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Resumania™: Writing Cover Letters Is Key

Is writing cover letters important? Uh, yeah, it is! Ninety-one percent of executives polled by Robert Half said cover letters are valuable when evaluating job candidates. So, be sure to include one with every resume you submit.


Workplace Roundup: Office Snacking, White Elephant Gifts and Graduating in a Recession

One of my favorite things to do is read up on the latest career and workplace research and management trends. OK, I know, it sounds kind of geeky. But I find it endlessly fascinating. After all, we spend so many of our waking hours at our desks that new studies and stats can shed light on how to make this time as valuable and enjoyable as possible. Each week, I’ll share a collection of the most interesting work-related articles and insights I’ve come across. Hopefully, they’ll help you in your career!


How to Network With Limited Free Time

Fairly recently, I was thinking about how to network more. Yep, it’s one of those “should’s” on everybody’s list that also includes spending more time at the gym, eating better and spending less. Unfortunately, all these “should’s” compete with each other for one scarce resource: your time.


Feels Like Teen Spirit

It’s been a long time since I last cracked open a textbook, and nearly just as long since I started investigating new jobs. But, in mid-November, I was brought back to those happy (and stressful) times when attending the Enactus Fall Leadership Conference and Career Fair in Anaheim, Calif., where Robert Half was a sponsor of the lunch program. For those who aren’t familiar, Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders who use entrepreneurial action to transform lives. No small feat for folks who also are juggling the dramas of dorm life, myriad extracurricular activities and busy social calendars.


Resumania™: Writing a Good Resume Means Writing a Clean Resume

Let’s face it, writing a good resume is hard. One of the most difficult things about the process is that it requires intense attention to detail. In fact, 76 percent of executives surveyed by Robert Half said just one or two typos in a resume would remove applicants from consideration for a job; 40 percent said a single typo was enough to ruin your chances.