How long should you stay at your first job?
All job moves involve a leap of faith, but there’s more at stake when you decide to leave your first job. Are you shortchanging yourself by quitting too soon? Or has the right time already passed? Here, we unpack the key considerations for how long you should stay at your first job.
When should you use a professional resume writer?
We think nothing of hiring professionals all the time for things we’d rather not do ourselves, even if we’re quite capable. So why not hire a professional to write your resume? But it’s not one for any job seeker to take lightly. Here, we look at when it makes sense to seek professional resume help, and when a DIY resume is still your best bet.
“Dear Sir or Madam”: The wrong way to start a cover letter and your best alternatives
“Sir” or “Madam” might have their place in polite society, but not in cover letters. Here, we look at why “Dear Sir or Madam” is the wrong way to address your cover letter recipient and the best alternatives.
Summa cum laude vs. magna cum laude — what’s the difference?
Cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude — any of these hard-won claims to bragging rights may sound like mumbo jumbo to those who are both unfamiliar and impressed. Be mystified no more, as we decipher and differentiate these Latin terms using relatable language.
Putting your expected graduation date on your resume
Work and study now, graduate later. If that’s your timeline and you’re looking for a job, don’t let this common sticking point stand in your way: How do I put my expected graduation date on a resume? It’s really quite easy. Here are some tips and examples.
How to quantify your resume bullets (with examples)
Show them the money. Give them some numbers. Facts and figures are your friends. Of all the job search advice you’ve heard more than once, “quantify your resume bullet points” is likely high on the list. That advice does bear repeating because of the job-winning difference it can make.
Cover letter spacing: guidelines and examples
It’s unwise to treat cover letter spacing as an afterthought. Get it right and readers likely won’t notice. But getting it wrong could mean game over. Even if they don’t realize what’s “off” about the letter, they’ll simply move on to the next application. The cover letter spacing advice in this guide will help make your letter reader-friendly.
How to write a thank you letter for a job offer (with copyable examples)
Congratulations on your job offer! There’s no better mood and energy booster, no matter how draining the hiring process might have been. That’s why it’s the best time to write and send a job offer thank-you letter. Just a few straightforward steps will achieve multiple communication tasks in one simple but versatile letter.
Weaknesses: What to say when interviewers ask
Don’t be caught off guard by this common interview question about your professional weaknesses. Take advantage of the opportunity to prepare a game-changing answer that turns the interview in your favor.
How to send interview follow-up letters: the complete guide
They say waiting is the hardest part – and it’s especially true after a job interview. You want to know whether or not the employer has made a decision, but there’s a right and wrong way to ask. In this blog, we’ll break down everything you need to know about interview follow-up letters.