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How to Write a Great Cover Letter

It’s so easy to blow it from the get-go. Here’s how: Open the letter with “Dear Sir or Madam.” Isn’t that great? You just told your potential employer that you’re too lazy to look for a hiring manager’s name. How about this approach instead: Do some due diligence. Find out some names, find out or […]

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When to Use a Resume Template

The cookie-cutter approach—i.e., using free or dirt cheap resume templates from the likes of Google Docs and Microsoft Word—is handy to create an initial draft, but beware; hiring professionals can spot a cut-and-paste job a mile away. Predictably enough, professional resume writers have a slew of reasons why job seekers should avoid resume templates, and […]

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How to Become a Brand for Dirt Cheap

If you’re a free agent–such as a tech journalist who’s recently gone solo to freelance or a small business just getting its feet wet with online presence–you may well be baffled by the endless means of representing yourself online. Lord knows I was. What I’ve found since launching the make-me-a-brand quest -lo- these 48 hours […]

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Tech Journalist At Your Service

Welcome to my new blog! After 12.5 years at eWEEK, I’m now free to help out with your tech writing needs. If you need a top-notch writer and editor who thoroughly understands the industry, from security to open source to virtualization to the meaning of deadlines, I’d be happy to chat. I’m available for freelance […]

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