Resumés, etc.

The Most Common Resumé Advice I Give on Reddit

Nearly everyday on Reddit, I address numerous postings for students and professionals who have applied to endless companies with no response. Sometimes, my answer is that they either have (1) a bad resumé format; or (2) they have little to no experience, which means their resumé format should be reworked –…

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Interviewing

10 Most Underrated Interview Tips

1. Be Prepared. The interviewees that stand out are those that know their stuff. They know the basic qualifications for the job, and they can express how they embody those qualities. They know what the company does and its mission. They know the hiring manager’s background, and the company’s most…

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Women Who Do

Women Who Do: Litigation Partner on the Changing Future of BigLaw and How to Excel as an Associate

As a litigation partner in the country’s first national, full-service, cloud-based law firm, Donna Hoffman is on the forefront of the rapidly changing legal industry. Beyond its advanced technology, Donna’s firm is also recognized as a leader in BigLaw (and “NewLaw”) for transforming the way it does business. By removing associates,…

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Resumés, etc.

6 Things Probably Missing from Your Resumé

“What is my resumé missing?” is one of the most popular questions I receive from job seekers. The answers go to the heart of what a hiring manager wants to see in a candidate. Your resumé is the best way to showcase your accomplishments on paper and show the hiring…

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Women Who Do

Women Who Do: How this Copywriter, Brand Strategist, & Entrepreneur Built a Successful Online Business

Kayla Hollatz never admitted to having it all figured out. As a fashion journalism major, she pursued a career in public relations before building a successful business helping creative entrepreneurs and small businesses highlight their brand story through copywriting, brand strategy, and content creation through KaylaHollatz.com. But, as Kayla says, it’s more fun…

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Resumés, etc.

How to Write Silicon Valley-Worthy Cover Letters

Covers letters are rough. There are arguments that cover letters are unnecessary because hiring managers don’t read them; others swear that cover letters enhance your application. So what do you do? Try to include a cover letter for as many applications as you can. However, your cover letter will hurt…

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Women Who Do

Women Who Do: How a Cup of Coffee Helped This International Programme Manager Achieve Her Dream Job

After spending nearly a decade as a volunteer in the international development sector across Africa and Asia, Lou Talbot Beirne finally got her dream job as International Programme Manager at leading international development and volunteering NGO, VMM International. Lou’s route to her dream role (and first paid role!) wasn’t easy…

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Women Who Do

Women Who Do: Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineer & President of Kallisto Engineering

Mia Samsel does it all. A civil, environmental, and construction engineer with a project management background who’s worked on multi-billion dollar projects, Mia is also a mom of two, including a son with severe autism, has taught engineer-related courses as an adjunct professor, and started her own engineering consulting business,…

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