Literature majors love stories, right? We understand them, too: conflict, foreshadowing, catharsis, resolution... One strategy to writing a winning cover letter and resume is to think of these documents as a specialized form of story.
But what exactly does that mean? Of course it doesn't mean that you can march into an interview and proclaim "My mom told me when I was little that I was going to be great some day..." and then launch into a monologue about when the training wheels came off your bicycle.
So I've linked today to a collection of resources on storytelling and careers--connecting story and strategies for resumes, cover letters, personal branding, interviewing, and even the kinds of stories you tell yourself.
Attitudes and strategies (220) Upcoming events (152) Networking (80) Still in college (80) Social Media (68) Other (65) Resources (59) Resumes (57) Your skills in the job market (54) Internship (42) Hunting for jobs (41) Interviewing (41) Job leads (38) Money management (23) Resumes & Cover Letters (22) Grad school (15) Geek tips (11)