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Completing Your Story: Explaining Your 'Colorful' Career History to Potential Employers
Parks & Recreation
  • Keri Schwab, University of Utah
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KATIE, A 26 year-old volunteer coordinator for an educational nonprofit, was on her fifth "job" since graduating from college and in the process of applying for a sixth. Her resume read like a magazine article for 20-somethings: Six jobs to try before 30! She had served as an AmeriCorps volunteer, an international volunteer, worked a seasonal job with a film institute, completed a contract for an environmental group, and finally settled into a volunteer coordinator position. Next up, she was applying for an outreach position with an environmental non-profit. Well qualified and with excellent references, her biggest challenge was explaining why she was on her fifth job in as many years.
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Keri Schwab. "Completing Your Story: Explaining Your 'Colorful' Career History to Potential Employers" Parks & Recreation Vol. 46 Iss. 10 (2011) p. 61 - 62
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