Potential "Career Day" Fiasco
March 14, 2009 7:14 PM Subscribe
Looking for resources for a presentation on resumes and job-seeking that I volunteered to give to college students next month. I'm realizing that I know much less about this than necessary...
posted by LolaGeek to Work & Money (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I volunteered last year to be part of a "career day" given by my co-ed fraternity at my alma mater. It never happened last year, and this year the committee organizing the event is under new leadership and contacted me to try the event again. Apparently I'm the only person who volunteered.
Rather than a presentation on various career choices, they want it to be more of a resume review and job-hunting tips. Now I'm not sure what to present, as I pretty much lucked into my current job by way of a temp job right after I graduated (5 years ago), so I haven't really had to worry about my resume or do too much job hunting in the real business world.
In addition to that, I majored in art and though my resume has changed slightly due to my current career path, my resume-writing experience is limited to creative fields. Many of the students I'll be presenting to are probably going into education (the college is well-known for this) for example, and I'm not at all sure what should be on a teacher's resume.
Hopefully they'll be able to recruit a few more alumni for this event, but I really feel like I'm getting in over my head. I'm looking for resources I can use to learn about what's expected on a resume these days, and tips for first-time job seekers in the current economic situation. I'd also like to have something I can bring with me for people to look at. I found a bunch of books on resumes and cover letters at the library, but they seem pretty dated. Any book or web site suggestions (or other resources - someone in HR?) would be appreciated, as well as any other tips for topics!