Resumés, etc.

Don’t Submit A Writing Sample Without This

When you apply for a job that involves an extensive amount of writing or when you are completing an application for a college program, you will most likely be required to submit a writing sample. A writing sample can show off your superior drafting and editorial skills when submitted properly….

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Career Growth

Do This 1 Thing to Network Better

Networking isn’t the best part of anyone’s day. I have realized, over the course of my professional life, however, that networking is much more than a to-do list task when you need something, like a new job. Networking is eponymously about creating a network of connections that can be leveraged…

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Resumés, etc.

15 Quick Fixes to Improve Your Resumé

Your resumé has one of the shortest lifespans on earth. A potential employer takes less than 15 seconds to determine if she wants to keep your resumé on her desk (or in the trash). These tips help you hustle past an initial bad reaction and get you to the interview…

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Career Growth

10 Lessons from Game of Thrones That Will Get You Promoted

1. Don’t burn bridges before the war is over. Working with people on massive projects can be tedious, frustrating, and difficult (both the projects and the people). Don’t be Sandor ‘The Hound’ Clegane in the Lannister’s struggle to protect King’s Landing against Stannis, who started drinking long before the fight…

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Resumés, etc.

How Recruiters Read Your Cover Letter

In college and law school, I had an internship every semester (sometimes two), and a part-time job. This means that my cover letter changed more than 21 times while in school. It also means that I met with more college Office of Career Services (OCS) personnel than is probably healthy….

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Career Growth

How to Survive A Cut-throat Job Market

A brilliant, competitive friend of mine, doing a surgery internship at one of the best hospitals in the world, recently asked me a heart-breaking question. She spent all of college and medical school studying 12-hour days, getting As in most classes, and taking every opportunity to immerse herself in the…

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Interviewing

5 Ways You Fail Before You Start the Interview

Interviewing can be tough. That’s why you should reserve all your time, energy, and intelligence for those hours of scrutiny. What most people fail to realize is that the “interview” begins far ahead of the first handshake with HR and ends far after leaving the in-person interview. The “interview” is…

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Career Growth

15 Better (and Painless) Networking Questions

When you’re working a room, the absolute worst question you can ask to kickstart a conversation is: How are you? It’s boring, and it sounds like a panicked stalling tactic used by an intimidated placeholder who doesn’t have anything better to say. You want to say something that will get…

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