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

In One Click: Follow the Newest Student Affairs Job Search & Blog Post Tweets

I’ve talked about how much I enjoy the content curation site, Paper.li.  Here are two examples of a Paper.li that I created for the higher education and student affairs masters students I teach.  These sites pull content from social media postings that contain specific hashtags and format them into a visual newspaper.  Once a week a new edition is dynamically created and emailed out to subscribers.  If you think they might also be helpful to you, check them out…

Hiring ResLife Professional Staff for a Residential Curriculum

When transitioning your residence life program to a residential curriculum model, it becomes increasingly important that you hire professional staff with the requisite skills and competencies to enact the curriculum.  Although these skills are desirable in any residence life professional, they take on added importance in a residential curriculum.  Some of the competencies required of staff under a residential curriculum include: A strong command of student development theory, research, and trends Ability to translate broad educational statements and philosophies into practice Ability to write clear, specific and measurable learning outcomes Ability to assess… Read More

Social Media Triple Threat for the Class of 2014 Job Search [REBLOG]

Originally posted on Josie Ahlquist:
LMU Graduation. Photo Credit: Anthony Garrison-Engbrecht I write this post to the class of 2014 college graduates.  Putting in four years to earn your undergraduate (or five…or six) I’m sure ready to go put that degree to work!  You have the grades, the extracurriculars, internships, and even great references.  But in todays fiercely competitive economy there is no guarantee that you’ll even get an interview. Nope, many of those times I listed above are given.  The leadership roles, high GPA, service projects, etc.  Still nothing. I have…