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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 you that, like eating your broccoli, writing a cover letter can actually be very good for you–whether or not you get the job.  The good news is that you can start simply and gently, and this post is here to help: Study the job description carefully and do some due diligence on the company: Become…

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 and energy, two commodities in short supply for anyone you’re likely to want to network with.  You may get a few contacts, some information about life in the company and industry, (and maybe some bragging rights about having a meeting on Wall St.)  The reader will get…coffee.  Even if the reader does respond positively to…

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