Early spring semester is a really good time to start taking action on choosing folks for references and letters of recommendations.
Want to get a job? Your professional brand needs to be well demonstrated in all of your social media and documents, especially your resume.
Remember, your resume is never a done deal. You will be updating it regularly from now until the end of your career with pertinent information about the professional YOU.
Need more help with your resume? Be sure to use the MSU Career Passport to help you with layout, action verbs, and tips for keeping content concise.
If you haven’t already, watch the how-to videos on transforming your “intern” resume to one that is appropriate for professional teaching positions.
I can’t stress it enough, the way you communicate yourself really matters. To stand out you need to share your most relevant and interesting information. Focus on your skills, accomplishments, and unique experiences. The reader only knows as much about you as you share with them!
Not sure how to make yourself stand out? Try reflecting a little bit deeper using a professional branding guide created by MSU Alumni Professional Enrichment team: Professional Branding Exercise. It will help you get your juices flowing and determine what is important to share about YOU!