I’m sure that very few readers of this blog have ever used a pen or pencil to circle jobs in the help wanted ads of a newspaper. Sometimes, I feel nostalgic for those days. At least you knew there was an actual job opening when a company paid to put something in the paper!
Things have changed a lot. I work with many job seekers who get discouraged when they submit hundreds of resumes and cover letters online but don’t receive a single response. Not even a rejection letter.
Here are 7 handy tips for any job hunters who are feeling low.
For many years, as a dean at three Ivy League colleges and now as an AVP at a university with an extraordinary mission, I have had a front row seat to the obstacles to success that college students and their parents confront every year. Even at so-called elite, highly selective colleges such as Princeton, Harvard, and Columbia, where I spent some of my career, students struggle on a daily basis to remain healthy, happy, grounded, and to stay in school. I am dedicated to helping them.