Resume Transformation

December 4, 2013

How can you transform your resume from a series of facts and bullet points to an eye-catching,appetite whetting document that gets you calls for an interview? Vivian Giang explains what a career expert at TheLadders suggests in this article: How to Write an Excellent Resume 2013 For more resume and career advice, go to and select the Students or Alumni links on left.

Cover Letter Checklist

November 27, 2013

Employers read cover letters. Many pay more attention to the content and flavor of the letter than they do the resume, since so many resumes look similar. Do include a cover letter. When writing your cover letter, be sure to review Martin Yates’ simple check list, all the while keeping it to one page.Simple Checklist For Writing Effective Cover Letters

Practice Interviewing on Inteview Stream

September 4, 2013  Tagged

Ever wonder how you would perform on a Skype or other webcam interview? Or, how you would do in person? Did you know that you can do practice interviewing from your dorm room and then watch and critique yourself? We all know practice improves performance. Your CofC Career Center has a tool and all you need is your computer and a webcam. Just go to our website,, and scroll down to Quick Links to find Interview Stream: Online Practice Interviews. After registering, you can take any of the practice interviews.

Prepare first: Go to the Students link (on left if Career Center site) and then select Interviewing and improve your interview skills. After completing one or more practice interviews, you can still set up an apppointment to come to the Career Center for a mock interview. But you might be so good after Interview Stream you don’t to!

Young and just starting in your career? Some insightful advice from your peers.

May 31, 2013

Career Advice for Young Professionals from Successful Go-Getters article by The Brazen Team found in Brazen Life
Career Advice for Young Professionals from Successful Go-Getters

Job Seekers – You need to read this!

May 31, 2013

If you are sending out resumes and not hearing back, Dr. John Sullivan’s May 20th article on is a MUST READ in its entirety. Why You Can’t Get a Job … Recruiting Explained by the Numbers

Looking for a Job? Make sure you avoid these pitfalls.

May 7, 2013

Allison Linn of NBC News writes: “Hey, class of 2013, here’s how NOT to get a job” in NBC

Getting your foot in the door

March 19, 2013 asks recruiters what advice they have for job seekers. In Getting Your Foot in the Door, Macy’s and other companies answer questions posed by on what recruiters look for at career fairs and when meeting applicants, as published in the CSO eNews.

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Does Your Resume Look Dated?

January 3, 2013

In Toni Bowers’ article, “Four things that make your resume look dated” published in Tech Republic on February 21, 2012, she reminds us that times have changed.

Four things that make your resume look dated

Have you reviewed your resumes lately?

Unconventional Ways to Boost your Job Search Efforts

January 3, 2013

Ashleigh Trahan writes this article for TalentEgg: 4 Novel Ways to Tackle Your Job Search In 2013.  (January 2, 2013)

Disclosure:  These creative approaches are not for everyone.

It’s a tough job market out there, which means you’re going to have to step up your game if you want to land your first (or next) gig.

In this spirit, some bold individuals are finding extreme ways to proactively market themselves to potential employers.

While these unique (and sometimes wacky) … more…

4 Novel Ways to Tackle Your Job Search In 2013

My Takeaway: Traditional resumes still work, but novel approaches to marketing yourself will get more attention. cw



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