Career Tips for Recent College Grads

You graduated. YAY! But now you find yourself thrown headfirst into the job search. You’re not alone. There are thousands of people out there looking for jobs. Fortunately, you have a leg up on the competition with your degree. It’s normal to feel apprehension about entering the workforce. Moving from student to employee is a... View Article

Not Hired…Now What?

Rejection can be a hard pill to swallow, especially when you’re gunning for a job you really need. But don’t get mad and go binging on ice cream just yet. Within two days of the rejection, you should write a follow-up letter to the interviewer. If the chosen candidate declines the offer, fails the background... View Article

6 Steps to Land Your Dream Job

Landing your dream job takes a lot of self-awareness, perseverance and creativity. In order to find your dream job, you need to evaluate yourself. What makes you happiest in a work environment? Make a list of all the requirements of your ideal job. These can be specific to job function, location, work culture, hours worked... View Article

Attention Grabbing Cover Letters

If you aren’t getting much response from prospective employers, perhaps you should spice up your cover letter. A great cover letter can set you apart from the other candidates, illustrating your strengths, creativity and communication style. Many cover letters follow the standard format and all read the same, which can be boring to hiring managers.... View Article

Why You Should Use Power Words in Your Cover Letter

Are you not getting enough response from your cover letter? You may need to strengthen up your content. Action words, also called power words, add direction and persuasiveness to your cover letter. Power words can be verbs or nouns to describe your accomplishments and qualifications. Not only are power words effective, they also help your cover... View Article

Win the Second Interview

Congratulations, you made it to the second interview! You’re one step closer to your new career. Just as you prepared for the first interview, you must prepare for the second. The interviewer may need you to speak with her manager for final approval, she may want you to speak with your potential coworkers to get a... View Article

Writing an Open Cover Letter

Even though a company isn’t advertising job openings, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any. An open cover letter — also called a cold cover letter or a letter of interest — shows a prospective employer that you’re diligent, resourceful and proactive. It can be a useful tool to grab the attention of a hiring manager.... View Article

How to Answer Difficult Interview Questions

While no two interviews are alike, interviewers are likely to ask the same group of questions to get to know you, your personality and your experience. The purpose of the interview is to not only look at your skills, but also to enable the interviewer to see if you’ll be a good fit for the... View Article

How to Follow Up After an Interview

Waiting for the phone to ring after a job interview is much like waiting for a call from your crush. It’s painful. Fortunately, there’s something you can do to increase your chances of getting a callback. Many interviewers will eliminate candidates who don’t send a follow-up letter, so send a follow-up email as soon as possible. Sending... View Article


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