Quick and Quintessential Tips to Guide Your Job Search and Work Life
Job-hunting tips from the August 16, 2010, issue of QuintZine.
Although we would never advise anyone to choose a college major — or career — based on expected salary (instead, follow your passion), it’s just due diligence to research the salary you can expect from a given career or major. The 20 worst-paying degrees in 2010 are:
- Child and Family Studies
- Elementary Education
- Social Work
- Athletic Training
- Culinary Arts
- Paralegal Studies/Law
- Recreation & Leisure
- Special Education
- Religious Studies
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Interior Design
- Graphic Design
- Art History
“1. Including the sentence shows the applicant has read the entire ad and knows what the job entails and if they’re qualified to fill it.
“2. Many people today are blasting resumes (batch responding) to everyone and their mother. They don’t care what the job is; they’re just looking for a paycheck.
“3. Using the sentence shows they pay attention to detail.
“4. Most important, business owners want employees who will do as they’re told. If they’ve used the sentence, it shows they’re more inclined to explicitly follow directions and do what you expect of them.”
While this qualifier might seem like the obscure technique of a lone employer, he has written an article on the Wall Street Journal’s site, so other hiring managers might jump on the bandwagon.
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