Looking for a job? Here’s the one sentence that must be in your cover letter

In the market for a new job?  Have a perfectly polished resume that you’re sure will land you that next interview?  Don’t forget to also provide a well-written cover letter.  Starting your cover letter with this one simple sentence will increase your odds of getting an interview. With so many people out of work these days, standing out during the application process is crucial.  And … Continue reading Looking for a job? Here’s the one sentence that must be in your cover letter

Want to improve performance? Ask for advice, not feedback

Is the best way to improve performance by asking for feedback?  Or are those providing “constructive feedback” just being kind and not sharing their real opinions.  Try asking for their advice instead. When we have just completed a major task and want to improve our performance, we often ask others for feedback.  But studies show that when people provide feedback, they are very vague and … Continue reading Want to improve performance? Ask for advice, not feedback