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wordsmithtress

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Jema Patterson

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http://wordsmithtress.com

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Wordsmithress loves to help improve writing. As a hiring associate for five different organizations, she's seen hundreds of the good, the bad, the ugly, and the best résumés and cover letters.

Recent Forum Topics & Comments (7)
Forum Discussion Posted
General > Job Interviews

Phone Interview- What to do next

Since you've already emailed, give her a chance to respond before you call. Otherwise you can call on Friday before the end of the work day.

If it's a new position, it ...

14 months ago
General > Resume Tips

Should I put that I have a British Accent under skills?

Hi Rosie,

That's a cute idea, but could too easily be taken the wrong way.

If you want your resume to stand out more, consider looking at the formatting. Even if you ...

14 months ago
General > Job Interviews

Phone Interview- What to do next

Yes, you should absolutely follow up! Given that your interview lasted an hour, it sounds like you're in a skilled field. If so, hiring generally happens slowly, especially when ...

14 months ago
General > Resume Tips

project manager / coordinator cover letter assistance

Hi Joe,

Hope this isn't too much tough love, but your cover letter is so general that it will be seen by those reading it as a time-waster. All the "boring techy ...

14 months ago
General > Resume Tips

Should I include this in my Resume/Cover Letter?

It's not desperate at all! If you have the skills and knowledge, you're one step closer to being able to slide seamlessly into the position.

Using their language about the ...

14 months ago
General > Resume Tips

Has anyone paid to have a resume written for them?

I agree that it's best not to pay for something you can get for free. Writing your own resume actually helps you "study" for your interview. There are lots of online ...

14 months ago
General > Resume Tips

Resume help!!

Definitely list each position as a separate heading to highlight the depth and variety of your experience.

Six departments isn't too many to list.

I suggest you ...

14 months ago