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Posted February 01, 2016 by

In the job search, all experience matters

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When college students begin the job search process, they often feel defeated before they begin if they believe they have no real work experience, but that is never true. All have some knowledge and skills, and they are all transferable. For example, the only job a student may have had was babysitting, so a student may feel that won’t help them land an internship. It is true that others may have more experience, but there are transferable skills acquired from babysitting such as being organized and responsible. If the same family hired you over and over again, that demonstrates that you performed well.

Classroom-related experience is also of value to recruiters and hiring managers. While some candidates applying for the job may have done similar work before for pay, employers will also value the work you’ve completed for a grade so be sure to include academic projects on your resume related to the job opening. Remember to list what you’ve learned in the classroom under the “experience” heading on your resume. Even if you weren’t paid for the time, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t valuable and that you didn’t work just as hard as someone else who acquired similar skills.

 

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Posted March 24, 2014 by

How College Students and Recent Grads Can Turn School into a Chance to Find Entry Level Jobs

While college students and recent graduates might not think they have enough experience to land entry level jobs, they can use their time in school to show potential employers what skills and experience they bring to the table.  Learn more in the following post.

Many college students and recent grads face the “I don’t have experience” dilemma in their job search. In one recent blog post I included this: Most new grads have more experience and skills than they give themselves credit for, and then struggle with turning it into value statements for employers.

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Posted October 15, 2013 by

Seven great jobs to work while you’re in college

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When it comes to good jobs, college students are sometimes stuck in the middle.

While they’re not quite qualified for many career jobs that require a degree, students are typically smart enough to snag a number of other excellent positions. But given busy school schedules, the jobs must be flexible and part-time. That limits options. Thankfully, there are a number of great part-time, flexible gigs out there. (more…)