Category Archives: Nuts and Bolts Advice

I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why.

by Kyle Wiens If you think an apostrophe was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus, you will never work for me. If you think a semicolon is a regular colon with an identity crisis, I will not hire you. … Continue reading

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THE BETTER LETTER

–Stephen Batchelder Writing Better Cover Letters Over the course of this year I have dished out a considerable number of resume reviews and I hope that the feedback has proven constructive and beneficial. In comparison to how many questions I … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Interview Front

-Austin Weaver From beginning to the follow up, what I’ve learned through the interview process. Over the past couple of years, I have been involved in several interviews—on both sides of the table, and even on the phone as well.  … Continue reading

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Dating your Career Search

–Mark Osnowitz ’12 When you think about it, dating and finding a job are rather similar. Let’s say your friend tells you about his female friend he thinks you would like. First thing you do is go on Facebook and … Continue reading

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Inside the Mind of the Interviewee

By Spencer Peters ’14 Whew. Breathe in, out, in, out.  This leather feels weird on the fabric of my suit; it’s making me sweat. No. Could the sweat be showing through? I’m wearing a nice grey suit with a white … Continue reading

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RESUMES: A LABOR OF LOVE?

Resumes can go wrong in lots of ways. Generally, writers can misunderstand the purpose and context for the resume or they can lack the craft, the nitty-gritty details of formatting a resume and expressing themselves effectively. But there is a … Continue reading

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MISTAKEN MISTAKES IN THE INTERVIEW

A favorite interview question among hiring managers asks you to tell your serious mistakes and expose your weaknesses. “Tell me about a time you made a costly mistake?” or “What is your biggest weakness?” (Check out some variations: questions 14, … Continue reading

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