Resume updated? Check! And, cover letter? Not that important ... so, no problem. WRONG!
You’ve updated your resume, and are now in the throes of applying to internships and jobs. Did you put any thought into your cover letters? You think to yourself, no one reads them… well, you could be right, but you could also be completely wrong.
How does a student majoring in an arts related field find a career?
Arts education often consciously does not teach students how to integrate their artistic pursuits with business and technology know-how - skills which, in lieu of royal patronage of eras past, have become essential for a successful career in the 21st century. So as an artist or art historian or musician, how can you can earn a living after college? How can you get beyond Oscar Wilde’s observation: “When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss money.”
What’s the secret sauce to interview success? Mock interviews.
Mock interviews are one of the best and simplest ways to sharpen your interview skills. They should be a must for everyone preparing for a job interview. Here’s why.
You are set for your interview. You’ve updated your resume, done your company and industry research, finished preparing answers to likely questions, and also prepared questions to ask your interviewer.