Quintessential Careers Honors — Page 3
|Reviewed in Volume II, No. 5, July 15, 1997 issue of CAREERXROADS Current Update
THE QUINTESSENTIAL CAREER AND JOB HUNTING RESOURCE
Here is one of the most interesting new career management sites on the web. Quintessential’s main focus is on helping the new college graduate find employment. The site’s helpful tools and advice range from cover letters to jobs-related links. They are simply organized and easy to scan. Test your marketability here to see if you are as prepared for the job market as you think. While Dr. Hansen is the author of “Dynamic Cover Letters”, his site is clearly not simply a device to market the tome. Instead, he gives added value and presents in an interesting, helpful way.
| Reviewed in the September 29, 1997 edition of the Internet Business Network’s 1st Steps in the Hunt.
Formulaic Prose — the Dynamic Cover Letter approach to cover letters.
The first is your opening and you’ve got only a few seconds to grab your reader’s attention by highlighting your amazing strengths.
The second paragraph is often used to describe why you’re qualified, in general, or for the particular job you’re applying for.
In the third paragraph, she suggests you explain what you can offer to the company. This is where you show that you’re not an ignoramus and have studied up on the company from whom you’re seeking employment.
Your last paragraph is your final chance. Take initiative. Ask for an interview and say you’ll call for an appointment. Then, surprise the employer by actually following through on what you said you were going to do and call.
While we are not particularly enamored of formulaic writing, there are certain standards in cover letters. Many companies receive hundreds of applicants for a single job ad. Clearly they will not spend hours pouring over your carefully written letter. They’ll skim it. If you hit the right words and the right tone, you’ve got a shot. If you do so immediately, in your first paragraph, you’re shot’s even better.
|Westchester Library System Office of Electronic Resources: OER Web Site Picks of the Week : June 2 – June 6, 1997
This site was developed by Dr. Randall Hansen of the Department of Marketing of Stetson University and is primarily intended to assist new college graduates find employment. There are links to a marketability test to see how ready the job hunter is for the job market, cover letter and resume help, interviewing skills, links specifically designed to help teenagers and college students find work, as well as other job-related links.
|Argus Clearinghouse Guide: Selected as a topical guide to career and job-hunting resources on the Web. The Argus Clearinghouse provides a central access point for value-added topical guides which identify, describe, and evaluate Internet-based information resources.
Received a rating of 4 out of 5.
|The Geek Guide To The Web contains hand-selected Internet resources for the computer consultant. The Quintessential Guide is described as: Primarily designed to help college grads find their first job, the site contains a number of resources that will be of value to anyone in the job market.|
|WebFlier: Your web site has been chosen by our staff as useful, fun, exciting, looks great, or is just plain good to know about. As a result, we have chosen to put a link to your site from ours. We have also AWARDED you the WINGS award! Thank you for developing this page for all of the world to see. It is what excites me most about the web, and we hope that we can bring more visitors to you.|
|In being named to the HOTlist in the May 27, 1997, issue of WEBster, this site is reviewed as follows. Okay, you’ve already framed that diploma, but how do you beat the competition for the best jobs? A good place to start is the Quintessential Career and Job-Hunting Resources Guide. The site was developed by Dr. Randall Hansen of the Department of Marketing of Stetson University, and it’s a “must see” for anyone in the market for a new job. So what can you find at this site? How about a step-by-step guide to the best job-hunting resources available on the Web? Or a marketability test to see how prepared you are for the job market. Do you need help in writing that crucial cover letter or resume? You’ll find the help you need at this site. And what about your interviewing skills? Are they up to par? This site will help make sure they are. The site also contains some key resources for teenagers who are looking for a job as well as resources for college students and grads. If you want information and links for general job hunting, or places where you can post your resume and do job searches, this is where you need to be. And if all of this isn’t enough, their job-related links are extensive, to say the least. So if it’s career or job-related resources you’re after, this Web site is your one-stop place for everything.|