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15 Words and Phrases to Never Include in a Cover Letter

Given the importance of a cover letter, you cannot afford to blow it

While many job applications have the word “optional” next to the field that asks for a cover letter, it shouldn’t be overlooked. After all, a cover letter is intended to show you off and captivate a hiring manager, kind of like a movie ...

by Amy Elisa Jackson  | December 05, 2018 06:00:00
Run & Grow

5 tips for ensuring a lifetime of success from first jobs

Internships and early jobs offer game-changing career opportunities

Summer internships and early jobs are launching pads for great careers. Though it doesn't always seem like it at the time, these experiences have value beyond stuffing a resume: an individual might never again be so moldable, so willing to learn about his or her passions and ...

by Mark Casady  | September 06, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

The 6 musts of a cover letter

After reading these essentials, you'll feel well-equipped to write a cover letter that will help you win a job.

While perusing the job advertisements of your favorite career site, you’ve just found a position that seems tailor-made for you. That’s a common scenario, but unfortunately, one that often strikes fear into the hearts of even the most seasoned job seekers. After ...

by Sarah Landrum  | January 30, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

To improve your chances of getting an interview, focus on this strategy

Make sure you posess these qualities if you aim to secure a spot in your dream company.

Q: When looking at resumes, what are key elements that are likely to get an interview? And how much do thank you notes weigh on the process?A: The resume process has changed and LinkedIn, your social-media presence and any publicly available work ...

by David Ossip  | May 21, 2015 03:00:00
Startup Tips

How to land a job at a startup

Clearly stating your achievements in your résumé can get you a bigger chance of getting hired.

There's no doubting the reputation startups have acquired over the past decade or so: the rock star-like young professionals; the hip offices; the (eventual) perks.Startups are prime workplace real estate these days for every prospective new-hire, and they continue to set the ...

by Adiat Disu  | May 02, 2015 06:05:00
Startup Tips

3 questions to ask every job candidate you interview

Experts suggest that these three questions should always be asked in any job interview.

(From the April 2015 issue of Entrepreneur)Q: What three questions should I ask every job candidate?A: Kevin Lust, director of the Small Business Development Center in Springfield, Ill., advises hiring managers across industries to ask these essential questions. 1. Why should we hire you? Sure, ...

by Christopher Hann  | April 23, 2015 12:00:00
Startup Tips

25 trickiest questions Apple will ask in a job interview

Are you aiming to join Apple Corp? Then you should prepare to answer some or all of these tricky questions.

Apple is known for being one of the most challenging and exciting places to work, so it's not surprising to learn that getting a job there is no easy task. Like Google and other big tech companies, Apple asks a mix of ...

by Lisa Eadicicco  | April 19, 2015 06:00:00