Transformative resume building and interview coaching for college seniors

Confidence

CONFIDENCE Helen Koster It seems quite automatic to judge our value in comparison to what others have accomplished. It’s hard to sidestep that impulse because, in fact, we live in a culture known for its competitiveness. Our confidence can sometimes erode because of...

Asking Questions for More Meaningful Resumes

ASKING QUESTIONS FOR MORE MEANINGFUL RESUMES Helen Koster In Warren Berger’s book “A More Beautiful Question” he makes an excellent case that the most successful people tend to be natural questioners. Also, a friend of mine who teaches entrepreneurship at the...

Telling Your Story

TELLING YOUR STORY Helen Koster Information abounds for the soon-to-be college graduate who is ready to enter the job market. Much of this information is on the internet and substantively is usually a couple of sentences.   This so-called expert advice often ends up...

Take Advantage of the Cover Letter

Take Advantage of the Cover Letter Helen Koster Take advantage of a cover letter. It’s a sales opportunity that goes beyond the contents of your resume. Treat the opening as the place you can demonstrate initiative and show that you are an interesting person. The fit...

Whoever You Think You Are, You Are Always More

Whoever You Think You Are, You Are Always More Helen Koster This month it’s my pleasure to write about a young man who decided to update his resume a year and half out of college and already in the job market. Bill has a degree in engineering and works as an assistant...

Where was I Inspired to Act?

Where was I Inspired to Act? Helen Koster Going through the process of developing a thoughtful resume is very important because it is where you begin to bridge the gap between the two very different worlds of education and work. The educational system is metered out...