The Dreaded LinkedIn Summary…Some Tips for Students

Originally posted on The NACE Blog:
Ross Wade, assistant director, Duke University Career Center Personal blog: http://mrrosswade.wordpress.com/ LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosswade Twitter: @rrwade Blogs from Ross Wade. Students understand more and more the power of LinkedIn, and the importance of not only being on LinkedIn, but also actually using it to successfully market themselves and connect with professionals. I feel like I’ve worked with a gazillion students on how to create an effective LinkedIn profile, and the one section that causes my students the most problems is that dang summary section! In advising…

Hey #SAgrad! Buy this book! “Job Searching in Student Affairs: Strategies to Land the Position YOU Want” by @PGLove33

Job searching in student affairs?  A graduate student, new professional or otherwise?  But this book: Job Searching in Student Affairs: Strategies to Land the Position YOU Want by Patrick Love I had the immense privilege to get a preview of this book while Patrick was writing it.  I helped with some light editing, advice and encouragement.  In the process, I fell in love with its approach to the subject matter.  For a number of years now, I’ve taught practicum courses at Merrimack College and Boston College, and I’m constantly trying to find resources… Read More

“Go Digital In Your Job Search” Webinar on February 26 #SAsearch

I’m excited to be collaborating with Josie Ahlquist on an upcoming Studentaffairs.com webinar, Go Digital In Your Job Search.  This webinar is a mash-up of the knowledge Josie and I have acquired over the past few years doing sessions like these at conferences and to graduate programs.  It’s exciting to see what we have coming together when we combine forces. We’re still tweaking the language of the exact goals and outcomes, but the slide to the left should give you a sense as to what to expect.  The webinar is ideal for anyone doing… Read More

Top Tips from #SAchat on Preparing Your Resume for a #StudentAffairs #SAsearch

The Student Affairs Collective hosted an excellent Twitter Chat (#SAChat) on resumes last summer.  Many of the tweets echoed the advice and thoughts that I’ve encountered in my teaching of Higher Education Masters students.  Below you’ll find a curated list of what I consider to be some of the “best tips” and thoughts.  You can also read a full transcript of the morning and afternoon chats on this topic.  If you want to participate in future #SAChat Twitter chats, head over to their website. Q1: What do you hope to accomplish/convey w/ your… Read More

Stupid Resume Advice [REBLOG]

 paulgordonbrown: Once a month I re-blog a post that I find interesting and want to highlight.  This post comes from Patrick Love.  It’s a great reminder for the experienced job searcher and a great crash course for the new one.  It has some not-so-standard advice you might hear about your resume. Originally posted on Patrick Love’s Life: I love writing resumes. I love helping people write resumes. I love the fact that we are challenged to be creative and distinctive within an exceptionally constrained format. Not surprisingly then, I have thought a lot about resumes… Read More