How to Write a Cover Letter

Six tips and two case studies (including sample language) about what to include in a cover letter

How to Write a Résumé That Stands Out

Eight tips and two case studies (including sample resumes) about what to include in a resume

Improve Your Résumé by Turning Bullet Points into Stories

Detailed advice on how to write the specific sections of your resume, with sample language

How to Choose the Right References

If you want to land the job, think creatively.

Setting the Record Straight on Job Interviews

Seven tips and two case studies about performing in a job interview

Stand Out in Your Interview

How to ace your first meeting with a potential employer.

What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Focus on Before a Job Interview

Story-based article on preparing for an interview with six tips

Where Will You Be in Five Years?

Can you really know what job you’ll be doing, or even want to be doing, in five years?

The Right Way to Answer “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?”

Advice on answering another common interview question

How to Ace an Internal Interview

It’s trickier than you think.

Should You Chat Informally Before an Interview?

The pros and cons of first impressions.

How to Spot a Bad Boss During an Interview

Five tips and two case studies about assessing your potential boss

Setting the Record Straight on Negotiating Your Salary

Explores whether six commonly held beliefs about negotiating salaries are true

There's No Such Thing as a Perfect Job

Sometimes good is good enough. For more, read “Stop Fantasizing About the Perfect Job.” ...