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Wanna be cube mates?

July 29, 2008

So Essence.com is hiring a few positions, which are all posted on Time Warner's site. I forwarded the message on to a few folks and have heard from friends and friends of friends interested.

And the momma in me wanting to give a few words of advice. 

The Winner's Circle
-PDF your resume
this keeps the format of your document exactly like you want it to. A friend shared today how she encountered a snide remark, when the one page cover letter she sent printed off as 2 for the lady interviewing her.  It also safeguards you from any changes being made, which is great if you have multiple people who the document is going through

-put your name in the title of the document
Again, folks are busy so if they download your resume, don't create more work for them to look up your name to figure out who's resume it is, and also more professional. 


- Play up Your Skills
Don't harp on things that dont relate and pull out experience that relates to the new gig

2 comments:

  1. Nicole said...:

    That's really cool, CJ. Thanks for the heads up. I had three people contact me for this through Linked In. I think Ali in HR sent my resume and cover letter along already. Do you know Dana Bingham?

  1. j.a.c. said...:

    Love your blog CJ. Found courtesy of Jonte.

    - Your finance co-worker on the other side of the cubicle wall