LinkedIn Boot Camp Challenge 7 – Resemble a Resume

Hopefully spring break gave you time to catch up or complete the first six CCO LinkedIn Boot Camp challenges but it's never too late to join the CCO LinkedIn Boot Camp!  You can view the summary here or go back to the LinkedIn Boot Camp page of the Purdue CCO blog to get started. Join the CCO Boot Camp subgroup on LinkedIn to be an … Continue reading LinkedIn Boot Camp Challenge 7 – Resemble a Resume

LinkedIn Boot Camp Challenge 6 – Develop a Summary Statement

It's never to late to join the LinkedIn Boot Camp!  You can view the summary here or go back to the LinkedIn Boot Camp page of the Purdue CCO Blog to get started. Join the CCO Boot Camp subgroup on LinkedIn to be an official participant for the chance to win CCO gear and other prizes. BOOT CAMP IS TOUGH! While this … Continue reading LinkedIn Boot Camp Challenge 6 – Develop a Summary Statement

Developing Professionally as a CCO Student Ambassador and Intern

Starting out as a CCO Ambassador last year, I was very excited about what was in store for me. When we all came together for training I was a bit nervous because I was not exactly sure of everything I would be learning. We dove right in learning basics about resumes, cover letters, and the CCO … Continue reading Developing Professionally as a CCO Student Ambassador and Intern

To GPA or not to GPA

Students often wonder if they should put their GPA on their resume. Misconceptions abound with college students in regards to the GPA and if it belongs on their resume. Just how important is your GPA to employers? As the job market tightened up over the last few years, use of the GPA as a screening … Continue reading To GPA or not to GPA

Tell Me About Yourself

As a college career counselor, I conduct mock interviews with students almost daily during recruitment season. To make the mock interview more useful, students must complete Interview Stream prior to scheduling their appointment. Therefore, it confounds me that students – and alumni – trip over my first question during the mock interview: “So, tell me about yourself.” … Continue reading Tell Me About Yourself