Career career Career. Are you Career minded?

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Career. Doesn’t that have a nice ring to it? While I am in the midst of papers, critiques, exams, and what seem to be useless classes, the word career sounds quite appealing. I mean, it is what we have all been working up to right? First elementary school, then the awkward years of middle school, and then high school. Lets pause there. High school graduation. You have now completed 13 YEARS of schooling. What an accomplishment, BUT WAIT, you aren’t done yet.

College. The institution that you seek farther education. Four years later, you can finally say you are ready for the professional world. But are you? I mean really? Do you know how to present yourself well in an interview? Is your resume’ lacking in different areas? What is going to make you stand out from thousands of others?

This is one of the most important things that you leave college with. I mean, you can know a lot, but if you can’t take the appropriate steps to get yourself a job, then your degree, your college education, has no use.

So, as a college student, it is important that we research what to do and what not to do while interviewing, creating a resume, and the “job hunt” in general.

While writing your resume it is important that you think about what the company is about, and what things that the organization would appreciate that you have been a part of. For example, if you are applying to work for a mission’s organization, you should highlight on missions experiences that you have been a part of or lead. Also, as a college student, your resume should only be about a page long. If you make it any longer than that, it will not get read.

A good website that talks about writing a good resume and how to prepare for an interview is

Career Advice

Another website that I found that can help get your career rolling is

Career Perfect

Lastly, a great blog to check out on different aspects of careers in Public Relations is Ron Culp’s blog to guiding you into a career in public relations. You can find this at

Culpwrit

Check out these different outlets! Why not start now? It can only benefit you down the road!

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About relating2thepublic

I am 21 years old and attend Southeastern University where I am pursuing my degree in journalism and public relations. I have many dreams and passions and I have decided to begin taking action now in accomplishing these dreams. I believe that everyone can be great, but they must persevere through struggles. I hope that my blog is an encouragement to you!

9 responses »

  1. Very good post, like the description of all the years through schooling. I’m sure everyone would agree with you. And definitely agree with how important it is to grasp how to create and present your resume, and not making college a waste so to speak.

  2. I thought that this post was super helpful. It’s true; after we graduate from college we get that feeling of now what? It IS important to know how to prepare for a job but most graduates lack in that area. I think the links that you provided are extremely helpful and it’s important to develop these skills now before you graduate so when that time comes you will be prepared. It takes time to develop these valuable skills so it’s important to start now. It’s also a great idea to start getting your resume and cover letter together now so you can continuously make changes and improve it. Thanks for all of the great info I think it was very useful!

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  4. This was a very helpful post. I especially like when you said “This is one of the most important things that you leave college with. I mean, you can know a lot, but if you can’t take the appropriate steps to get yourself a job, then your degree, your college education, has no use.”

    We must learn how to effectively present ourselves in order to get jobs. And I believe the links and the advice you gave will benefit us all as students seek jobs after graduation. I really like the link you gave to the blog too. Good stuff there. Thanks!

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  6. Wow. This is a great post. Everything you said is so true. I feel like we’ve been working toward our career for practically our whole lives. We start schooling when we’re just a few years old, and most of us continue into our twenties! The whole point of schooling is to educate us and prepare us for our future career, and life after school. However, it’s astonishing how many people find themselves with college degrees, and no job. We are taught so many things during our school career, however we are never really taught how to land a job. I feel we are forced to take so many classes and learn about subjects that we will never need knowledge about outside of school. Why aren’t more classes on interviewing, and writing resumes available and required in our curriculum?! This is at least practical and applicable to everyone who intends on getting a job sometime in their life.

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  8. I quite enjoyed reading this post. I am graduating in two weeks, so finding a job is on the top of my to-do list. It is important to have a good resume and to know how to conduct yourself during an interview. Thanks for the links that you provided. I will be sure to check those out.

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