Resumes and Job Interviews!!

4 Oct

Week 7 TOW COMM 2322


What advice would you offer to a student who is working on a resume or preparing for a job interview? Be sure to share links to three or more sites / blog posts that would be helpful for a PR student.

Hopefully, as a student you have been keeping track of the jobs you have worked or skill sets that you have successfully been able to use at a place or organization. If you have not been keeping track, try to sit down and brainstorm past jobs or work that you have done. The reason being once you have that information it basically needs organized into a format. It is the meat of your resume. This information is you on paper. The resume is a tool that organizes all your past and present jobs, markets you and used to communicate your abilities to a potential employer.

The advice that I would offer to a student who is working on writing a resume or getting ready for a job interview would be to make sure that what is on your resume is accurate. If you have not updated your resume in a while, then before you e-mail it to a potential boss make sure you have no spelling mistakes and that everything on there is accurate and up to date.

Sometimes people make their resume look better then they really are in person. They look like the best person on paper, but then after the interview the potential employer realizes that the resume was not entirely true. It is not worth putting false information on your resume to get a job and in the end you lose not only your character but possibly job as well.

A couple of great websites to glean information or techniques on how to write a resume would be Daily Writing Tips which has over 44 resume writing tips that you can read. Plus, another great source is Resume-Help which is a great website that gives examples and shows how to write and give an eye catching look to your resume. Lastly, I would refer a public relations student to How to Nail an Interview that also have informational videos that go along with the 20 tips for a job interview.


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