What makes a strong resume? How do you impress a potential employer in an interview? How can you grow your professional brand and expand your network? The YES program was recently joined by Dr. Craig Zelizer, a leader in the social impact career advisory field, for his presentation called “Four Key Tips to Developing a High Impact Resume & Career.”
We know that study abroad can significantly add to the competitiveness of an application for a fellowship, job, university, or other future opportunities. But, you need to be able to market your study abroad experience in a way that highlights specific skills that are relevant to future opportunities.
Many YES alumni describe their year on YES program or YES Abroad as “life-changing” or “amazing,” and while these may be genuine and honest answers, they do not fully describe the scope of a YES year. The video below helps alumni identify experiences that led to a gain or improvement in transferable skills, and identify examples that demonstrate skills in a unique way. Dr. Zelizer shared tips for writing an effective and high impact resume, discuss strategies to transfer study abroad experiences onto a resume or job interview, and highlight other ways to professionally network and build a brand.
Watch the above video to learn how YOU can stand out in a field of applicants.
Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Founder of PCDN, which connects a global community of changemakers to the tools, community and opportunities to build careers of impact and scale change. He has strong experience in the development sector, academia, and social entrepreneurship. From 2005 to 2016, he served as a professor in the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University (where he still serves as Conflict Resolution Faculty Fellow). He has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 countries organizations including with USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International and others. Craig is a recognized leader in the social sector field. He has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University. Dr. Zelizer spent two years in Hungary as a Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia. He has published widely on peacebuilding, entrepreneurship, and innovation in higher education.