By UniversityParent and Donna West McPheeters
“Will my student be able to land a good job at graduation?” Though the economy has improved in recent years, college parents still worry, and with reason.
Despite a brisker job market — hiring of new college grads was predicted to rise 8.3% in 2015 according to “Job Outlook 2015” by the National Association of Colleges and Employers — many students will graduate without an offer.
How can you support your student throughout her college years so that she’s one of the success stories? Preparation is key. By intentionally building a resumé in college, your student will create the experience she wants to showcase instead of having to spin a haphazard assortment of activities into something they’re not.
It’s never too early to start. Here are six critical steps your student can take as she builds a resumé in college:
There is plenty of support for your student on campus. Her academic advisor is a good resource, as is the Career Center. At the Career Center she can:
Not only will she be highly qualified, she’ll be confident and well-prepared. That’s how she’ll seal the deal!
About the Author:
Donna West McPheeters is the author of “How to Find the Job You Want” and “How to Build Your Resumé While You’re in College.”
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