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What Employers Actually Look For in a Cover Letter

Some of us want the cover letter to die. Others just want it to evolve. But most of us simply want to learn how to write one that will actually get us an interview. So what does that cover letter look like, the one that will compel employers to regard you as…

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Why I Ditched Cover Letters—And How That Landed Me a Job

Applying to jobs? You must spend approximately 27 hours a day writing and customizing your cover letter for every position. Cover letters give you the chance to paint a more complete picture of who you are and tell a story that might not come through in your résumé… right? Well,…

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3 Cover Letter Crimes—Why You Never Got An Interview

A friend of mine works at a recording studio. Students and recent graduates are constantly reaching out to see if they can intern there. Some of the cover letters are great and she passes them along to the assistant engineer to be brought in for interviews. Others get deleted. Why…

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How to Write a Cover Letter That Doesn’t Suck

What’s the most tedious, painstaking part of the job application process? If you think it’s writing cover letters, you’re not alone. In the 2013 AfterCollege Job-Seeker Survey, 20.9% of respondents found customizing résumés and cover letters to be the most stressful part of the job application process. I’ve certainly felt…

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Use Our College Senior Checklist to Make Sure You’re Covered For Graduation

Graduation season is exhilarating. Finals end, graduation parties become a thing, you experience academic freedom, your future is upon you, student debt is around the corner…Wait. That’s actually pretty stressful. College graduation is one of the more important milestones for many of us. But, there’s undeniable pressure for college seniors as…

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How to Discover Your Secret Sauce and Get Hired

Coke has one. Starbucks does, too. Even Whole Foods does, though theirs is admittedly more crunchy and healthy. So what are we talking about here? Brand image, that’s what. But what does this have to do with your job search and how you get hired? A lot more than you…

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Great News for 2016 College Grads: Most Seniors Have Jobs Lined Up

An astonishing 78% of college seniors have a job lined up upon graduation. This is according to AfterCollege’s survey of 1,360 college undergrads, grad students and recent graduates conducted from April to May. Now in its 8th year, the annual survey uncovers job seeker preferences and trends. This is great…

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The Millennial Outcast and the Job Hunt

I had lunch with my friend Becky Côté the other day. She’s an Account Manager & Recruiter at The Creative Group, the oldest and biggest specialized creative staffing agency in the biz. She connects talented creative and marketing professionals with her clientele of highly sought-after employers. I took the opportunity to pick…

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Your Summer Internship is Over. Now What?

One of my favorite professors in college was Raymond Obstfeld. He was a writer by day and a creative writing professor by night. What he taught us had clout because his advice was tried and true. He was in the biz. He shared a ton of quotable advice with us. But,…

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11 Job Searching DOs And DONTs I Learned After College

I learned about structural inequality, the cardiovascular system, and the mind-body duality in college. Unfortunately, I learned almost nothing about how to find a job. I still managed to land a few job offers right out of college. I found several more when I switched jobs a year afterward, and again…

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