Going for unpaid work can prove to be quite useful for students wanting to land a job after they pass out of school. Experience of unpaid work in resumes attracts many prospective employers looking for recruitment of students and fresh graduates, advises Lauren Friese of TalentEgg.ca, an employment site meant for graduates and students.
Friese further adds that students and graduates form a group of five to six persons and go for organizing events for a large number of people.
Thus, by doing so, they gain experience of working as event planners, though; they are not getting paid for this job, initially.
The site designed for school and college students helps them with useful tips for writing best and impressive resumes and some excellent tips regarding career-counseling.
Friese provides following list of some things to be followed and a few things to be avoided by students while going for summer-job hunting------------------
• Begin your search for summer jobs by surfing job-finding agencies, job boards and career centers. Facebook and Twitter can also prove extremely useful for finding jobs.
• Spread the word to prospective employers by using the internet. Post your personal profile at various social network sites.
• Take the initiative of approaching the companies irrespective of the fact whether they are hiring new employees or not. Speak about your special skills and interests. Who knows you might get appointment letter there and then.
• Accept broader horizons while looking for a job. Be open. Think big and wide and explore various opportunities and make sure that your resume shows it clearly to increase your chances of getting hired at the earliest.
• Don’t underestimate retail. Remember, it provides you a valuable opportunity to be persuasive and responsible.
• Take care to mention the company’s name correctly to increase your probability of hiring.
• Avoid writing generic cover letters as they face high risk of getting rejected out rightly by prospective employers. Always mention a few lines about your special skills, qualification and work experience in accordance with the requirements of the position you are applying for.
• Don’t waste time and act at the earliest because many companies are on the lookout for employees as soon as positions become vacant.