

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Quick Tips: Your success team?

(I originally posted these tips on Twitter. @sweetcareers) Who’s on your success team? Surround yourself with individuals who inspire you. These should be people you trust, whose work ethic is admirable. Drop the “friends” that are unmotivated and are sabotaging their own success. Your success team doesn’t have to be in your field or industry. They do need to be […]

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