Learn how to make yourself attractive to employers by including stories and highlights from your internship, college course, and part time job experiences. Employers recognize that recent graduates do not have extensive work experience, however, it is your job to tell the story of your career even if it's been mostly academic.
- Before you say,…"I have no work experience to put on a resume,"…Let me ask you: Have you had an internship?…Were you part of any clubs or teams?…Did you hold a leadership role in any of them?…How about your classes?…Were there any in your major that you did really well in?…Have you won any awards or scholarships?…And then, were they character, academic, or merit-based?…That's important information to share with an employer.…Employers today recognize that somebody right out of college…probably didn't work 20 to 30 hours a week…while they were in school.…
Now some of you did, and that's great.…But your job now is to tell the story of your career so far,…even if it's been mostly academic,…or if your part-time jobs had nothing to do…with your career goals.…While you might have limited work experience,…think about the roles and responsibilities you've earned.…Did you have an internship that you can speak to?…How about a committee in college?…Take the skills, talents, and the responsibilities…that you held and speak to them,…
Personal branding expert Lida Citroën shows you how to present yourself to employers in the best light, from your resume to your social media presence, to your interview attire. Lida also shares best practices for finding and applying to jobs, and setting yourself up for success before graduation. She helps you understand how to use social media strategically to network with future coworkers and mentors, and research the companies you really want to work for. Her advice is focused on helping you find a good fit with an employer that matches your passion, salary requirements, and values.
- Selling "you" and building your brand
- Leveraging an internship
- Finding your network
- Identifying your ideal employer
- Finding jobs online and in person
- Competing with others
- Writing resumes and cover letters
- Acing the interview