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Tips for developing an effective cover letter

Have you recently seen a posting for that perfect position? You may already have an updated resume ready to send, but remember that the cover letter is just as important. Following are some tips for developing a cover letter that will captivate your reader(s) and secure you an interview: • Research, research, research! Take the Continue reading >

Working with a Search Firm: Frequently Asked Questions

How do I work with a search firm? For retained or contingency search firms the easiest way is to apply for a position the firm has posted. Be sure to bookmark, follow, and/or frequently visit the firm’s website to keep up to date with their openings. How do I work with the consultant managing the Continue reading >

Secrecy During a Search: Providing References and Informing Your Supervisor

Recently, I read several articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education about secrecy while working with a search firm during a job search. Often when a candidate is early in the search process—and even if they do not move forward to accept a new position—they fear unfavorable reactions from their current employer. This happens frequently Continue reading >