Here are a few things to include in your list of what to be thankful for during this holiday season and throughout your professional journey.
- Spell Check. Whether or not you were a great speller in school, no one will be the wiser if you utilize the spell check feature for all of your written work.
- Thesaurus. Vocabulary not your thing? Keeping statements simple is best. However, it's nice to show your depth and insight through alternative words that help get your point across.
- References. It behooves all of us to create the best experience within each of our relationships. You never know when you need someone to vouch for you in order to have a shot at a great opportunity.
- Cover Letter. A supplement to your resume and an effective tool used to convey your purpose, mission, and accomplishments through a traditional letter.
- Writing Sample. Evidence of your great writing skills. In addition, it helps sets the the anticipation of your great oral communication skills.
- Colleagues. The people who can share experiences, perspectives, and outcomes of their own career journeys. These stories can help you organize your thoughts, expectations, and next steps in your own journey.
- Networking. The opportunities to build a rapport with new connections as well as deepen and expand ties with colleagues and mentors.
- Professional Associations. Organizations that help you along your career path to help determine the best fit for your passions, skill set, and purpose to serve others through a niche within the Student Affairs profession.
Happy Thanksgiving from The Placement Exchange to you and yours.