Writing the Dreaded Cover Letter I've written other posts about writing challenges connected to the job search: how writing anxiety can affect the job search and how writing samples add another layer of challenge to the job seeker. But of all the writing-related activities of the job search, the one task most universally hated is the cover letter. It seems to cause anxiety for many otherwise well-qualified job seekers. And there's a reason for that: it's not an easy document to write. Career Center Cara works in risk and strategy for an international oil company in Houston, Texas. Prior to graduating in 2008 with a degree in International Studies, Cara studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. There, she sealed her interest in energy after experiencing repeated rolling power outages in the capital of the resource rich country. During her senior year, Cara worked with two professors on power and energy related research, developing critical quantitative skills and industry knowledge that helped her land her first job as a research analyst covering the US oil and gas industry at consultancy Wood Mackenzie.
How YouTube Channel Owners Are Building Audiences [INFOGRAPHIC] YouTube recently announced which contracts for its funded premium channels — featuring programming from chef personalities to The Wall Street Journal — are up for renewal and which are not. The video-sharing platform also said it will be adding new channels to the mix this year. The team at FanBridge — a tool for monitoring audience growth and retention — has put together an infographic of funded and non-funded channels that highlights how channel owners are monetizing YouTube and keeping viewers engaged. About 86% of survey respondents said they upload three or fewer videos each week, which places more emphasis on engagement rather than quanity.
Tools & Utilities for filmmakers You've now entered the Dependent Films Download Center. It's unbelievable 1) how much these files can help, and 2) how hard all of these tools are to find on the net. Thus, this is why we've assembled this compilation for all of you aspiring filmmakers out there. Remarkable Résumé Designs - Noupe Design Blog Feb 16 2011 When applying for a job, a designer’s résumé is of utmost importance. This is precisely what should be attention-grabbing and creatively designed. 12 Video Sites That Are Better Than YouTube There’s little doubt that YouTube is the go-to video site for many people. In fact, it’s one of the most popular websites in the world. But what if YouTube happens to be inaccessible?
16 Questions to Ask in a Job Interview (As a Candidate) « talentive In ! Jen, Employee Tips, General Work, Listen, Look on Monday, October 12, 2009 at 3:33 am You’ve prepared, you’ve researched, you even ironed your socks. You look the part. You’ve answered the interviewer’s questions brilliantly, you’ve generated good vibes of camaraderie, and your confidence is high. There’s just fifteen minutes to go until your next interview.
SCHOPENHAUER'S 38 STRATAGEMS, OR 38 WAYS TO WIN AN ARGUMENT Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), was a brilliant German philosopher. These 38 Stratagems are excerpts from "The Art of Controversy", first translated into English and published in 1896. Carry your opponent's proposition beyond its natural limits; exaggerate it. 10 Sticky Job Interview Situations and How to Handle Them Printer-Friendly Version by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D., and Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D. Job interviewing can be an unnerving experience, but if you know how to handle some of the stickiest situations encountered in interviewing, you can be that much more confident. 100+ Sites to Download All Sorts of Things These days you can find all sorts of things online, from audio books to flash files, from sound effects to CSS templates. Below we compiled a list with over 100 download sites that serve that purpose. We will also try to keep the list updated, so if your favorite download site is not here, let us know about it with a comment.