The One Unique Thing: How to Sell Yourself in the Interview

When I am teaching my LSAT and SAT preparation courses, inevitably I will get questions regarding how to write a personal statement or a good entrance essay.  It is difficult, it seems, for people...

Eight Tricky Interview Questions

The vast majority of job seekers admit to emotions ranging from mild uneasiness to downright panic leading up to their interviews. The good news is there have been no reported cases of job seekers...

How Should I Calculate a Part-time Rate?

Q. When accepting a part-time position in an office and asked about salary requirements, what is the appropriate thing to say? How can you compare a part-time to a full-time salary? A. In any negotiation,...

Should I Put My Race on My Resume?

Question: I constantly read that companies are seeking diversity in their senior ranks, but I've been told I shouldn't state my race on a resume. So how can you let an organization know that you can contribute...

Beware of the Top 5 Interview Mistakes

We've all heard stories of job candidates who looked great on paper but who were absolute disasters in person. With fewer interview opportunities available in our competitive job market, it's essential to make the...

Coming to America: How to Get an Internship from Overseas

The Statue of Liberty's motto proclaims, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." But what about the energetic, the collegiate, the ambitious masses yearning to intern in the...

25 Words That Can Hurt Your Resume

Often, when job seekers try to sell themselves to potential employers, they load their resumes with vague claims that are transparent to hiring managers, according to Scott Bennett, author of "The Elements of Resume...

Writing a Winning Cover Letter

In the job application process, the cover letter usually represents the first opportunity you have to communicate directly with a hiring organization.  Smart jobseekers take advantage of this opportunity to engage the hiring organization...

How to Prepare for an Entry-Level Interview

Research the company. Obvious, I know, but worth repeating: Take notes. Come with questions prepared. Be able to relay facts, figures and people of importance in the company. Be organized. If you tell a hiring manager "Oh...

Job Shadowing: An Overview

That's the premise behind job-shadowing, an activity that enables a person to spend some time observing a professional on the job. Job-shadowing is often touted as a career-exploration activity for middle-school and high-school students to...

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