Author: Mary-Kate Grohoski



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Monday Motivation | Give Yourself a Break!

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week It is a truth universally acknowledged that looking for a job is a job itself. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work your job hunt is giving you, make sure to include little breaks and self-care time into the process—just like the…

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Monday Motivation | Don’t Go Radio Silent!

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week Relationships need maintenance, and that is also true for the connections you make on LinkedIn. Save some time in your job search to interact with professionals in your network and make sure they don’t forget about you. Scroll down to like and comment on…

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Monday Motivation | Don’t Over-Filter

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week Instead of narrowing down your search by specific industries/sectors using the Filter Results tool on NYFA Classifieds, try selecting all of the industries and only un-selecting those you know you do not wish to work in. This could open you up to relevant and…

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Monday Motivation | Keep Them Reading!

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week First impressions are important when writing a cover letter, so do not underestimate the power of a good opening line. Make it memorable, creative, and related to the tone of the organization you’re applying to and role you’re applying for. Grab the hiring manager’s…

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Monday Motivation | Write a Memorable Cover Letter

Kick off your week with Monday Motivation! Tip of the week For many positions in the creative sector, a cover letter doesn’t need to be dry in order to be professional. Write a thoughtful cover letter that is specific to the position to which you are applying, and try to include a well-placed interesting detail…