When our participating students hit the summer months between their junior and senior year, they will have had over three years to build content for their résumés. If they paid attention to our annual reminders, they should have recorded and measured improvements they have made in various categories of importance every year, such as academic success, social growth, development of a life plan, and post-high school education goals. Therefore, they will have plenty of ‘meat’ to put on the bones of a simple résumé format.
This activity offers opportunities for upperclassmen to hear a ‘friendly critique’ of a number of representative résumés (maybe their own!) that run the gamut from great to absolutely not (without revealing the author’s name).
It will then be up to participating students to apply the critique of a few select résumés to their own documents in time to present the final version to possible internship hosting companies. Remember, we are not here to do their work for them. We are here to ensure they know how to do their own résumé development.
Participating students will hear ‘tips and hints’ from current Gig workers: the ups and down, successes and failure, the hard and soft skills necessary to succeed. We will also ensure that students know that as with any online activity, it is necessary to be on the lookout for scammers and phishers.
We also make it clear to them that they should not be on any gig website until they are at least 18 years of age. Most employers do not want to work with underage students and most likely cannot accept a contract with a minor. And we strongly recommend that our Host employers ensure that they are working with a student who has gained his/her majority.
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Students may watch this series of videos that we offer live, and subsequently online as a recorded session when they have time to do so. These videos feature young professionals (in white- and blue-color jobs) as they relate some of their past experiences and give you a ‘instant playback’ from their lives that will help participating students build theirs.