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...

Paid Time Off from Work

Employers know their employees need a break once in a while. That's why companies offer paid time off (PTO) in the form of vacation days, holidays, personal leave, and sick leave. The definition of paid...

Am I Kidding Myself if I Expect a 10 Percent Raise?

Q. What is the percentage range for raises in public accounting? Is the average really 4 to 5 percent? If I expect 10 percent, am I kidding myself? A. Companies determine their merit budgets for...

You Received A Rejection Letter—Now What?

You polish your resume, sharpen your interviewing skills and land an on-campus interview. A few weeks later, you are invited to the corporate offices for a second round of interviews, which you are sure...

How to Leverage Your Fraternity or Sorority Network in the Job Search

When you rush a Greek organization, members lure you in with promises of strong alumni connections and lucrative job/internship hook-ups (among other things). It?s true; one of the benefits of being in a Greek...

What to Look For in a Company

If you're stumped on what to look for in a job, here’s one piece of advice: it's not all about the Benjamins, a.k.a. a good starting salary. For those of you just starting out in...

5 Ways you Should Never Describe Yourself in Job Interviews

When it comes to interviews and resume advice, one of the hardest topics to handle is self-description.

Creating an Effective Resume When You Lack the Required Credentials

In this age of specialization, it is highly advisable to tailor your resume to the specific position you're applying for. After all, a general resume may not indicate the specific skills and accomplishments that...

Interview Bias: Overcoming the Silent Forces Working Against You

Your job interview is tomorrow. You know your appearance will matter, so you polish your shoes and brush your hair. You realize your interviewer will have your resume in hand, so you've come prepared...

What to Include on your Internship Resume

Stuck on what to put on your resume? You’d be surprised how much information you can cram in your one page resume. Besides the obvious information such as the quick points about who you are...

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