Career and Professional Development Advice

How to Write a Cover Letter Like Hemingway

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The first episode of the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary Hemingway reveals where Ernest Hemingway’s famous writing style originated. Before the Nobel Prize-Winner wrote short stories and novels, he worked as a Kansas City Star reporter. The Star introduced …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
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How to Have a Successful Video Interview

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Job interviews can be stressful enough, but the pressure increases when they’re done over video. In today’s remote-work landscape, however, candidates likely won’t have a choice — virtual interviews have essentially become the norm, as many companies plan to maintain a …

By Jacqueline DeMarco - Vault
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These Time Management Skills Can Make You a Better Employee—and Improve Your Work-Life Balance

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Time management is one of those important work and life skills that seems to find its way into every job interview and performance review. That’s because recruiters and management teams alike know that an employee’s time management skills can make …

By Leah Campbell - The Muse
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8 Tips to Fight That Zoom Fatigue (Because All Those Video Meetings Are Exhausting)

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If you’ve been working remotely for any amount of time, chances are you’ve experienced some kind of “Zoom fatigue.”

We probably don’t need to explain it to you, but just in case: The phrase Zoom fatigue refers to “an overall …

By Kate Bratskeir - The Muse
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Your Guide to Virtual Career Fairs—So You Can Impress From Afar

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Have you ever seen that episode of The Office where the Dunder Mifflin crew heads to a local job fair? Just like in any other episode of the show, everything that can go wrong does. The worst part is when …

By Kaila Kea-Lewis - The Muse
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How to Make an ATS-Compatible Resume

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The search for a job can seem like a full-time position itself. With research, networking, and endless job applications, the process can be extensive and sometimes overwhelming. Even after all of the hard work, you still receive little to no …

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3 Tricky Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

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All interview questions are not created equally. Some only require you to provide basic information, while others require long answers and can be very hard to navigate. Below you’ll find three questions that fall into the latter category, along with specific tactics …

By Matt Casadona - Vault
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Can Specializing Too Early Hurt Your Career?

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The sure way to career success is to settle on an area of specialization as soon you can and then engage in that specialization as often as you can, putting in your 10,000 hours, until you become an expert in …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
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10 Tips for Finding a Mentor—and Making the Relationship Count

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When Kelly Jackson was a 24-year-old public relations manager at the Philadelphia-based marketing firm Allen & Gerritsen (A&G), she asked three top executives at the firm to be her mentors—to answer her questions, offer advice, and help her navigate the …

By Lisa Rabasca Roepe - The Muse
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10 Entry-Level Jobs That Actually Pay—Plus Tips on How to Get Them

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The phrase “entry-level” has, in many ways, become synonymous with low pay. But the truth is, “It is not the term ‘entry-level’ that determines salary,” says Linda J. Hollenback, MSEd, a college and career strategist, founder of Hollenback Consulting, and …

By Deanna deBara - The Muse
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