I’m a professor, author, runner, doting dog mama, snarfer of Cheez-Its, and I wrote this new book to help keep you from making job-search mistakes you may not know you’re making.
Searching for a job can be hard and demoralizing work. Here’s some good news. The most important thing is within your control—a mindset that shows you know the goals of the organization you want to work for and that you’re ready and eager to contribute. This book focuses on the attitude applicants can adopt to find success, how to craft winning cover letters, ways to tailor resumes for each job, and practical tips to get past AI screening. And also, tips on building a network and learning how to write in ways that make people want to say yes to you.
I am a professor of creative writing at Eastern Washington University in Spokane and the author of six books of nonfiction, including Write Your Way In: Crafting an Unforgettable Admissions Essay. My work has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Runner’s World, Glamour, and many other publications. I live in Spokane, WA, with my hot husband Toby and Harry, whose exact mix of breeds I will tell you if you want to know.
What people are saying about the book
“All college seniors entering the job market should read this book. It contains page after page of potentially life-altering job search ideas and tips people don’t know and won’t think of on their own.”
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