This is one of the most common questions I get, especially around this time of year. While some companies have replaced cover letters with the intro email, others still require one as part of your application. There's no perfect formula for a cover letter—if there was, everyone's would look similar and no one would stand out—but here are four tips to help make writing your cover letters a little bit easier.
There comes a time in every interview when the interviewer will ask you whether you have any questions for them. The tables have turned, but make no mistake—it's still an opportunity to impress, and the questions you ask say a lot about you as a candidate. A good rule of thumb is to prepare enough questions (keep in mind that some might be answered earlier in the interview) that you don't end the interview early. Here are some things to think about to help you come up with smart questions to bring to your next interview.
You're a few months into a new job or comfortably settled in after a year, when *explosion sound*—your boss announces that s/he is leaving. It's a jarring experience that can leave you feeling abandoned and panicked. A boss can be a huge reason why you accepted a job, and suddenly the situation is not what you signed up for. But bosses are people too, and having one that leaves before you do is a fairly common scenario. Here are some pointers in case it happens to you.
To help you connect with the right people, here are 5 methods to find (almost) anyone's email address. These tips should be used responsibly, but without shame. People make their professional info public to expose themselves to great people and opportunities. It's all waiting for you, if you know where to look.
Whether you've secured an internship for the summer or are in the midst of your search, it's smart to start thinking about how to get the most out of your time as an intern. To help you slide into a full-time position, or squeeze the most value from your three month stint, here are five good habits of high performing interns.
After shortlisting the right agencies and priming your resume, the informational interview is one of your most underrated tools. By informational interview, I mean reaching out to someone at an agency you're interested in—whether it's your first one or your next step—to ask for a conversation (via email, phone or in-person) that helps you learn more.