Posts Tagged “job search”

Cover Letter: How Does Yours Stack Up?

Cover Letter: How Does Yours Stack Up?

 On your journey to an excellent Cover Letter,  you have found a promising job post, done your interpersonal and online research of the company and its culture, brainstormed your key skills and experience that match this position, and started to construct stories that describe your accomplishments in interesting and memorable ways. In this final installment on…

Cover Letter: By S-T-A-R or C-A-R

Cover Letter: By S-T-A-R or C-A-R

For those of you who may have missed it, here’s the recap of Phase 1 of the cover letter tri-blogy, Creating your Cover Letter, Gently: Read the job description carefully.  (Very carefully.)  Contact people you know.  Contact people who know people you know.  Contact people you don’t know at all.  Find out more about life…

Creating a Cover Letter, Gently

Creating a Cover Letter, Gently

So…your resume is pretty solid, and you’ve found a job that seems like a potential match for your education and experience.  Few tasks can seem more daunting than the next one on your list:  writing the DREAD COVER LETTER (insert sounds of thunder, wolf howl, and possibly bone-chilling scream). Relax.  I am here to assure…

Networking Email:  Warm it UP!

Networking Email: Warm it UP!

  Business students on the job search know the drill on the networking email: Tell the reader where and what you’re studying. Mention your career focus. Express admiration for the reader’s accomplishments.  Ask for assistance, suggestions, connections.  Invite reader for coffee. Now think of this drill from the reader’s perspective: Meeting you will take time…

The Behavioral Interview “Story”:  Structure, Details, and a Hero (You)

The Behavioral Interview “Story”: Structure, Details, and a Hero (You)

A lot of talk in the business school classroom, the boardroom, and on the job search is about “telling your story”–making your ideas, your concerns, and your accomplishments a compelling narrative though the use of classic story-telling structure, rich in relevant detail. Focusing on such topics as leadership, overcoming obstacles, failure, teamwork, and communication, the behavioral interview…

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