Are you looking for a summer internship or a job? Do you contemplate a career transition? If so, here is a round-up of some tips and tools that can help you in the process.
Each of you has had a variety of experiences in you life that have helped you to develop certain skills that are valuable to your potential employer. But when time comes to prepare your resume or answer questions at a job interview, you may not remember this valuable information. This inventory list will ensure you give yourself credit for all the wonderful things you have accomplished in life. It has two parts: Part I discusses “Sources of Evidence That You May Possess Skills, Experiences, and Attributes of Interest to Employers” and Part II lists “Skills, Experiences, and Attributes You Have That Might Be of Interest to Employers.” It’s a good check list to go through and make sure you are not forgetting anything important. And you may be surprised at how much you already know. Also, if you need to add some action to your resume, check out Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs.
Do you need help with job interviews? Lifehack discusses a new tool – InterviewTrue - which allows you to practice your interviewing skills virtually. You can customize your interview by choosing from the database of 1000 questions from the leading companies. You record yourself with your own webcam as a virtual interviewer asks you questions. After the interviewing session is over, you receive a transcript of your interview. You can watch the recording to evaluate your body language and analyze your responses in a transcript. The InterviewTrue site has a demo and a free trial option.
Here’s another interesting way to play out your interview scenario. It comes from the area of the Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). As you do the exercise, you visualize the desired behavior and build confidence.
As you network for success, don’t make The Ten Biggest Networking Mistakes, described by Harvey Mackay. Instead, focus on developing the Seven Habits of Successful Rainmakers, shared by Sara Holtz in The Complete Lawyer.