Are Cover Letters Necessary? 5 Reasons Career Experts Think They’re Vital By Kristine Fellizar For the third year in a row, Bustle’s Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. Want to be an Upstarts honoree one day? Read on for career tips, insights, and inspiration to help get you there. I can’t be the only one who feels like cover letters are the worst. Resu
As you navigate the modern workplace, you must always focus on your main goal: earning and growing your perpetual paycheck. This will not always be easy, since today’s work environment is objectively difficult and no one is immune from its hardships and heartaches. Every day I hear about employees facing challenging times. You may have been passed over for a promotion, or not received a job offer after a few rounds of interviews. Perhaps you were laid off through no fault of
Have you heard the joke about the dog that walked down the street and saw this sign in the office window: HELP WANTED MUST TYPE 70 WORDS A MINUTE MUST BE COMPUTER LITERATE MUST BE BILINGUAL EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The dog applies for the position, but is quickly refused. “I can’t hire a dog,” says the office manager. The dog points to the line “equal opportunity employer.” The office manager sighs and asks if the dog can type. The dog walks over to a typewriter and flawles
You work alongside your colleagues eight hours a day, five days a week. Why would you want to lock yourself into this together-time with a complete stranger? Knowing how important our income is, if given the choice, why would anyone willingly give a complete stranger any opportunity to negatively impact their livelihood? The answer is simple: You wouldn’t. When I was a young girl, and first started seeing my doctor for my annual physical, I always marveled at how comfortable
Once when I was on the way to my college dining hall, I saw a man holding a sign saying that he was homeless, had not eaten in days, and was desperate to feed his wife and two children. An hour later, as I exited the dining hall, I packed three peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, three apples, and three cookies into a lunch bag and delivered them to the man. When I handed him the bag, he asked what was inside. “Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, apples, and cookies,” I said.