Nine out of 10 job seekers do very little with their résumés, hoping that their dream employer will come looking for them. Just like a hammer, a résumé is a tool that can help you get the job done. But if the hammer sits in a toolbox unused, it’s worthless. Your résumé, sitting on your desk or in your computer, will do little for you unless it lands in the hands of decision makers.
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Young job seekers who can’t seem to land full-time employment may want to tap into a segment of the job market that is always recommended, but often overlooked: internships.
For those who believe that internships are synonymous with summer break, think again. According to recent surveys, fall internship hiring is on the rise and the opportunities are paving the way for full-time positions for those hired to do the job.
Untitled [ArtSpace] seeks motivated individuals for a Spring 2009 internship in one or more of the following areas: studio art, arts administration, graphic design, art education, public relations, grant writing, fundraising, and art history. Untitled [ArtSpace] is a nonprofit arts center located in downtown Oklahoma City. Interns may be undergraduate, graduate students, or recent graduates. [...]
1. Obtain a job description. Think of the job description as a guide when tailoring your resume for a particular position. Write down or underline all of the employer’s qualifications and think of ways that you meet each or most of these. If you do not have a job description, imagine what the qualifications would [...]