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College seniors: 6 things you can do right now to jump start your job search


If you’re a college senior and are just starting your job search, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed right now. (If you’re a senior and are in the height of interviewing or already have an offer or two in hand, this post is probably not for you. But please email it to any of your friends who are just starting their job search.) Let’s face it, senior year is BUSY!! You’ve got classes to go to, papers to write, exams to study for, rehearsals to attend, and every so often, you try to fit in some food and a bit of sleep. How are you supposed to fit in job searching, writing resumes and cover letters, practicing for interviews, going to career fairs, conducting information interviews, networking, visiting employer sites???? The whole idea of conducting a job search may seem overwhelming, and impossible to accomplish.

So how about this? Just for now, let’s not worry about all the many steps left to accomplish. Let’s just think about step one – getting started. What can you do RIGHT NOW to get your job search in motion?
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Video: Resume Objective Statements

Here is the second video tutorial in a series of Basic Resume Writing for College Students and Recent Grads. This second video deals with the objective statement of the resume. (Watch the first video, Resume Headers.)
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Where are the jobs? Tips and links for locating opportunities.

Despite all we hear in the news, there are still employers that are hiring and industries that are growing. But when it comes to effective job search strategies, lists of openings are really just the tip of the iceberg.
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Video: Resume headers for college students and recent grads

I’ve received some questions about basic resume writing. So, I decided to start creating a few short videos showing the most common sections of resumes for college students and recent grads. This first video deals with the header of the resume, also known as the contact information section.
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