Later this week, I'll be doing an afternoon of work with student leaders from campuses around the Triangle. I'm leading them through a writing workshop on career forms, like resumes, cover letters, elevator speeches and thank-you notes. We'll also talk about how to use social media for a job search. I know I have a bunch of tips and techniques, but I thought I'd throw it out to y'all.

If you've got a few minutes between now and Wednesday, drop me a line or leave a comment with your answer(s) to any of the following questions:

  1. What's the biggest mistake college-aged job-seekers make and what's the impact?
  2. How can they avoid making that mistake?
  3. What's the most important thing college students/new grads need to know about finding a job? Why?
  4. What should they do about a resume when they have little work experience to showcase?
  5. Does anyone read cover letters any more?
  6. What's the best way for college students to begin building a professional network?
  7. If you could only give one piece of advice to a college-aged job-seeker, what would it be and why?

Looking forward to sharing your input with the kids. Thanks.