How Important is the Cover Letter?

How Important is the Cover Letter?

How much do you want a job? Cover letters are equally important as a résumé since résumés tells reviewers where you’ve worked and a brief description of what you’ve done; a cover letter tells reviewers how you think and how well you write and express yourself…and to...
The Job Offer and The Power of “No”

The Job Offer and The Power of “No”

You’ve had the interview, taken a tour of the workplace and the people you’ll work with, and if you’re from out-of-town, took in some sights and tours of prospective neighborhoods you might move to before heading home. Soon after, you get the call: you’re being...
Smart Ways to Fill Out Job Applications

Smart Ways to Fill Out Job Applications

What, another shameless plug for Job Chop-Chop!™? Using “JC-C” makes it easy and painless to fill out job applications, but there’s a lot more to it filling out an application than meets the eye. Let’s explore what makes a winning application…and what doesn’t. The...
Interview Hints 101 – “Shut up!”

Interview Hints 101 – “Shut up!”

Yay, you scored an interview! You should be familiar with the five, golden, interview rules: Arrive no earlier than ten minutes before your scheduled interview time (unless previously instructed to do so.) Of course, don’t arrive late, either. Dress for the job—don’t...