Thanks BYU-Hawaii for iniviting me to present Power Up Your Career and Rock Your Network(R) programs to your students.
Here are a few more tips from the Power Up presentation:
1) When we talk about contact information, it must be in a readable font and contain a professional email address (unprofessional ones can land in the circular file – or worse – never reach an employer’s desk); 2) Bottom line achievements. They must be relevant to the career goal, bulleted under job descriptions, and most importantly, specify your value using numbers (dollars are best); 3) Using recruiters – the temp job helps you build connections inside a company where you wish to work – creating an inside network!
Getting a clear career focus seemed the hardest for students. It was for me when I was a student. Career Centers can help – and so can these assessment tools:
True Colors – FREE Assessment: “FollowYour True Colors to the Work You Love” by Carolyn Kalil. (The free assessment is in the upper lefthand corner.)
MAPP Assessment – FREE: The MAPP Assessment reveals the real you: your natural motivations, interests and talents for work.