College Students: Create a Killer Resume Over Winter Break

When you come out of the post-semester fog, you might wonder how to spend your days that are now suddenly, if temporarily, free of the classes, meetings, and looming deadlines that once filled your schedule. You might also start to think about what you’d like to accomplish next semester and over the summer. With the New Year upon us, goal setting is certainly in the air. When it comes to your professional goals, The Resume Place has your back.
What better time to work on your resume than over winter break? You have a more flexible schedule, your classes from the previous semester are still fresh in your mind, and you’re preparing yourself for the semester ahead. Dedicate some of your winter break time to crafting a killer resume.

“Oil Pipeline” Federal Jobs

Even though the Senate defeated the Bill on the Keystone XL Pipeline by a narrow vote there are OIL PIPELINE JOBS posted on USAJOBS.gov.
These are fascinating jobs that require a combination of highly specialized skills in: Oil Pipeline, Petroleum, Fuel Distribution, Accounting and Energy Industry knowledge. I searched for the words OIL PIPELINE on the USAJOBS homepage. I checked off US Citizen as the “Type of applicant,” and 16 jobs came up the day before Thanksgiving.
Check out a few of these jobs here:
…a Career Ladder position GS-9 to 12, with promotion potential to a GS-13
…a Student Trainee, Engineering Tech (Petroleum) position in the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
…a Pathways Summer Law Intern Program—Energy Markets section of the Office of the General Counsel.

To Choose the Best College Majors, Veterans Need Early Career Counseling, Data Shows

Nearly half of recent veterans who use the GI Bill for post-secondary education fail to obtain a diploma or certificate within 10 years. Uninformed choices of college majors are a chief culprit, says The Resume Place.
"Student veterans who have done a certain job in the military need to analyze how it can translate to the world of civilian work."
"Veteran students should select courses, projects, professors and internships that will support their post-graduation careers," says Kathryn Troutman, author of Military to Federal Career Guide, Second Edition and president of The Resume Place.