Purge the generic crap from your cover letter

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Job applications and resumes often allow you to write a cover letter. If you write the same generic promises as everyone else, you won’t get the job. The purpose of the cover letter is make your application stand out. The recruiters and managers will be reading dozens or hundreds of similar letters. So why write … Continued

With email, you can prove you’re an idiot in 150 words or less

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Short email is a great idea. But even a short email can be vacuous. A short, dumb email is the quickest possible way to make a bad impression. Learn not to be boring. Here’s a recruiting email that Ken Camp received. It’s not only short, it’s spectacularly content-free. Here’s the whole thing, meaningless words in bold: Subject: Opportunity Good … Continued