Thursday, August 28, 2014

Stop Being a Student

The pay-off for attending college (or so we've been told) is getting a satisfying, well-paying job with a bright future, and making a graceful transition into full adulthood. But how?

The second link from SimplyHired has a radical suggestion at the end: erase from your resume everything that screams "student" or "recent student."

I'm not sure I agree entirely--after all, you have (or will have) worked hard for your credentials. But the point is that an employer doesn't want to hire "a student." He or she wants to hire "an employee"--a worker. Show what you have done. Even if you are low on fulltime, career-oriented employment, chances are you've done some pretty spectacular things that will translate into "employability."

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