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Top 150 employers in DC as rated by employees

  • by Lindsay Guthrie
  • | Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

While we provide career strategy consulting to clients all over the globe, we are still a DC based business at heart. . .and with that we are always eager to see the Washington Post’s top 150 employers rated by employees each here.  You can view the list here for 2015.  There weren’t any major shockers this year – CapitalOne came out on top for large employers followed by Keller Wiliams and 2U. We have placed tons of clients at CapitalOne over the years and 2U has been gaining popularity among our MBA students recently.  Beyond that, it’s worth sorting by .... Read More

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Do I need to write a cover letter?

  • by Lindsay Guthrie
  • | Monday, June 22nd, 2015

One of the top five most common questions I receive:  It says cover letter optional, do I need to write a cover letter?

Yes, yes, and well yes.  Will cover letters still exist in 10 years?  I don’t know, but they do still exist now.  When I was a hiring manager in consulting, I generally used cover letters for three things:

1) it let me gauge how truly interested the applicant was in the role – did they tailor it to my position?

2) tie breaker, I like two resumes a lot, but can only bring in one person

3) .... Read More