Interview Translation: What 4 Common Questions Really Mean

Author: Sara Mccord Acing the interview isn’t just about having the perfect canned speeches. Yes, you need to show off your experience, talents, and personality—but before answering each question, you also have to figure out what the interviewer is actually asking you. Those seemingly innocuous questions, like “tell me about yourself” and “where do you see yourself … Continued Read More

How To Ask People for Things Via Email: An 8-Step Program

Author: Jocelyn K. Glei One of the golden rules of writing is: Respect the reader’s intelligence. This rule gets magnified by a factor of 10 when it comes to composing unsolicited emails. Most people who receive any significant quantity of email in a day have developed extremely refined bullshit detectors. They can identify an impersonal templated … Continued Read More

No Response After An Interview? Here’s How To Send A Follow Up Email

Author: Biron Clark So, you finished your interview, went home excited to hear back, but now what? Maybe it’s been a few days (or more) and you haven’t heard anything. I’m going to show you exactly how to send a follow up email after your interview if you’ve gotten no response, with examples and templates. One WARNING first though: Don’t … Continued Read More

How to NOT Sound Rude in an Email

Author: Wenzhu Sun At Global Cleveland, I spend a good amount of time talking to international job-seekers every day. Most of my job is done through emailing: providing consultations, explaining visa issues, and connecting them to professionals in their field through our Professional Connection Volunteer Program. Quite often, I would receive an email that seems … Continued Read More

“Help Me Find a Job!” Emails to Send to Your Network

Author: Adrian Granzella Larssen You’ve updated your resume, perfected your LinkedIn profile, and honed in on your target positions. And now, you’re ready to reach out to your network. Which, let’s be honest, can be sort of daunting. Who do you reach out to? Where do you start? And, um, isn’t it sort of awkward asking people … Continued Read More

Finally: 5 Email Templates That Make Following Up With Anyone Way Less Awkward

Author: Aja Frost I think most of us would agree the initial part of networking—meeting people—isn’t the hardest part. (And if that sentence just floored you, check out this and this on making the process much easier.) However, maintaining those connections is much more difficult. After all, if you don’t have an immediate reason to … Continued Read More

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