February 16, 2006
Helping Students with Their Job Searches
Amy Jarmon, Assistant Dean for Academic Success Programs at Texas Tech University School of Law, offers a helpful recommendation to go along with the two exercises suggested in the Feb. 13 posting, "I'm Not in the Top Ten Percent! I'll Never Get Hired!":
"I often recommend a book by Richard Bolles entitled What Color is Your Parachute? The book comes out with a new edition each year. Although it is written for any job seeker, it focuses on helping individuals determine their strengths, passions, and skills, which ties in with Exercise 2 [brainstorming and exploring one's own strengths]. It also focuses on informational interviewing which ties in with Exercise 1 [developing a list of contacts for job networking]. There is a website which acts as a supplement to the book: http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/."
Thanks, Amy (dbw)
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