Posts by The Daily Muse

Scheduling a Job Interview? This Is the Best Day to Do It

Research shows that the day—down to the hour—you interview impacts your chances of scoring a gig. Here’s the science behind it. More

21 Favors You Can Ask Career Contacts—Without Burning Bridges

To truly build a lasting, respected relationship, avoid asks like “can you help get me a job?”—and pose these queries instead. More

Does Your Resume Runneth Over? 6 Tips for Trimming

From creating multi-use lines to tweaking the margins, these hacks can help you craft a cleaner, leaner doc. More

3 Ways You Could Be Annoying Networking Contacts

These major mistakes—like making your asks too general—could be ruining your relationships. The better approach to take. More

Applying for a ‘Step Up’ Job? 4 Ways to Tell if You’re Really Ready

If you’re interested in a gig that’s a big jump from your current role, use this guide to see if applying is worth your time. More

Job Hunting? 4 Signs You May Be Coming Off as Too Aggressive

Confidence is great. But if you’re making these brash moves—like mass-requesting LinkedIn connections—it’s time to tone it down. More

5 Thank You Note Mistakes That Could Cost You the Job

From sending a generic letter to acting too chummy, these faux pas could torpedo your candidacy. More

C.V. Clinic: 3 Ways to Highlight Personal Wins on a Resume

Taught English in Japan? Ran a marathon? Let the hiring manager know with these smart strategies for flaunting unique feats. More

7 Ways to Nail a Final-Round Job Interview

So you’ve made it this far. Now it’s time to seal the deal with these power moves—like addressing your weaknesses. More

5 Things Recruiters Want You to Know About Resumes

Hiring managers abide by some key rules when it comes to CVs—like the fact that if it’s hard to skim, it likely won’t be read. More