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Simon Says: “Follow Job Posting Instructions”

This is the final part of a five-part blog series on tailoring your cover letter and resume to any position so you will get noticed. A fictional position is used throughout the series to help you apply these tips. This part is dedicated to following application instructions. If you haven’t already, start the process off right with […]

Cover Letter Mad Libs: Making Job Applications Fun!

This is part four of a five-part blog series on tailoring your cover letter and resume to any position so you will get noticed. A fictional position is used throughout the series to help you apply these tips. This part is dedicated to tailoring your cover letter. Start the tailoring process right with part one of […]

The Perfect Fit: Proving You’re a Match for the Job!

This is part one of five in a blog series that will help you effectively tailor your cover letter and resume to any position to help you stand out and get interviews. We’ll share specific techniques that are proven to work. A fictional position will be used throughout the series to help you apply these tips. By Bock […]

18 Quick Tips to Get You a Job!

By Bock Szymkowicz, Career Development Specialist Record a Professional Voicemail Greeting Make Sure Your Voicemail Box Is Set up (directions for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, SafeLink) and Empty Set up a Professional Email Account Create a Professional Email Signature Create a LinkedIn Account Study Your Transferrable Skills Research the Job You Want Network, Network, Network!  Prepare a Job Search Method  […]

The Sky(pe)’s the Limit

By Bock Szymkowicz, Career Development Specialist Another student heads out the door of the Byte Back IT Academy, having met with our job developer, Abdullah Alnassar. In one-hour sessions Abdullah assists with resume tailoring, interview preparation, and career guidance for Byte Back certification students. There’s just one catch – Abdullah is 6,700 miles away. Even […]

How to Apply for a DC Government Job

By Bock Szymkowicz, Career Development Specialist NOTE: These tips are for applying for positions in the DC government, not the federal government. Recently I had the pleasure of attending the District of Columbia Government workshop – “How to Apply for a DC Government Job” – at the Office of Latino Affairs, and I’m ready to share […]

You’re More Qualified Than You Think!

By Bock Szymkowicz, Career Development Specialist When searching for a new career, many people assume they are a completely blank slate in terms of relevant skills. While there are some skills you probably need to learn for a new career, you probably already have a multitude of experience that makes you a strong candidate. These tips will help you […]