Yesterday’s #sachat(s) on the student affairs job search and placement were very informative and it was great to see so many people eager to help all the job seekers out there. I was especially excited, because, well…this is one of my “things.” I like helping people with their job searches. It really gives me a sense of satisfaction to talk with people, or to help them with their resumes, cover letters and graduate school apps/statements of purpose. In the same spirit, this edition of Take 5 features 5 great resources on the web to assist job seekers with their searches.
- First, #sachat and the Student Affairs Collaborative Blog. This is a great community as well as being a source of information on Student Affairs, Higher Education and Collaborative Learning. #sachats happen each Thursdayt at 1 pm EST and 7 pm EST, and anyone with a Twitter account can join in by hash-tagging their tweets with #sachat. You can use Twitter Search, TweetGrid, or any popular Twitter client that supports hashtag searches.
- One of my favorite career sites is Career Adventure by Kristi Daeda. She always has great advice and resources, like the section of the site on Resumes and Porfolios. There are several good articles in there about CVs vs. Resumes, including When a Resume Just Won’t Do: Writing Your CV
- The Author in Residence Articles on HigherEdJobs.Com is a great new series that everyone should check out.
- BusinessCard 2.0 is a pretty sweet site that lets you create a business card with some interactive features. You can put in a bio, share your social networking sites and links and more, including embedding it on your blog or web page. Visitors can interact with the widget, flip through the mini-pages, send you a message, or download your vCard, all without leaving your web site. You can view my BusinessCard 2.0 here. I will be embedding in my sites soon.
- And lastly, a plug for something I am offering a Free Group for Student Affairs Job Seekers. This will be limited to 10 or so people and the group will meet each week via teleconference call to share questions, advice and support as they move through their job searches. To register, go to the event registration form here. The small size of the group should allow for good conversation and sharing. I am offering it for free so I can get some practice with coaching groups, and yes, I am offering it for free. In the interest of full diclosure, I will share information about my individual coaching services wiht participants, but I have promised also to not “hard sell” anyone, because a) I hate that crap, and b) if I am helpful as a coach, that pretty much speaks for itself, and will hopefully lead to referrals and eventually, to paid clients. This whole business thing is new to me, so please bear with me as I figure out how to do all this business stuff the right way.
Thanks for reading. Please come back soon for more articles and resources, including the periodic contributions of guest bloggers Bryan Koval (on his doctoral program experience) and Shannon Healy, on her search for her first full-time position in Student Affairs.