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...

Have Your Interview Answer Ready

Great interviews get the job It can be easy to convince ourselves that the job interview doesn't matter so much, as long as our resume is outstanding, our dress is impeccably professional, and that we...

What are Resume Keywords?

Keywords are specific words or phrases that job seekers use to search for jobs and employers use to find the right candidates. Keywords are used as search criteria in the same way you do...

Cover Letter Basics

If you're banking on the assumption that no one is going to read your cover letter, that it's just going to get clipped behind your resume or discarded altogether, you're wrong. Your cover letter...
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Say “Hmmm” to the First Salary Offer

If you say "OK" to the first offer you hear, you are essentially throwing in the towel without a fight and giving up any hope that your employer might have gone higher. Jack Chapman, author...

Moving On and In: Relocating for Your Summer Internship

Landing a summer internship at UMI Publications brought Ben Sherman one step closer to his dream of working in sports journalism. Sherman, 20, was hired to assist in the development of the publisher's ACC...

Interns for Hire: The Best Benefit can be a Permanent Job

In today's job market, internships are about more than developing skills and glimpsing a specific industry or company. Interns now want something tangible from their work experience - namely, a full-time job. And employers...

Setting up a Job-Shadowing Experience

A job-shadowing experience can also be the outgrowth of an informational interview. At your interview, you might be asked if you'd like to stick around a little longer than the planned time for the...

Impressing Your Interviewers During a Group Interview

Many job candidates preparing for an interview expect to sit down with a human resources person and talk one on one, since that's the traditional model. But many companies are adopting a group interview...

Business Correspondence

Business correspondence serves a variety of purposes throughout the career cycle, but most of all it reflects professional courtesy during the job search. It can be quite time-consuming to correspond personally with everyone you encounter...

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