How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile… and 18 Mistakes to Avoid. Now available in Kindle format through Amazon.com!Details
About a year ago, I decided it was time to create a customer service survey. So I went on line, found a surveying program and created some questions. I even went so far as to show it to my business coach, Susan Thomson, to get her feedback. She made some suggestions which I incorporated. Then…Details
Certain words or phrases appear in almost every MBA application essay. I’ve explained below why you don’t want to use 4 of these too-common words/phrases and what some alternatives might be. If you want to make your application stand out, do some editing and make sure to avoid these words completely. You might be surprised…Details
” Resume Oblivion” has been a hot topic in the news. Unfortunately the advice provided by these news sources, including The Wall Street Journal and NPR, is 1) rudimentary, 2) a no-brainer and 3) limited in its value.Details
Did you ever dump a college from your list because of the type (or number) of essays? If so you’re not alone. Find out why some students are weeding out schools based on their wacky essay requirements.Details
Many people are flummoxed when it comes to choosing a LinkedIn profile headline. What keywords should they include? How do you get that up and down symbol ( | )? (Hit shift and the backslash key.) Is it more important to have keywords or a Tagline / Unique Selling Proposition (USP)?
This article will mainly address the last question: Keywords or USP? The answer to the question depends on your main goal with your LinkedIn profile.
Test scores and grades are important, but admissions to business school is about more than getting good numbers. To compete successfully with a large group of high quality applicants, put in the work to assure that your essays are outstanding. After over fourteen years helping applicants with thousands of MBA application essays as an MBA…Details
How are you doing on your 2011 New Year’s Resolutions? The Essay Expert takes an honest look at how she did on keeping her resolutions last year… and promises a new set of accomplishments for 2012.Details
Are you “trying” to keep your New Year’s Resolutions? Are you succeeding? This article explores the implications of “trying” to do anything, and suggests that you might want to look closely at the language you’re using to make promises.Details
In December 2010 I posted the Top 10 Grammar and Spelling Errors from 2010 and got a record number of hits on my blog and “likes” on facebook. In the past year as The Essay Expert, I’ve collected a new batch of errors. I didn’t want to repeat myself so here’s a list with no overlap from last year. Rest assured the errors from last year are still being made!Details