Do cover letters still have a place in the digital age?
In my article on Interview Dos and Don’ts one of the “dos” I had mentioned was to research the company. As a follow-up, I want to point out that this is not an arduous task and that you can do efficient research on a company in a lot less time than you think.
One of the biggest misconceptions about career management is that there is someone out there who will outline the steps we need to take to become a success. The fact of the matter is that when it comes to your career, you’re in the driver’s seat. It’s up to you to actively manage your career and propel yourself forward.
Throughout my career, I’ve interviewed thousands of people for a wide variety of positions and at different levels, from Intern to Director. I have seen some people hit a home run and seen some people strike out.
Back in 2008 when I was still working at the agency, we were all buzzing with excitement about this new platform, LinkedIn. We regarded it as “the professional Facebook” since the all-encompassing term “social media” was not yet common. At the time, we all recognized the awesome power LinkedIn could have with respect to finding candidates and growing
So you have a telephone interview. How important is it?
Let me ask you something: if a headhunter from your dream company called you tomorrow, would you be ready to take the next step?