Posts Tagged ‘cover letter’

You Nailed the Interview — Now What?

One of the most difficult parts of any application—to a school program, for a job, etc.—is the interview. Often, depending on what you’re applying for, there are multiple interviews involved. But it’s that first one that will probably weigh on you for weeks, cause you to look up innumerable tips and strategies, and make you…

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[DARE #11] Get Unstuck – Draft a Roadmap

Santa did it! I was having so much fun this past weekend that I forgot to send over this Sunday challenge. Obviously, my three boys were also having fun. Can you see each one’s huge and joyous smile? Okay, you’re a busy executive so let’s cut to the chase.   Dare #11: Draft a roadmap…

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Effective Networking: 4 Easy Steps to Stay Top of Mind

Whether or not you’re looking for a job, informational interviews are beneficial to your career. Not only do they give you an opportunity to learn about a different job function or industry outside of your own, they also help to grow your network in unforeseen ways. For job seekers, informational interviews are particularly beneficial because…

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Change Your Career Outlook by Q1 2014

You are back on the job market.   Perhaps, it’s been a few years since the last time you hunted for an opportunity or the last time you found yourself facing the job hunt was during an upswing in the economy.   Either way, there is something different about this job hunt.

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Stop Depreciating in Value

Job hunters are like houses waiting to be sold; the longer they are on the market, the harder it is to sell them. In the case of houses, real estate agents change their strategy or update a property’s details (e.g. price, curb appeal, etc.) to generate leads. Similarly, you should make changes to garner a…

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Write Evidence-based Cover Letters Not Fluff

Generic cover letters or fluff-filled ones are as bad as showing up to an interview with a grossly stained outfit. Yes, you wore the suit but you did not show care by having it dry-cleaned and as a result you look sloppy…the same can be said of a fluff-filled cover letter…it’s just plain sloppy.

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