I always tell the students that come into my office that their resume is one of the best resources they have in marketing themselves to employers. Your resume should give a comprehensive picture not only of what you have done, but also how you fulfilled the duties of the postition and what things you got out of the experience (such as skills, knowledge, and results). One of the ways I advise students to do this is by using the S.T.A.R. method, where you talk about your experiences in the context of a Situation you encountered, a Task you had to accomplish, the Actions you took to get the job done, and the Result you got out of it!
We have a great tip sheet on the S.T.A.R. method on our website (check it out by clicking here!) but there are always more steps you can take to make sure your business-of-one is completely on the market. Careerealism is putting on a great Webinar on Wednedsay, March 5th at 1pm to talk about these tactics and give you the best resources available to market yourself... and the best part is that it's free!
I'll be watching on the 5th... will you?
See what it's about and register by clicking here, and then show those employers what you've got!
|Amy Smith, Graduate Assistant