10 Resume Skills From History Class Explained

Hey there, Friend! Welcome back! Today we are discussing what resume skills you learn from history class. This is only a short list and by no means a comprehensive one. 

I hope this helps you articulate what skills you have and that you land the job of your dreams! Let’s get started 🙂 

1). Research 

Research is one of the first things you learn to do in history class. You need to be able to decipher what is fact and what is fiction. You learn to differentiate between primary and secondary sources and discover where to look for them. 

Research is definitely a transferable skill for most jobs. You can look up information on companies that are your competition! 

2). Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is such an important skill to learn. Often, you will be presented with a set of facts and have to figure out what is true, how it applies to you, and how it affects the larger world. Critical thinking is crucial for success on the job market. 

3). Writing 

I won’t lie to you, you will have to write a lot in your history classes. But writing is arguably another one of those skills that is crucial to success. Writing is the key to communication in every job, whether that be emails, memos, or copy! 

Businesses will ALWAYS need people who can write, and write well. 

4). Problem-Solving

Problem-solving is another life skill that is just pretty useful to know. Knowing how to remain calm when things go wrong is so, so important. 

Try to think of creative and unique ways to approach the problem. This might help create the short-term or long-term solution that your company needs! 

5). Communication 

Communication is crucial for any job or business. You must be able to communicate with customers, coworkers, bosses, and more. History classes teach you how to have civil discussions with classmates and how to present your information in a clear way. Communication is KEY. 

6). Analysis

Analysis is another important skill to have. Being able to take data and interpret it is very important. Bonus points if you can take the data and make it into tables or graphs. Organizing spreadsheets is another important thing to do with data analysis. 

7). Organization

Organization is SO important. Often, you come up with your own way of organizing things and this skill is totally transferable to the work place. This can include keeping a calendar/planner, keeping your workspace clean, or helping reorganize an office space. Organization comes in many shapes and sizes. 

8). Time Management

Time management is also very important! You have to be able to keep up with meetings, appointments, assignments, larger projects, and anything else your company needs. Calendars and planners are a great tool to help you achieve time management. 

Time management also includes prioritizing tasks. You have to learn which tasks must be done first and which ones must be delegated if you can’t finish them alone. (Again, communication is key here.)

9). Debate/Forming an Argument  

History classes teach you how to debate with other people in a civil manner. This is important for being able to present your point of view later in life. 

You also learn how to form an argument. This skill can help you write and speak clearly on a variety of topics. 

10). Public Speaking 

Lastly, public speaking is a very important resume skill you can learn! Public speaking builds confidence and teaches you how to speak clearly. It also teaches you how to concisely present your point of view in an entertaining way. 

Concluding Thoughts

I hope these 10 resume skills help boost your resume! Make sure to check out my instagram page (@the_active_historian) to see a few more posts on resume skills from history class! Join in on the conversation there!

I’ll talk to ya soon! 🙂 

Business Outfit Ideas For Women

Ladies, have you ever wondered what to wear to a business meeting, conference, or professional networking event? Today I am a going to give you 5 easy women’s business outfits for looking professional and classy. 

I’ve always been told that it is important to dress for the role that you want. I’ve also been told that wearing professional clothes can be beneficial to people who don’t look old enough to do a certain job (i.e. me – I still regularly get asked if I am in high school…) So I love wearing professional business suits and sets!

The following outfits are examples that I have worn to business meetings, academic conferences, and professional occasions – so I know from experience that these outfits work! 

1. Slacks for Women, Blouse, & Blazer

This is a good combination for everyone. I think it is important to have these staple pieces in your closet. You can go with neutral colors or go with bright bold colors! I have black, gray, and purple slacks that I like to rotate. My blazer is black! Then, I have several different colors of blouses that work with all the slacks. 

Bonus tip: Make sure to have the slacks hemmed at the bottom if they are too long. You don’t want to trip on the hem of your pants. 

2. Business Skirt, Blouse, and Heels

This is my favorite outfit combination! I am a short person and I never have to get my skirts altered! Skirts are so versatile and comfy! There are so many patterns, cuts, lengths, and styles to choose from. 

Bonus tip: It is important to invest in warm tights for the winter months or chilly offices! I also love the fun patterned tights for the spring as well. Personally, I have always kept skin-colored, black, and purple tights in my wardrobe. 

3. Pantsuits or Rompers

I love romper suits. I have a navy suit with white stripes and like to call it my “boss suit” (LOL). These outfits always look professional and put together. Personally, I like to wear heels with mine so the bottoms don’t drag the ground, but you could easily get them hemmed as well.Rompers are so simple – you only have to put on one piece of clothing and you look great. I would definitely invest in 2-3 rompers. 

4. Dresses

I love wearing dresses! There are so many options and styles to choose from! You can pick solids, patterns, or a combination of both. Some even have pockets! Like the rompers, most dresses are one piece and so easy to style. 

5. Jeans and Blouse

For a more causal look you can always stick with jeans and a blouse. This will always be a classic in most wardrobes! Again, there are so many options with this style. You pick different colors, patterns, material, and cuts of your jeans. Blouses are the same way – so many options, so little time! 

Concluding Thoughts

Next time you have to dress for a professional occasion – remember one thing – you want to be comfortable. If you’re not comfortable in the outfit you’re wearing then you most likely won’t be confident. Dress your best and you’ll rock whatever occasions you have to attend! 

I hope this was helpful! Please let me know if you would like to see more articles about professional attire in the future! 

I’ll talk to ya soon! 🙂 

Things to Include in Your CV

Hey there friend! So you need to write a CV? What even is a CV? Well – a CV is similar to a resume, but you list all of your academic and professional experiences. Unfortunately there isn’t really a set template on what to include and what not to include in your CV. I suggest looking on your university’s website to see if your professor’s CV is online. You can always make your document look similar to theirs.

Here is a list of the things I noticed most people included in their CVs. I hope it helps you! 🙂

Things to Include in Your CV

1. Education 

2. Relevant Work Experience in the Field 

3. Scholarships, Grants, & Awards

4. Conferences, Research Presentations, & Invited Lectures

5. Articles: peer reviewed & non-peer reviewed 

6. Media Appearances: interviews, radio, podcasts, television, documentaries, etc. 

7. Department, Professional, & Community Service

8. Professional Memberships & Organizations 

9. Languages: spoken, written, & reading knowledge 

10. Publications: books, essays, etc.

Concluding Thoughts

I hope this is helpful! Now go make a CV that will wow everyone! 

I’ll talk to ya soon! 🙂