Finding a Job
The Internet can help you speed through the career search process and find the job of your dreams. ... read more »
Before you begin your job search, you should know which details of your life are on the Internet ... read more »
A lot of companies post job listings on their Web sites, which is great if you know exactly where ... read more »
Your résumé can be the greatest asset to your job search. It is your first, and often only, impression on potential employers. Don't waste anyone's time—get right to the good stuff. Résumés are all about the individual; they should, and will, be different for everyone. Use the sites below to learn how to write a resume and cover letter.
- There are plenty of sites that can create your résumé for a fee, but if you have to gather your information to provide it to them, you might as well put the résumé together yourself.
- Avoid acronyms that people won't understand; write "Business Development Manager" instead of "BDM." If you don't know what an acronym stands for, look it up on Acronym Finder.
- Don't include personal information like your Social Security number on your résumé.
- Keep your cover letters short and sweet; some sites recommend you write three or four paragraphs but you might be able to get your point across in only one or two. You may also want to address your cover letter to a specific person if you can; call the company or check its Web site to find the name of the hiring manager if it's not mentioned in the job description.
- Make sure to send your résumé in the format requested by the company. If you send them a PDF when they want a Word document, your e-mailed application could get deleted before it’s even read.
You might meet someone on an airplane or in line at the grocery store who offers you the job ... read more »
Think of an interview as the employer's test drive of you as an employee. The sites below can help ... read more »