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Job Applications Gaining Importance

February 26, 2014
Job Applications Gaining Importance

In years past, if you wanted to work at a particular company, you sent its recruiters your resume and a cover letter. Now you often have to complete a detailed application as well. Aileen Richards, the Head of Human Resources of Mars Candy, recently told me that company-sponsored applications are gaining importance in her organization…

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Write Your Resume for the Job You Want, Not the Job You Had

October 23, 2013
Write Your Resume for the Job You Want, Not the Job You Had

My friend, Anna, has a pretty great job. She is an associate in a private equity firm that gives her a ton of responsibility and has enabled her to learn a lot in the short time she’s been there. But she has one major problem. Her office is in Boston and her friends and family…

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Recent Grads Creatively Optimize their Resumes

August 21, 2013
Recent Grads Creatively Optimize their Resumes

……………..New grads can be thankful that the employment picture continues to improve, but they’ll still have to be creative to snag the job they want. And since resumes are the first impression a respective employer receives, successful applicants know that’s where their creativity should start. They offer polished resumes that reflect careful consideration of how…

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Recent Grads Creatively Build Experience Into Their Resumes

June 5, 2013
Recent Grads Creatively Build Experience Into Their Resumes

……………….College graduates are all too familiar with the challenges of job searching in an economy that hasn’t fully recovered from its five-year trough. Every October, the Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys recent graduates to determine their employment picture. The latest reported data, from October 2011, shows 12.6 percent unemployment for recent grads versus 7.3 percent…

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Going Beyond “To Whom It May Concern”: The Art of Writing a Winning Cover Letter

February 20, 2013
Going Beyond “To Whom It May Concern”: The Art of Writing a Winning Cover Letter

……………………………By Guest Contributor Rachel Pryzby After you read my first guest post (Resume Greatest Hits: Questions I Get Asked Most), you’re probably on your way to creating a solid resume that effectively markets your skills and achievements. A cover letter, on the other hand, is a completely different animal, and one that doesn’t get as…

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Confessions of an Interviewer

January 9, 2013
Confessions of an Interviewer

……………………………This week I’m re-posting one of my reader’s favorite posts on interviewing. Enjoy I gained a reputation for being a tough interviewer at the bank where I worked. It was a slow evolution. I remember always being considered so nice. Oh, maybe that was high school. My interviewing days stretched back to working as a…

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Resume Greatest Hits: Questions I Get Asked Most

November 28, 2012
Resume Greatest Hits: Questions I Get Asked Most

By Guest Contributor Rachel Pryzby Many young professionals get one set of resume advice from their parents, completely different suggestions from their college career center, and a regular ol’ Google search brings up countless articles and blog posts with titles like “Common Resume Mistakes That Can Cost You Your Dream Job.” It can be confusing…

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Seeking a College Internship that makes your Resume Pop

May 16, 2012
Seeking a College Internship that makes your Resume Pop

You probably realized soon after you arrived at college that by the time you are a senior you better have a resume that grabs recruiters’ attention. The easiest way to do that is to win an Olympic medal in alpine skiing. Or…get a good summer internship. Even if you need to earn money over the…

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Love Your Job? Get Ready to Leave

May 12, 2012
Love Your Job? Get Ready to Leave

I loved my job and had no thoughts of leaving. But a funny thing happened when I went on maternity leave; half my 30-person work group left for a competitor. The news came as a shock to me, even in my rather emotionally removed state. I hadn’t seen the change coming and felt a mixture…

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TechCrawl – College Students Sample Tech Careers in NYC

March 28, 2012
TechCrawl – College Students Sample Tech Careers in NYC

Last Friday, an enterprising 2008 Smith College alumna, Regina Chien, organized a group of 28 college students to visit a few technology companies in New York City, including Google’s NYC headquarters, and her office at Silicon Valley Bank. Regina hoped to give these students a peak at different career options as well as to educate…

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Making Cover Letter Magic

June 17, 2011
Making Cover Letter Magic

Cover letters, or cover emails, are a necessary evil to landing an interview. It’s annoying to have to craft a brilliant, succinct and distinctive email when many interviewers toss them aside and dive right into your resume. But then again, there are those hirers that won’t get to your resume if they don’t like your…

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Fixing a Problem in Your Resume

June 8, 2011
Fixing a Problem in Your Resume

If you haven’t landed one of your A List jobs, you may not be responding to a weakness in your resume. Even if the interviewer doesn’t ask you about the issue, it’s on her mind so you better deal with it or she may politely write you off. Yesterday I spoke with a recently graduated…

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