Don’t Be a Generic Candidate: Personalize Your Cover Letter!

September 21st, 2012

When you read this headline, you probably thought to yourself, “Does anybody read cover letters anymore?!” YES. Savvy recruiters and hiring managers still read cover letters and any other correspondence to get a sense of how strong a candidate’s communication skills are. Cover letters, or any emails or other correspondences, are crucial to the initial… Read More

What Should You Do If Your References Are Ignoring You?

September 7th, 2012

When you leave a job on good terms, you should always ask your manager or colleagues with whom you’ve worked closely if you can use them for a reference in the future. And hopefully, they’ll say yes. But what happens when you need to alert your reference that they’ll be getting a call from a… Read More