How to write an awesome cover letter (or not)

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I take a lot of pride in writing awesome cover letters. And you should too! If you have to struggle to write a compelling cover letter, I’m going to bet that you’re not super excited about the position that you’re applying for. At my first computer science co-op, my manager told me straight up that one of the main reasons I got the interview was my strong cover letter. A good cover...

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5 job interview must-haves

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The job interview is a nasty piece of business.  Sure, it’s a necessary step that is required to weed out unsuitable candidates but in the end, it’s generally awkward and uncomfortable for all participants.  Having been on both sides of the table, here are my 5 most important interview tips: Know about the company.  You need to know the ins and outs of the company you’re applying...

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I can haz jobz?

i can haz jobz? excellent benefits, interviewing, negotiating, compensation, benefits, new job, job interview
In two more months, I will be finished with school for the second time in my life.  And not a second too soon! It’s easy to start wondering: What’s next?  Well, in my program, there’s a lot of competition for hiring graduates.  In fact, many of my fellow students started interviewing for jobs as early as November of last year!  I’ve had a total of 12 interviews for 6 companies....

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Making money is easy

Making money, extra income
“I would really like to do that, but I don’t have enough money.” Sound familiar? There is an engrained sense of self pity in our society when it comes to making money (namely that what we earn is never good enough). Traditional thinking is to believe that our ‘day job’ should pay us enough money to afford the lifestyle that we want. In a changing world, those that think...

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Posted in: Career and Work, Money, Philosophy

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