Drop Vague Objective Statement From Your Resume

Drop Vague Objective Statement From Your Resume

Q.  I’m starting off the new year by updating my resume, but I hear conflicting points of view on whether to include an objective or goal statement.  What are your recommendations for resume updating and inclusion of an objective statement?   -BL A.  Whether...
Interviews: Be Prepared for 2-Way Q&As

Interviews: Be Prepared for 2-Way Q&As

Q.  I went into an interview last week well prepared to discuss my strengths and weaknesses and career goals, but I wasn’t prepared for what happened. Almost the entire time with three different people consisted of them asking me what questions I had about the...
Student-Run Agency Prepares for Big Time

Student-Run Agency Prepares for Big Time

The highlight of my week was an engaging Skype conversation Thursday afternoon with University of Oklahoma students who were attending the annual Leadership Academy for one of the best student-run agencies in the U.S., Lindsey + Asp.  Several universities have student...

Writing Samples Should Reflect Broad Experience

Q.  How far back can I go when submitting writing samples to an agency requesting them?  Some of my more creative writing was done in college at the student-run ad agency on campus, but the stuff I’m currently writing is pretty dry business-to-business focused. ...