Cover Letters: Paragraph by Paragraph

Cover Letters: Paragraph by Paragraph

Oh, the poor neglected cover letter. So often left in the shadow of the mighty resume (or left out altogether). Yet, writing an effective, targeted cover letter is perhaps the single best way to stand out from the crowd and land yourself an interview. By way of...
Fake Job Interviews & How to Avoid Them

Fake Job Interviews & How to Avoid Them

Catherine Rampell, economics writer for The New York Times, last week wrote a piece titled, With Positions to Fill, Employers Wait for Perfection. In it, Rampell explains how post-recession employers string along job applicants for weeks, sometimes months, stepping...

Why LeBron’s (and your) Resume Sucks

Actually, it’s not just LeBron James’s resume that sucks. It’s his resume, his cover letter, his pitch and his interviewing. His entire approach to finding work needs a major overhaul. And it’s not only LeBron’s job search that’s...

Talking LinkedIn with Rutgers EMBAs

Last night I was a featured panelist at Rutgers University where a discussion with alumni of Rutgers’s Executive MBA Program (REMBA) spanned job search strategy, resume development and networking, but focused primarily on LinkedIn. I found it remarkable that MBAs are...