THE ROUND-UP – February 11th, 2019
This week we have articles on bad career advice, applying with your smartphone, overlooked career advice, no-no’s for cover letters and the worst ways to ask for a raise.
The notion of having to follow your passion is provocative in the sense that it goads us to do so, with the cost of non-compliance being that we are relegated to languish in professional discontent. But is it even possible to make a living doing the thing you most love?
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Let me guess, in high school, college and early adulthood you probably received a lot of career advice. Most of it was well-intentioned, but how much of it ended up actually being useful? If you’re anything like me, the answer is not a whole lot.
Cameron Chapman I’m gonna let you in on a little secret: I dread writing cover letters. Or at least I used to. Probably because I always felt like they were so stilted and formal and just not me. Why would anyone want to hire me when I came across as the world’s most boring person?
Asking for a raise is not easy. You don’t want to come across as greedy, or antagonize your employer. But at the same time, you’ve done your research, know what you deserve, and believe you are an asset that should be compensated accordingly. Before you talk to your boss, make sure you avoid the following traps.