As an academic librarian, your job encompasses many different hats. It’s our mission, here at BCC, to help give you an edge in your job. That’s why we’ve come back with another resource roundup—a compilation of blogs, articles and more, designed with you in mind.
Today’s focus is on preparing students for the future. Everything from getting ready for interviews to searching the web, we’ve got the resources you need to help them thrive.
For when students need help searching the web effectively:
No matter what their major is, students will be turning to Google or other search engines for help. Knowing the best way to navigate the web can help cut down on their time and stress...and the number of times they ask you for help with web searches.
- This article helps to explain how to better use Google and other search engines. (BCC Research)
- These 10 Tips for Effectively Searching Google, can help students save time and frustration. (Times)
- There’s a standard way and an advanced way to use Google. This article will help students understand the best way to use the advanced search. (Hubspot)
- Google can be used for formal research, if students know how to use it effectively. This article will guide them through the process. (Commonsense.com)
- Infographics are useful for the visual learner, and students can benefit from the one included in this article on 12 Google Search Tips that students need to know about. (Educators Technology)
For when students need help preparing for a job interview:
Students turn to you for a variety of resources, expanding beyond school-specific topics to include job searches and interview prep tips. After all, landing a job first requires making it past the interview, and that can be overwhelming for anyone.
- This expert interview provides inside tips on preparing for a job interview. (BCC Research)
- Recruiters give their insight in this Career Sidekick article, where they present tips for before, during and after an interview. (BCC Research)
- This link, will send you to a long list of blog posts specifically about interviews. (Washington Post)
- These 30 in-depth tips are a great resource for students who are nervous to start interviewing. (Thrive Yard)
- The morning of a job interview can be nerve-wracking. This article addresses that and provides insight in how to help students best prepare themselves. (Top Resume)
For when students need tips on writing:
As you’re aware, no student can get away without writing in college. While some students love it, others dread it. Regardless of their personal preference, every student can use a good tip or two to better their writing. Below are a few great links that you can use to support students in improving their writing.
- If students are looking to make writing less stressful, this article is a good place to start. (BCC Research)
- The above article holds the first eight tips for writing. This article is a great follow-up and holds eight more. (BCC Research)
- Some students come to college without any real understanding of how to write properly. Give them an edge in their writing with these 15 tips. (Writer’s Express)
- There are a variety of types of academic writing. This article will help students understand each one. (Online College)
- Papers are always easier to write when students aren’t terrified of them. This article will help them have a firm grasp of what is expected of them—and how they can meet those standers. (Elite Daily)
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