Posts Tagged ‘job’

Three Core Transferable Skills

Saturday, July 12th, 2008
Selecting a major often leaves students with a limited view of career opportunities, which can lead to discouragement and regret when the job hunt rolls around. Graduating students need to look beyond the confinements of their majors and realize that some universities are slightly behind when it comes to adapting and keeping up with rapidly changing business needs and opportunities. Generally, if you can gain three core transferable skills over the course of your college experience, these can be applied across a number of careers:
  1. Organization
  2. Strategic Thinking
  3. Communication
No matter the label on your diploma, if you can prove mastery of these three core skills, a number of opportunities will be open to you (keep in mind, you won't master these in a classroom alone). Have any other important core skills to add? Feel free to chime in.

Blog Your Way into a New Career

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
It's amazing where blogging can lead you. My colleague, Amanda Mooney , and I recently found ourselves in new jobs, largely credited to our participation in the blogosphere and other social platforms. Your resume won't give you a voice. The first thing you should have on your resume under contact information is a link to your blog or website. Sometimes I feel like having a blog is my little secret to opening doors to opportunities that once seemed unattainable. And the more I discuss this with other bloggers, the more I begin to see that I am not the only one experiencing it. Yes, maintaining a blog and building relationships with other bloggers takes time and commitment, but the rewards, from the first realization that someone is actually listening to the possibility of life-changing opportunities, are well worth it.