The Best Ways to Talk About Your COVID-19 Layoff in a Resume, Cover Letter, or Interview (With Examples!)

Job searching while you don’t currently have a job always comes with worries about how potential employers will look at this gap. Unfortunately, even though it’s unfair and irrational, there are some companies that may discriminate against unemployed people when …

By Heather Krasna - The Muse
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Why Writing Skills Are Important for Every Job—and How to Improve Yours

Have you ever sent an email no one seemed to understand that ended up derailing the timeline for an entire project? Or written a report that you then had to explain verbally to everyone after they read it?

Even if …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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How to Land a Internship

It’s that time of year again. Students are gearing up in hopes of finding a fulfilling internship or co-op position. You’re eager to apply what you’ve learned in school to the real world. But landing an internship may seem like …

By Tarek Bouakaz - Vidcruiter
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Vault Rankings in Action: The Best Law Firms for Racial & Ethnic Diversity

Increasing racial and ethnic diversity has become a primary focus within the legal industry, and the conversation has been especially at the forefront in the wake of the social justice movement sparked by the death of George Floyd. While progress …

By Vault Law Editors - Firsthand
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How to Interview with Your Whole Self

It’s natural that interviewing can sometimes feel unnatural, as it can often be difficult to know “who you’re supposed to be” during an interview. You might think that you need to interview in a certain way and try to be …

By Natalie Fisher - Firsthand
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Maximizing Your Shadowing Experience

During the search for your first job or a new position, you may find yourself with an opportunity to shadow someone working in a similar position. Always, and I mean always, say, “yes!” In fact, if you’re interviewing and are …

By Tammy McKinney, RN - Hospital Recruiting
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A Quick Guide to Writing Professional Emails

Imagine the case of two upcoming high school graduates seeking summer internships before entering college in the fall. The students notice a poster in the library advertising an available internship position, which contains a contact name and email address, but …

By Milo Orr
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A Handy-Dandy Guide to Email Etiquette

Ever hit “reply all” on an email you shouldn’t have? Or vice versa? How do you write a formal email without sounding like you have no personality, or altogether too much personality? And what the heck are you supposed to …

By Kaitlin McManus - Firsthand
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3 Things To Do When You’re Ghosted Post-Job Interview

Being ‘ghosted’ is a new and unpleasant way of ending a relationship in the digital age. It happens when someone stops responding to your communications. And, painful though it is on a personal level,  it’s also happening regularly in the …

By John Allen - Firsthand
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How—and When—to Include Projects on Your Resume (Plus Examples!)

If you’ve completed a project you’re especially proud of, it’s natural to want to show it off on your resume—and it might even help you land your next job. Projects that potentially belong on your resume can come from your …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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