What’s 1 Thing I Can Do to Improve My Resume Today?

Whenever I introduce myself, I never talk about TBC. I’m too shy to ever talk about how I run a blog about interning and job hunting. It’s way too weird to bring it up randomly. Or even when I’m asked about it point blank. Maybe someday I’ll improve that part of me, but that day isn’t even remotely close to today. Continue reading “What’s 1 Thing I Can Do to Improve My Resume Today?”

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6 Criteria To Use For Judging If Something’s Worth The Resume Value

“How do you decide if something’s worth the hassle for the resume value?”

This is tricky to answer since everyone has different criteria on how important something is to them. Obviously my viewpoint will be heavily biased towards either doing something for the fireworks-level impact or the plus-points-in-heaven impact. Continue reading “6 Criteria To Use For Judging If Something’s Worth The Resume Value”

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5 Steps to Writing a Successful Cover Letter

How do you write a cover letter? Is it okay to use a template I found online?

FACT: A cover letter is the first glimpse recruiters have of you. FICTION: A cover letter is a short summary of your resume. A cover letter is all you talking about yourself. A cover letter isn’t needed in this day and age.

Other fact: yes, you can use a template you found online. But you have to take special care in making sure it doesn’t sound robotic. Continue reading “5 Steps to Writing a Successful Cover Letter”

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14.5 Things You Didn’t Realize Had Resume Value

‘What do I write on my resume if I’m not active in orgs, have no internship experience, and have a mediocre QPI/GPA?’

It’s easy to forget that not everyone has the privilege to go and be active in orgs or take unpaid / time-intensive internships. It takes a lot of time, energy, and cash to do those things, and you have my respect if you can’t, because you’re juggling being a student with responsibilities at home.

I have recently (this is December 2017) come to realize how hard it would have been for me to do a fraction of what I did, if I had to take care of my household at the same time.

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