Why You Need a Resumé in 9th Grade
Jul07

Why You Need a Resumé in 9th Grade

Did you know the need for a resumé begins as early as 9th grade? That’s the best time to start when keeping a record of accomplishments becomes important.

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Jobs on the Business Horizon
Sep23

Jobs on the Business Horizon

  by Emily Pickelhaupt For every student, there’s one lingering question that follows you throughout your entire college career. What are you going to do when you get out of school? The answer to this question may seem easy, but actually getting the career of your dreams is a bit of a challenge in today's economy. Luckily for us Virginia Tech students, twice a year a job fair provides many opportunities to interact with employers hiring for your major and hopefully shine enough to land a job.  Every fall, Business Horizons career fair brings together over 100 different companies, all hiring various business majors for different positions. The companies themselves offer just about any kind of opportunity a student could desire. From working for Boeing doing marketing on their latest aircraft, to working with Belk as a Executive training employee, the possibilities are endless.  Not only does the job fair give you a great way to get face time with some excellent companies, other programs and opportunities present themselves with recommendations on how to prepare for success during the event. For me, the best resource for preparation was my business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi. From my brothers, I learned just about every aspect needed to find a job, from which seminars to attend–to making a cover letter in order to make my resume stand out. So, for those out there who are a bit worried about how they will find a job when the time comes, here are my tips:  Don’t start the search senior year. Sure, it may seem silly to go to a career fair as a freshman just starting out on their college path. After all, most companies are looking for juniors (for internships) and seniors (for full time jobs). However, as the saying goes, practice makes perfect. Starting out as a freshman will enable you to get a strong grasp on what is expected at job fairs. It will also give you the opportunity to start researching possible career paths and building relationships with the recruiters.  Most businesses (if not too busy) are willing to talk to you about their company and what you could do for them as well as offer up tips on how to make improvements for the future (your dress, resume, etc). Begin networking early, who knows? You may even be that lucky freshman who lands an awesome summer internship. Review your resume and consider a cover letter. Your resume should be one page max. Think about it from the employers perspective–at the job fairs, they will be handed a ton of resumes. They want something they can glace over quickly...

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