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Two Great Cover Letter Examples

Do you struggle with what to say in your cover letters/emails? In a recent post, I provided a formula for how to write a cover letter. Now I want to show you some real-world examples, so that you can see how you can put the principles into practice. (If you haven’t read that article, I […]

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How to Get a Job at Google, Part 2

Here’s part two of the excellent New York Times interview with Lazlo Block who’s in charge of all hiring at Google. (Part one of the article can be found here.). The whole thing is great but I particularly liked Lazlo’s observations on resumes, as he echoes what we preach. Prospective bosses today care less about what […]

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How to Write a Cover Letter that Works

Do you think of your cover letter as a summary of your skills and experiences? If so, you’re making a common mistake. The truth is that your cover letter is a sales letter – much like the ones created by direct marketers and copywriters to sell products and services. Just like those letters, your cover […]

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How Employers Are Screening Applicants

A survey of 300 people involved in the hiring process at their company shows how your social media presence increasingly affects the decision making process before you even get to an interview.   Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

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“What are your salary requirements?” Here’s how to answer.

Most careers experts will tell you to never reveal your salary requirements in an interview or when responding to an ad. Like a lot of career advice, this is fine in theory but almost impossible in practice. When the job posting states that you must give your salary requirements, or when the interviewer asks you […]

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Job Search Lessons from a Graduate

Some good tips from young designer Dustin Pearce who shares his experiences on the transition between graduation and career. His 3 main takeaways. 1. Get a part time job after graduation while looking for a real job. It will not only give you more money in the bank but will give your day to day […]

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Two Surefire Ways to Deal With Interview Nerves

If you worry and stress about interviews, it helps to look at it from the other side of the desk. I have been an interviewer many, many times in my life and I can tell you that we’re nowhere near as frightening as you might think. There are two things to keep in mind that […]

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