2011 has been an amazing year at The Daily Muse. We’ve loved meeting and connecting with the smartest women (and men) around the world, hearing your feedback, and, of course, bringing you great advice for work and life.
So, to close out the year, we’re bringing you a round-up of the most-read articles to date. (Turns out, you like job search stuff! Well, you’re in for a treat in January.) Here’s a recap of what you loved the most.
A good resume is more than a list of experiences. Our expert took her red pen to a mediocre resume and turned it into something stellar. Check out what she changed and why, then use her tips to craft your own killer resume.
The SCAR Project is a shockingly raw, yet strikingly beautiful, photo series that shows a side of breast cancer we’re not used to seeing: the reality. In a heartfelt interview, the man behind the camera explains what we can learn from the women in his project.
Scoring an offer means you’ve made it through the toughest part of the job hunt. Congrats! But now comes an important decision: whether or not to accept. Here are important factors to keep in mind when you’re making that oh-so-important decision.
What does a 21st century resume look like? Now we’re not going to tell you to scrap that traditional 8 ½ x 11-inch page, but there’s a whole lot more you can do with your resume in the digital age. Check out these ideas.
Think you’re a rock star at using really impactful words around your area of expertise? Think again. Read this article for a sobering reminder of what business jargon you may not even realize you are using, and why you need to stop.
Before you add another bullet point to your resume, consider this: Crafting the perfect document isn’t always about what you add in—the best changes may lie in what you take out. Here are the words you should banish from your resume for good.
Many networking newbies have tendencies that inhibit building real relationships with their new contacts. The good news: it’s not that hard to fix. Here’s what you might not even realize you’re doing wrong—and what to do about it.
Don’t worry: she’s not advocating anything inappropriate. We’re kicking off the “Lessons to My Younger Self” series with the indomitable Arianna Huffington telling her younger self—and us—to get enough sleep.
You won’t know everything about a company until you actually work there, but the interview can give you clues about an organization’s true colors—and tip you off if you should be running the other way. Here’s what to look out for at your next interview.
When the stars of MTV Hired compete for their dream jobs, they enlist the help of recruiter and career coach Ryan Kahn. Fortunately, we were able to score his advice—without having to appear in front of millions. Read on for his tips on nailing your job search.
You’ve completed the coursework, amassed a crazy amount of knowledge, and earned your diploma. But are you really ready for the real world? Here’s a crash course in the skills that professors can’t teach you—and how to learn them before your first day of work.
What did you love that’s not on the list? What were your favorite articles this year?