1st Tool to Success:
Every article I have read thus far regarding career and internship research emphasizes on creating a LinkedIn Profile. To my understanding, it offers many networking opportunities to help users connect with people in shared fields of interest. Job’s do not use Facebook to look for job candidates and a paper resume will only get me so far. By being able to network my resume on LinkedIn and read about job opportunities, and communicate with employers or people in my field online, it could position my career searching goals more successfully. According to Susan Adams, author of “6 Things You Must Do To Get Your First Job After College,” 85% said they believed having an internship is either important or very important for their career. So since LinkedIn is also a great resource for finding internships I will definitely be looking for opportunities on company profiles that interest me.
2nd Tool to Success:
It is also helpful for job applicants to own a blog. By owning a blog on websites such as GoDaddy or WordPress, it allows employers hiring to see how well I can write. Writing well is extremely important in the workplace. Most places will not hire an applicant if they cannot write effectively or produce certain documents. The blogs can be about practically anything. Writing about topics specifically in your field would be better, but anything to show a future employers that you can proofread and make clear sentences is sufficient.
3rd Tool to Success:
It is important for me and any student to use the resources that your colleges provides you. They are free and offer amazing tools to success. Most of these services will proofread and help you write resumes and cover letters. I have personally utilized my own college’s Career Services Office for resume help and each time I feel like my resume represents myself well. There are free workshops and special events which could help you choose a career, choose a major, learn about job strategies, and more. They will even help you prepare for interviews and get connected with an alumni in your field!