4) Travel Expenses -With gas prices today, even an interview nearby home costs some money, and depending on your range of your career campaign, the cost of travel may increase. Don’t discount spending your own money for travel to get the right position.
Your college or university more than likely has a career center. You should visit this center if you need help with your professional projects or if you are about to graduate. The staff will be able to help you put together a good resume, prepare for job interviews and find the best jobs in the area.
But, does that mean it is a good time to pack your bags or sit on the beach all summer and just wait for things to improve? I bet you can guess my answer! NO WAY.
Career field resumes — that are geared to telling a story about the future Hill staffer you, or the future Peace Corps volunteer you. These resumes might only resemble each other by your name in bold at the top. Your Hill resume tells me everything you’ve ever done politically and with research and writing, and dealing with the public. And possibly, if you need to fill some space, your domestic policy coursework. And not much more. Your Peace Corps resume tells me everything you’ve ever done as a volunteer, all of your international travel, your language capabilities, and possibly, all of your international coursework. And not much more.
Talk with your advisors and check out your college’s course catalog. There is a lot of information you can find regarding required courses and other major related specifics. Use the resources available to you so that you can remain well-informed throughout the decision making process.
From the consumer’s side, a trip to a restaurant is a place to go to be pleased, to have someone else cook for them and to have a professional work with the spices to create a dish they will like. Having salt on the table isn’t satisfactory to most of them because they feel like they are not getting what they paid for.
For those with specific interests there are more easy scholarships. If you belong to any kind of group or organization then ask around, look at the bulletin boards. See if they or one of their affiliates are offering some type of college scholarship. Sometimes the scholarships are for those with very specific interests or attributes, or the scholarship just hasn’t been publicized very widely. There will be fewer applicants for these scholarships so, with less competition, they will be easier to get.