Writing an Attention-Getting Cover Letter

  YES, you HAVE to include a cover letter with EVERY resume you submit.     I get asked that a lot, and wish I could give you the answer you probably want!   Writing cover letters doesn’t have to be hard – (yes, really!)  ( I can help you make it much, much easier, though.)   But they do need to grab attention.   Here’s the overall goal – come up with something that the reader of umpteen-million cover letters doesn’t see come across her desk umpteen-million times a day.  Of course, whatever you say should actually be true!   Here’s Read More

Dealing with “Rejection”

   “Do not waste yourself in rejection; do not bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   “Why didn’t I get that job? The interview went so great!” “My resume is PERFECT for their job description – why haven’t they called? It’s been months!” “I know it’s a financially based “layoff”, but it sure feels like I got fired . . . “ It is as inevitable in job searching, as it is in life, that sometimes we are going to feel unwanted, not appreciated, passed over, or flat out DISSED by some experience Read More

Who’s Interviewing Who?

“Luck, to me (means) hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.” -Lucille Ball I encourage you to remember that you are interviewing THEM, too.  Do your homework.  Find out as much as you can about a company before interviewing with them. Do internet research, talk to your network and see if anyone knows anyone who works for that company, then see if you can talk to that person. Get copies of their annual reports and get a feel for the tone of the organization and their priorities.  Only interview with companies you think you would like Read More