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Smart Strategies for 1Ls

  Career Services for 1Ls begins after October 15 (NALP Principles & Standards Part V (D.1) and schools will have programs introducing staff and services. Don’t miss these programs and do not fail to connect to your career office. Smart strategies … Continue reading

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Cover letter tips: ignore the format at your peril

A first-class cover letter requires laser-like focus on how an applicant’s skills might mesh with the needs of a prospective employer. It is the first writing sample and the first chance to create a bad impression. Sadly, career services and … Continue reading

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Telepathy is not a resume builder

Telepathy is not a resume builder. When drafting resumes and cover letters, you must share information about yourself that will be useful to a prospective employer. How do you know what an employer wants to know? What does the employer … Continue reading

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Resumes and cover letters are not all about you

Not your biography. Imagining that these documents should have you as their sole focus shows a gross misunderstanding of the hiring process. They may be your forum and appear to be about you, but if you treat them as straightforward … Continue reading

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Two resume sections: toxic space-wasters

With resume real estate limited, why waste it with an objective or an offer to provide references or writing samples. Both are pointless and potentially toxic sections? RESUME OBJECTIVE In addition to taking up space, Resume Objectives present three problems: … Continue reading

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Overused LinkedIn Buzzwords drag down resumes and cover letters

While urging readers to create powerful LinkedIn profiles, the remarkable  Brenda Bernstein, author of the useful The Essay Expert blog, published the ten most overused LinkedIn buzzwords for 2010 with a caution that they can become trite and clichéd. She … Continue reading

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Words to Delete from Cover Letters: Hope, Hone, Drawn, Feel | The Essay Expert Blog

 READ AND HEED… Words to Delete from Your Cover Letter: Hope, Hone, Drawn, Feel | The Essay Expert Blog

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Follow directions to make your application work

The engine driving the Hiring Train is the employer’s needs. It’s that simple. Follow directions to make your application work and you just might get onto that train. Sadly, job postings are frequently less than helpful. Employers may write postings which … Continue reading

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