Coping with Difficult Interviews and Questions

Posted 2 weeks ago

Early in my career, I interviewed with a woman I knew outside of the professional arena. She told me I could come in to discuss working with her. Because we knew each other, I figured she had a good grasp … Continued

Elements of a Cover Letter

Posted 3 weeks ago

Following the header and company contact information, your letter has three primary components: the introduction, the body, and the closing. Each has a distinct purpose. Writing Preparation Before you begin, make some notes about what you want to highlight. Which … Continued

Why You Need a Cover Letter

Posted 4 weeks ago

Do you really need to send a cover letter with your résumé? The answer is yes. Even though many resumes are now uploaded to online systems, or sent via e-mail or other electronic methods, a cover letter or a shorter … Continued

What Not to Include in Your Resume

Posted 1 month ago

What Not to Include in Your Resume Some things are inappropriate for a resume or simply better not to include. Here are some rules of thumb about what to avoid. Personal Information Do not include personal information such as your … Continued

Putting It All Together for Your Resume

Posted 1 month ago

“A real benefit to preparing your résumé is that none of your prep work will go to waste. Every minute you put into it can be used throughout the networking, correspondence, and interview process.”—Susan Britton Whitcomb, quoted from Résumé Magic Your … Continued

Interview Etiquette

Posted 2 months ago

Interview Etiquette The phrase, “Actions speak louder than words” is true. Most communication takes place nonverbally. In addition to preparing your answers for the interview, also prepare how you will act before, during, and after the interview. Another common phrase, … Continued

How to Use LinkedIn to Advance Your Career

Posted 2 months ago

Social media offers opportunities for networking and building your career, but there are many pitfalls along the way. LinkedIn is the most popular platform for professionals. Click here to learn how to make good use of it to help achieve … Continued