Today I asked a high schooler if she had ever been homeless or had to beg on the street. With a cool tone she responded, “Uh, no.” I then said, “Then you’re missing out on some really good resume enhancers.”
For example, here are a few skills learned on the street, yet rarely appreciated:
1. Creative self-marketing.
2. Product placement.
3. Location research and acquisition.
4. Creative use of recyclables in advertising.
5. Ability to adapt to ever-changing socio-economic, legal, and geo-thermal climates.
See, just doing my job to help out kids on the bus, especially those with little or no vision.