Here’s another tip when you send a cover letter and resume: Do not add fluff. Do not oversell.
On the flipside, do not jot down your past employer and job title and forget to add what exactly you did at said job.
We received a few resumes with bullet points and no explanation or detail of each job. They’re literally a job title history without job descriptions. What. the. frick? Don’t you want to show off your skills and experiences? We’re looking for something in your resume and cover letter that shows you want to be here, that you want to work with us.
#1 To Do – If a potential employer asks for a cover letter, please send one. It tells us you’ve paid attention to the job description and what we want from you. If you can’t follow instructions, how can we trust you to do your job? Take a moment to customize it and oh, you know, do some research. We want to know that you’ve taken some initiative in looking to see what we do and who we do it for.
Hello! I keep looking at this blog, trying to figure out what I want to do, and what I want to write. I do have a few topics to write about…
- My experience with the W Hotel in NYC – using social media to get heard
- Blaze PR, where I help manage the social media program, is looking for a few good interns
- A post about the LACOT (LA Consortium of Online Travel) and its first inaugural meet-up
- Misc Updates
Sorry for the lack of blog posts! On a positive note, I do tweet daily… (I know, not the same.)
I haven’t been blogging here much. I’ve been busy working with Blaze PR in Santa Monica this Fall. Sorry for delays! Things that have been on my mind:
- Creating a deck/presentation re: Blogging 101 for WAW and general sharing
- Writing up a white paper on the intersection of feminism and social media (particularly w/ Twitter)
- WAW folks – I’ll (finally) be posting my slides sometime this weekend.
- Re-vamping this entire site and being more active here