I'm not going to Lie... i'm scared of the job market. I think I speak for most of my fellow senior planning majors right now. I, like everyone else, hope to get a job right after I graduate, (or maybe a job period) but I know i'm at best i'm in the 75th percentile of all graduating seniors this year across the country. With how slim the pickings are, I just don't like my chances on paper. I feel as though I have skills that aren't necessarily easy to put on paper that would show people that I would be a better co-worker than the 25% of grads that have better grades and experience than me. I know experience and who you know is key to being hired, but here are my questions:
How much weight does G.P.A carry in a job interview?
How much do intangibles come into play in a job interview?
How do people see how well a person works with a group in the interview and resume process?
How do people see what a person's beliefs are and how they affect his ethics and daily decisions?
How can I show my potential employers that I am an excellent "people-person" on my resume with out using words like "great team player, strong communication skills... etc..." and show that I will be able to deliver in an excellent way when the planning dept needs me to present to the town council or planning board?
Does charisma matter that much in planning?
I would love any tips on how to make myself more "marketable" than just a G.P.A and a list of my work experience.