STEM Job Search, Part 4 – How to Write LinkedIn Invites with Substance

Note: If you’re new to this STEM job search series, I suggest starting with part 1, which covers the first step of an organized job search—creating a list of target companies. This list is the foundation for the subsequent posts in the series. “The easiest thing is to react. The second easiest thing is to … Continue Reading

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STEM Job Search, Part 3 – How to Build Your Professional Network

What comes to mind when you think of networking? From my observation, most people get stressed about networking. They know they need to do it, but it conjures images of attending networking events, passing out business cards, and engaging in awkward conversations, fake laughter, and cliched introductions with strangers. Others think of networking as “using … Continue Reading

STEM Job Search, Part 2 – How to Engage with Recruiters

First, what is a recruiter? Recruiters work on behalf of an organization (their client) to identify, shortlist, and place candidates to fill various roles in different industries. Understanding the different types of recruiters and headhunters out there is critical to understanding the differences in how they operate (and how it affects you and your job … Continue Reading

7 Strategies to Identify the Hiring Manager & Address Your Cover Letter

I’ve worked with many clients who express the cover letter is harder to write than their resume. One of the primary challenges is figuring out how to address the cover letter. Most people use a generic salutation, such as Dear Sir/Madam, Dear Human Resources Director, To Whom It May Concern, etc. You can do better … Continue Reading

Thinking of Hiring a Resume Writer? 18 Questions to Help You Choose the Right One!

Recently, I received a message from someone—let’s call her, Claire—who had her resume updated following a massive layoff at her most recent employer. Nearly nine months later, she’s still searching for her next job after seeing no results (interviews). Naturally, this scenario would discourage anyone. As we continued talking, she revealed the name of the … Continue Reading

5 Resume Tips to Galvanize Your Job Search as a New Grad

  For the majority of new graduates, landing that first full-time job can be an intimidating feat, even when the job market is strong. While education is your strongest asset, it’s important to show that you possess the capabilities to build upon your education and succeed in your chosen field. That’s where your resume comes … Continue Reading

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