I originally published this post in November 2010 and reran it in November 2011. It’s that time of year. No matter what you celebrate (if anything) you are going to be invited to parties. Many of these parties will involve talking to people you don’t know very well — the husband of your department chair, […]
Do you feel like you need to apply for all of the opportunities out there? Even if they are only vaguely related to your career objectives? Do you even have career objectives? Are you spending so much time sending out applications that you don’t seem to have time to do anything else? Does crafting a […]
My friend and colleague Julie Clarenbach has written an excellent post on building your resumé. Think about the job you’d really love to have. Think about what skills and qualifications you would need in order to land that job. … what would your resume (not someone else’s, or your resume from a different, parallel life, […]
What will you contribute to the success of the organization?
This is the primary question every person or committee who has ever hired anyone is trying to answer.
As with any other writing you do, audience matters. The people doing the hiring are the audience for your job application materials. They need to be written in such a way that they can find the information they need to answer this question.
The Conscious Careers course gives you tools and a structure for making decisions about your next job. We help you determine what you have to offer and figure out what your real options are. Learn more and register here. You are not behind. You haven’t wasted your time. It’s easy to think that you made […]