Résumés & cover letters

The good news? Having LIS skills and training means you can apply for – and succeed in – all sorts of information-based jobs. The somewhat more challenging news? Creating tailored resumes for all those different jobs can take way too much time, effort, and brain...

The #1 thing an employer is looking for on your resume… Can you guess what it might be? A title that matches the position they need? A certain school? Perhaps their alma mater? The name of an impressive past employer? Wrong. Wrong. And wrong. The most important thing...

If there is one thing that’s annoying about job search, it’s probably writing the perfect cover letter for your resume. It’s meant to be short and crisp, and must entail all the right elements necessary for you to land that dream job! It isn’t very easy...

Contrary to what you’ve heard or read, cover letters are still important today. They’re not necessarily essential or required in every industry or for every role, but savvy job seekers always have one ready to go.  The cover letter is the best place to show you’d be a...

Ah, writing the dreaded cover letter. The vital piece of the job hunt that almost no one enjoys. How can you possibly convey to an employer the depths of your awesomeness in just one page? Or, more importantly, what can you write to keep the...