Cover Letter 101

Cover letters can feel a bit like your job search thesis. It serves not only as your story, but a writing sample. Think of it this way, if you can’t write about yourself—a subject about which you are the undisputed expert—in an articulate and compelling way, how can you write something for a client or an … Continue reading Cover Letter 101

Getting Out of Newb Status

Many of you may know Leadership Coach John Keyser (C'59), a very loyal Hoya who has presented almost a dozen webinars and can be seen in the stands at every basketball game.  Through his company Common Sense Leadership, John works with executives and business owners to help them develop higher energy, collaborative and more loyal … Continue reading Getting Out of Newb Status

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Nailing the Internal Interview

If you are looking to get ahead in your organization don't wait to be tapped on the shoulder and asked to step up.  Put yourself out there!  Applying for an internal promotion/new position within your company?  Here's what you need to know. 1.  Rest on your laurels. Know your reputation before you interview. Are you known … Continue reading Nailing the Internal Interview

Starting A New Job? Tips for Making the Transition

Starting a new job?  The first few weeks can be a combination of being overwhelmed and bored all at the same time! It's not always possible to truly "hit the ground running" - you may not own your projects fully quite yet and you haven't learned just how to get things done in the company … Continue reading Starting A New Job? Tips for Making the Transition

Top 5 Issues We See in Alumni Resume Reviews

Did you know Alumni Career Services provides free virtual resume and cover letter reviews?   You can simply submit your resume and/or cover letter to with a brief description of the types of things you will be using it for and a member of our staff with respond via email with a critique within … Continue reading Top 5 Issues We See in Alumni Resume Reviews

Collecting No’s

Tonight's homework: collecting no's.First, I must give credit where credit is due.  Joe Scafidi (B'95) casually mentioned the concept of "collecting no's" when I ran into him an a Hoya networking event. I was immediately and enthusiastically intrigued. In fact, I think I might have scared him with how I reacted to this little exercise. … Continue reading Collecting No’s

Phone Interview How To’s

Phone interviews are used more and more as a round one screening process. They are time and cost effective. For the most part, preparation is similar to a regular interview. Do your research. Connect with the interviewer. Give specific examples.  Know your story.  Know your strengths.  Listen. Ask questions. Send a thoughtful thank you note. … Continue reading Phone Interview How To’s