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13
Sep10

Time to Resume Writing Resumes

Posted by: Brendan Ratner

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So it’s Fall 2010; some of us are back from Co-op, some of us fresh off a great summer… The unfortunate ones like me are in class again after having summer classes. The one thing that joins us all together: WE NEED MONEY!

I remember hearing before summer started that unemployment figures for the 16-20 age group reached worse-than-Great Depression levels. What that meant was less summer jobs, less party money, and just less fun for all of us students. One of the easiest ways to combat the recession, stay employed, and keep money coming in is to update your resume.

Before college, I thought you just have one simple resume that you use for everything and update as you go through life. If those of you reading this are like, well I still think that… you are WRONG. The reality is that your resume should be specifically tailored toward the job you’re applying for, with certain previous experiences and skills highlighted or left out accordingly. It can take a lot of effort and a lot of guesswork to really shine through to employers, but it is the most crucial step to getting an interview or a job.

Luckily, Northeastern knows that jobs during and after college are just as important as the education you receive. Hence the co-op program, and hence Career Services walk-in hours! Check out the Walk In Hours from 2pm-4pm Monday through Thursday in 202 Stearns Hall. Someone will be there to give you a 10-15 minute session reviewing your resume.

Check out other great resume resources at the Career Services page. And of course, don’t forget the resume help you can get from books in Snell Library!

Posted in: Information and Society, Jobs, Serendipity

2
Aug10

Seeking New Writers for Snell Snippets

Posted by: damong

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With the school year coming around and new students pouring in, not to mention some new Library employees who have started working or will soon begin working at Snell, I want to send out a call for all potential bloggers. At Snell Snippets, we are trying to branch out, both in our service to the library and in the way we encompass all sections of the library. This means we are promoting news, resources, and general updates at a good rate, but we are also looking to include more people as contributing writers.
A contributing writer would be required to complete at least one post per week and they would be required to be trained as a blogger. All blog posts are intrinsically related to the library; either they are about a recent library development, or a book, film, CD, etc., that we have at Snell. Posts may also be about the broad topic of libraries, literature and literacy as it relates to our own goals.
As one of the primary blog goals is to get more students reading it, we are therefore trying to get more students to write for it. As of now, the blog administrators are mainly divided between the 2nd and third floor; Karen, Rebecca and myself. The same can be said of all contributors. Having several students working at Circulation to blog about the library from their perspective would be just one of many welcome additions. Of course, this is only an example.
I look forward to hearing from interested writers. Anybody with a skill for writing, reading and intellectual curiosity may apply. I know that includes a good many people here.

Posted in: Information and Society, Jobs, Serendipity