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How Not to Get Burned in the Interview Hot Seat

I’ve got a job interview on Monday morning. I know no one at this workplace and know only a bit about the workplace itself. What I do know is something about the job itself, as I’ve held onto the job description (more about this below). What to do to best prepare myself for sitting in … les mer

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How/Why Should You Write a CV Summary?

Wondering what your CV Summary should look like? Read on. This must be the season for CV writing, as I’ve been busy lately editing an extraordinary number of them, mostly from graduate students entering the final phase of their studies and looking ahead to the world of work. But I’ve noticed that the CV a … les mer

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LinkedIn Connections: Time to grow/weed your garden?

Is it time to grow your LI Connections garden? Or weed it? Back when I was first learning about LinkedIn, mostly by attending courses on how best to use it to ‘grow my network’, it was indeed more like a social network. For business purposes, mind, but more personal, if you can say that about … les mer

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Have You Looked at Your LinkedIn Headline Lately?

What are you? Maybe you were raised with the thought that you’d ‘be’ something when you grew up? Maybe that something was a job with a title? Because it’s an important part of your identity that tells everyone else what you do. Many people are proud of their job titles, and that’s not a bad … les mer

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Can You Find the Mistake?

Last week I had to take an online editing test where the instructions were as follows: There are 16 mistakes in grammar/spelling/punctuation in the following paragraph. Find them and correct them. The first 12 mistakes jumped out at me, and I fixed them fairly quickly. But the last 4 weren’t as easy to spot, and … les mer

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Cover Letter Writing: It’s All About (What) You (Can Offer)

Having proofread cover letters for a long, long time, I’ve noticed lately that I’ve been getting in quite a few with the following about why the writer wants the job. Have a look at: This one: I think the summer job at your company can offer me what I want in a working day: collaboration, … les mer

Thoughts on Working While Walking an Indian Trail

Have you ever heard of the Cochise Stronghold? No? Neither had I until recently. A little over an hour’s drive east of Tucson, Arizona, you find a part of the Coronado National Forest called the Cochise Stronghold. An interesting name combination if you’re not familiar with the area. Who was Cochise, and why is it … les mer