The Cover Letter

Daily inspiration and advice for the ambitious savvy young professional
7 Out of the Box Ways to Land a Summer Internship blog image
Today I’m going to step outside to tell you some out of the box ways to land an internship! Summer internship season is creeping up on us and I... read more
What to Write in the Body of Your Email to an Employer  blog image
I always advise students to avoid copy/pasting their resume or cover letter into the body of their emails to employers. Everyone gets so many emails... read more
How to Articulate Your Transferable Skill-Set When Going Into An Industry Where You Have No Experience blog image
I met a great student at a WISE networking event at UCLA. She emailed me and told me that her dream internship is in the sports industry. She... read more
Take My Job Search and Job Interview Classes!  blog image
I wanted to let all of my readers know that I did something NEW this week. I released my first ever CLASS on HOW TO MASTER THE JOB SEARCH ... read more
Should You Include an Objective on Your Resume? blog image
It’s hard to even think about fall internships – as we just started summer internships – but with the start of July comes the start... read more
Top 10 Skills Employers Want You To Have in 2014 blog image
Last week, I moderated a think tank for Dell in New York City. The topic of the think tank was Gen Y in the "real world" (get the... read more
How Do I Write a Cover Letter That’s Professional Yet Passionate? blog image
You have a dream job or a dream internship – somewhere you’ve wanted to work forever OR somewhere you just stumbled upon but have convinced yourself... read more
Can I Talk About My Goals In My Cover Letter? blog image
I had a student from the University of Portland email me and ask if she should be including her future goals in her cover letter. This is a great... read more
I WANT TO STAND OUT - HELP!  blog image
We all want to be noticed, to be put above the rest. We want our resume to be the top choice for an employer. My answer to this question might get... read more
Should Your Cover Letter Include an Anecdote or Story? blog image
I had a student write to me and ask me about using a story or personal anecdote in a cover letter. Including something like this is a great way to... read more