Should I include references on my resume?

Yes, if the employer requests them or if you know that the employer like to see them with your application. Otherwise it is a matter of personal choice. If you don't have a lot of work experience but have excellent references who can talk about the quality of your work and they are well respected/influential in your community, then it may work in your favour to include your references. Whether you decide to include them in your resume or not, make sure you have references ready if an employer requests them at an interview.

Hello, I am trying to decide whether I should change colleges. Will it look bad to any future employers if I transfer to a different college during my junior year? Also, is it smart to move to a city (Karachi) where you feel that you will have better networking opportunities and potentially more job prospects?

I doubt that it will look bad to future employers if you change colleges, especially if you are doing so because of a plan where you have carefully considered your interests, strengths, goals, etc. and the new college is a better fit for what you want to study and for attaining your career objectives. As for moving to Karachi, there are wonderful internship opportunities here, but also a lot of competition because so many college students want to do internships in Pakistan’s largest city. On the plus side, Karachi is one of the most dynamic places in Pakistan. On the negative side, it is a very expensive place to live so you will need to factor the costs into your decision. Good luck with your decision and we hope this helps!

I need experience to get a job, but I need a job to get experience. What can I do?

It may be a bit of extra work, but you can definitely gain experience without being employed full-time in a particular field. Consider volunteering with nonprofits. Sometimes volunteer gigs turn into paid jobs, and they are a good way to start your resume. You can also bulk up your resume through freelance work.

Do cover letters help you get a job?

80-90 per cent of jobs still believe in the cover letter. Cover letters help make the case for you as an applicant and can provide valuable information to recruiters and hiring managers, not only through their content but just through the fact that you took the time to write one at all.