After reading the information about "skilling up", go to an employment website (such as Monster.com, usajobs.gov, etc.) and find a job opening that interests you. Following the guidelines from the above readings, write a resume and a cover letter applying for the job. In the job ad, the resume and the cover letter. In your resume and cover letter apply ideas from the readings.
Include an introduction and a conclusion: How can you leverage your current talents to earn money while you look for a job in your chosen field? Besides learning new skills at an unpaid position, what else can you gain from volunteering? Why is it important to constantly update your skills?
So you'd like to know more about what I do...
This might be one of the first things said to you in an information interview. Information interviews are incredibly useful tools in a job search.
Network Your Way to Success
Below is a link to a web page from an instructor at California State University Northridge that gives a good introduction to the topic of information interviews and job networking.
Richardson, D. B., (1994). Network Your Way to Success. Accessed from:http://www.csun.edu/~vcecn006/network1.html.
The below readings are used in the case assignment. Use the library instructions above to retrieve articles without a link.
6 Resume Writing Tips for Business School Grads
Jada, A. G. (2012, 6 résumé writing tips for business school grads. U.S.News & World Report, 1. )Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1015365544?accountid=28844. http://www.usnews.com/articles/education/top-business-schools/2012/04/11/6-resume-writing-tips-for-business-school-grads.html
Resumes, applications, and cover letters
Khoo, V. (2012). How to... write winning cover letters and résumés. Charter, 83(5), 44-45. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1023445351?accountid=28844
The below readings are used in the SLP assignment.
Uzzi, B. & Dunlap, S. (2005). How to Build Your Network. Accessed from:http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/faculty/uzzi/ftp/uzzi's_research_papers/uzzi_dunlap%20hbr.pdf
Informational Interviewing Tutorial. Accessed from: http://www.quintcareers.com/informational_interviewing.html.
How can you leverage your current talents to earn money while you look for a job in your chosen field?
In the pursuit for employment, the resume is vital for initial assessment to the level of talent and knowledge base of the job seeker. Thus, the current talents should reflect on the first page of the resume and most defiantly in the beginning parts of the cover letter. The leverage technique is on the ability to effectively communicate the lasting impression with the employer to being aware of an extraordinary talent capable of completing job tasks. The skills sets can assist in providing the means in outlining sufficient knowledge base to effectively performing well on the job. Case in point, the leverage is met during the interview phase to continuing highlight such talents effectively to the hiring manager that leads to hiring (promotion) or even increase in pay salary. ...
The solution discusses employment communication.