How do I write a cover letter?

Once you've spent hours refining and proofreading your resume, writing a cover letter can seem like very challenging and time-consuming task. But, it doesn't need to be.  It's important to remember that a cover letter is your first opportunity to build a relationship via a piece of paper (or email) with the person who's doing the hiring, as described... Continue Reading →

Lights, camera… action words

It’s critical to use action words – or verbs – to bring your resume to life for a potential employer, who wants to get an idea of what tasks you took on in a previous role. Rather than just listing job duties, use concise and descriptive action words to help shine a spotlight on what... Continue Reading →

Should I use a digital version of my portfolio?

A professional portfolio allows you to showcase your best work with a networking contact or potential employer by having carefully-selected work samples at the ready. Whether you’re a communications specialist, writer, graphic designer or photographer, a portfolio is an asset when you're looking for a job. When I was a budding public relations (PR) professional,... Continue Reading →

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