2017 Update: We still love this discussion of how to get your resume noticed — but you may want to check out some of our more recent advice on resumes, including 6 resume rules for 2017. How can you get your resume noticed? We have another emergency e-mail, this time from reader M, who wonders … Read More about Emergency Reader E-mail: How to Get Your Resume Noticed
Job Hunting Advice
Hunting for a new job? This advice will help you along the way -- from networking to interviewing, even to changing careers.
2018 Update: We still stand by this general interview advice — you may also want to check out our recent roundup of our best on-campus interview tips and resources.. Here’s a question for the readers today: what is the best piece of interview advice you’ve ever received? (Or: What’s the best tip for interviewing you … Read More about Open Thread: What is Your Best Interview Advice?
Should you thank an interviewer with an email or a card? We’ve wondered about this for a while as well, so reader J’s question strikes us as particularly interesting… After an interview, everyone knows that it is good manners to send a perfunctory “Thank You” note. However, is it still recommended that the “Thank You” … Read More about Should Your Interviewer Get a Thank-You Note or eThanks?
Today’s reader mail comes with a ton more of questions about interviewing… I’m a 3L and have an interview next week with a panel of district court judges for a judicial clerkship. I have a few questions with regards to my upcoming interview: 1.) I (and the interview) are in the Midwest, so it’s cold … Read More about Pantyhose or Tights: What to Wear with a Dark Suit for a Winter Interview
2017 Update: Check out our latest discussion on the best interview makeup! Today’s reader mail is another request for interview advice, this time in terms of makeup… I have several on campus interviews for 1L summer jobs the first week in February. I have my conservative gray and black suits. I have my sensible Nine West … Read More about What Makeup to Wear While Interviewing
Today’s reader mail comes from a 1L, who’s just been told she needs braces… I have recently been advised by a number of orthodontists and oral surgeons that I need full braces (including rubber bands — eek!) on both my top and bottom teeth for at least two years, followed by retainers, etc. My question … Read More about Reader mail: Will braces hurt my interviewing chances?
We’ve been curious about this for a while — ever since we advised that a collared shirt should always stay IN if you’re wearing a suit, and numerous readers wrote to say that they had always been advised (by various career counselors) to wear their collars out. So we thought we’d take a poll. For … Read More about Poll: When Wearing a Collared Shirt and Blazer, Does the Collar Go Out or In?
We’ve been mulling this reader’s question for a while now… first, here’s the request: My work wardrobe after 30 years is pretty set. However, I’m currently in recession mode, i.e. my job has been misplaced. I find that my non-work clothes are just not suitable for walking around in the supermarket, given that in my … Read More about What to Wear When You’re Laid Off and Looking
2018 Update: We still stand by a lot of this advice on how to say goodbye at the end of your internship — but you may also want to check out our more recent tips on ending internships positively. *The Pat Benatar song is actually “About the Art of Letting Go,” not saying good bye, … Read More about 10 Things: About the Art Of Saying Goodbye*