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Posted February 17, 2015 by

Who Actually Reads Your College Application Essay?

Ryan Hickey

Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

When it comes to college essays, the most significant point to remember is that the readers are not machines or algorithms looking for specific keywords that will clink together to advance you to the next round. These are academic professionals who have taken on the role of going through thousands of entrance essays (many of them horribly written or at the very least terrifically boring). Give them a break. Make yours a gem. (more…)

Posted February 06, 2015 by

Write a CAN DO Cover Letter!

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

During tough economic times job interviews are difficult to land, and some of them more so than others depending on the industry that interests you. Your cover letter must show who you are as a person, as well as a professional. Be sure to add examples and statements that communicate clearly that you’re someone who is eager to work hard, meet expectations, help advance the company’s bottom line, get along with colleagues, and promote harmony wherever you are.

I call this a CAN DO cover letter because it lets the employer know that you can do the work required of the position he or she wants to fill. (more…)

Posted February 07, 2014 by

Show a Little LOVE in Your Next Job Interview?

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

February is the month of love—a time to express our affection for those in our inner circle. But it’s also an opportunity to share a little love with those in our outer circle. And that includes people we meet on the street, in a store, in a job interview.

That doesn’t mean we hug and kiss and gush over strangers but it does mean we can show care, interest, and warmth as human beings.

Many job seekers enter the interview office with a solemn expression on their faces and a stiff posture. Even their handshake is without emotion. They jingle the coins in their pocket, click their tongue, stare at the wall or the floor, or blurt out an inappropriate answer to a question. (more…)

Posted October 30, 2013 by

Didn’t Get the Entry Level Job, Internship, or Something Else You Wanted? How to Handle Rejection

Rejection isn’t always easy to take, whether it’s about an entry level job, an internship, or something else you really wanted.  However, do not let a minor setback get in your way.  The following post shares tips on handling rejection to help you bounce back to find success.

Featured: Featured In my new book, Welcome To The Real World, which comes out April 2014, I have a whole section about rejection and how to deal with it. Rejection is the biggest fear that young people have about the workplace. And it make sense – in the media, we don’t usually read about people’s failures

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