Is it ok to e-mail companies directly expressing an interest in an internship/entry level position if they have no job openings that fit my profile? Is this more effective than applying for posted jobs? I feel that if a specific opening is posted hundreds of people apply and it is very unlikely to be invited for an interview.
YES, it is OK. In fact, it shows initiative which is an attribute admired by many hiring managers. If there is nothing available, there is a chance that a hiring manager or recruiter would…
I'm currently applying for jobs, and I want to know if I should be including a cover letter with my resume if the company doesn't specifically ask for one? If so, what should I say in the cover letter?
Great question! I think all recruiters have a different opinion on cover letters. For me personally, I do not typically review cover letters and usually only look at the resume. If recruiters are receiving…View all answers »
What do you recommend for people who do not have a high school diploma but are currently enrolled in an adult basic education program working toward their high school equivalency? Should they omit the education section on the resume completely or include it and list the ABE program they are in now?
Congratulations on your progress to complete your high school studies. You should be proud of your commitment! Remember to always be 100% honest on your resume and include the necessary details the company…View all answers »
How can I build my resume based around a particular job description? I know you're supposed to tailor your resume to each position, so how do I do that?
Hello! That is a great question! It is important to tailor your resume to match the position you are applying to for a few reasons. The first reason being that it shows you are serious about the job you are…View all answers »
When should I include/exclude my GPA on my resume? How about class rank?
Good question! When one is creating or updating their resume and deciding whether or not to include their GPA and/ or class rank, one should review the job or internship description. Within the description,…View all answers »
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