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LOOKING AT CAREERS IN WRITING?

What do these professionals do? Technical writers produce instruction manuals and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily. Typically, they: Determine the needs of end users of technical documentation...

"Cover" your resume

Cover letter with your resume? ALWAYS! Never send your resume without a cover letter. Never. HERE ARE THE TOP TEN REASONS TO SEND A COVER LETTER WITH YOUR RESUME (and there’s no reason NOT to). 10. Introduce yourself. When you walk into a room, or a...

The Zen of Job Searching

Since time immemorial, or at least since the very beginning of career advice columns (which, it sometimes seems, go back just as far – archeologists are working on that, I think), you have read – over and over again– advice on strategies, tactics,...

Perseverance pays off. Ask Mark.

From time to time I anoint a “new favorite person.” It’s time once again. Please read this email from Mark (name changed). With the exception of changing some details to preserve anonymity, this is verbatim. First, a quick aside: some of my articles...

What are the two most important letters?

This is no trick question. Linguists might say E, T, or A – the most oft-used letters in English; egotists will choose I or their initials; and philosophers will insist on A and Z, alpha and omega. But your career coach – yours truly – says your two...