Soft Skills

For us graduating with non-quantitative degrees, we need to use our “soft skills” to our advantage. What is a soft skill? Non-technical skills are, for example, getting work done on time, collaborating with groups, making presentations, mentoring/leading others, and persuading others. Softs skills are key to the success of a business so when interviewing, writing a cover letter, mention them! 

For more on them:

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130606001400-15454-the-hard-problem-of-assessing-soft-skills-part-2?trk=cha-feed-art-title

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130602160121-15454-are-soft-skills-more-important-than-hard-skills?trk=cha-feed-art-title

Back Again: Cover Letters

As I was writing a new cover letter recently, I found some great resources that were extremely helpful: 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2011/03/24/how-to-write-a-cover-letter/

http://www.thegrindstone.com/2013/02/15/career-management/cover-letters-top-10-tips-to-writing-a-successful-one/

http://www.levoleague.com/articles/careerexpert/4-details-hiring-managers-really-look-for-your-cover-letter

http://www.levoleague.com/articles/careerexpert/how-to-customize-a-resume