1. I was pretty fortunate to have interned while I was in college, so after I graduated I was able to apply for a full time position with the same company and got the job. I find that when it comes down to it, people just want to know if you can do the work and have a great work ethic. I try not to get caught up in certain qualifications unless it’s something way out in left field that I know nothing about.

  2. The last new jobs I had were found for me by a head hunter so I haven’t written a cover letter in really really really long time. I’ll definitely bookmark this for later just in case. You never know when you may need to go seek out new opportunities.

  3. Great advice for new grads. Trust me it was hard for me post-graduation especially me graduating at the height of the recession. It was rough but it just taught me to keep my interviewing skills sharp but I am actually grateful I work for myself now!

  4. Elle (CleverlyChanging)

    I agree with your sentiments about the weight and importance of a cover letter. I think agencies and employees often receive thousands of resumes and cover letters are what uniquely set them a part.

  5. These are great tips! I have a sister and 2 nieces graduating very soon so I’ll be sharing this information.

  6. I need to polish up my own resume and cover letter. It has been many years since I’ve done so.

    I want to make a move into the media space and I’m the new kid on the block. I don’t have much experience but I can show them better than my resume can.

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