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The Money Letter That Every Parent Should Write - The New York Times
By RON LIEBER JUNE 17, 2016

"....consider the old-fashioned letter. It’s long enough to tell some tales to bolster your advice, and if it’s written with enough soul, there’s a good chance the recipient will keep it for a long time. Plus, it’s a literal conversation piece, since the good letters will inspire more curiosity about how the writers oversee their own financial affairs....A good letter, according to Ms. Palmer, should include at least one story about a large financial challenge and another one about a big money triumph. Then, include a list of crucial habits and the tangible things they have helped the family achieve.

HEED YOUR IGNORANCE Quite often, the best stories and takeaways come from the biggest mistakes.
BEWARE OF GENIUS: Don’t trust the person who claims to be omniscient either.
STICK TO YOUR SELLING PLANS We can be blinded by flattery from the seats of power,” “Be aware of this in your business lives.” Selling something that is still valuable is the hardest part of any trade, he added. So if you can’t name three good reasons to continue owning something, then it’s time to sell.
BUDGETS ARE ABOUT VALUES. What you spend says a lot about what you stand for, and if you don’t like what your own notebook says about you, try to make it look different next month.
personal_finance  parenting  Communicating_&_Connecting  writing  investing  investors  mentoring  values  budgets  advice  self-discipline  lessons_learned  wisdom  habits  financial_planning  ownership  ignorance  origin_story  takeaways  family  storytelling  financial_challenges  family_office  generational_wealth  soul-enriching  coverletters  unsentimental 
june 2016 by jerryking
How to Get a Job at Google, Part 2 - NYTimes.com
APRIL 19, 2014 | NYT| Thomas L. Friedman.

(1) “The first and most important thing is to be explicit and willful in making the decisions about what you want to get out of this investment in your education.”
(2) make sure that you’re getting out of it not only a broadening of your knowledge but skills that will be valued in today’s workplace. Your college degree is not a proxy anymore for having the skills or traits to do any job.

What are those traits? One is grit, he said. Shuffling through résumés of some of Google’s 100 hires that week, Bock explained: “I was on campus speaking to a student who was a computer science and math double major, who was thinking of shifting to an economics major because the computer science courses were too difficult. I told that student they are much better off being a B student in computer science than an A+ student in English because it signals a rigor in your thinking and a more challenging course load. That student will be one of our interns this summer.”

“What you want to do is say: ‘Here’s the attribute I’m going to demonstrate; here’s the story demonstrating it; here’s how that story demonstrated that attribute.’ ” And here is how it can create value. (Apply this also to cover letters).
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april 2014 by jerryking
How to Write a Coverletter--How it differs from a Resumé
Brian, I am fine with OK-ing the use of my name here. We have different writing styles, which is to be expected. However, it seems that we have radically different thoughts on the role of a cover l...
JCK  coverletters  first90days  résumés  Managing_Your_Career  feedback  templates 
december 2013 by jerryking
Getting Down To Business: The Statement Of Work
Here’s what you’ll need to include in any SOW:

The project name.
The expected time period for completion.
Project milestones.
The precise deliverables at each stage of the project.
What is required from the client at each stage of the project.
A clear definition of the quality and standards for the project.
management_consulting  JCK  tools  coverletters 
february 2012 by jerryking
3 Types of Cover Letters You Must Master - Inbox - 'Yahoo! Mail'
March 17, 2010 | GetInterviews.com | By Alesia Benedict. 1 –
General Cover Letter. A letter written to support the resume and has
the broadest use in job search. When contacting a company “cold”, a
general cover letter introduces you and highlight some of the key points
brought into the resume.
2 – Targeted Cover Letter. When answering a specific job advertisement
or responding to an opening for which you have details,
3 – Recruiter Cover Letter. A cover letter to a recruiter will contain
some information that normally is not included in the two other types of
cover letters. First, the target salary range should be given to the
recruiter including base salary and benefits. The one issue for which a
recruiter will aggressively advocate on your behalf with an employer is
salary because it benefits the recruiter to attain as high a salary as
possible. It is to your advantage to work with the recruiter and be open
about your salary requirements from the start.
job_search  coverletters  Managing_Your_Career 
march 2010 by jerryking
Premier's Awards for Teaching Excellence
How To Write a Compelling Nomination Letter.
1. Don't just say your nominee is outstanding – prove it! Use
examples and stories to illustrate how your nominee meets the award
criteria.
2. Focus on the big picture. The selection panel is looking for
nominees who meet all of the award criteria. Tell them how your
candidate excels in many ways.
3. Give different perspectives. Don't tell the same story three
times! The nominator letter and the two supporter letters should provide
examples from a range of views and perspectives. They cannot be written
by family members of the nominee(s). For example, a principal might
write a letter about outstanding academic performance. Then a student
might talk about the impact the nominee had on his life. While a parent
could profile how the nominee links the school with the community.
teaching  nominations  recommendations  coverletters  the_big_picture 
march 2010 by jerryking
How to Write a Good Cover Letter for Your Résumé - WSJ.com
MARCH 9, 2010 | wall Street Journal | By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN
Standout Letters to Cover Your Bases
Sarah_E._Needleman  coverletters 
march 2010 by jerryking
How to Ask a (Near) Stranger for a Favor
Monday August 31, 2009 | HarvardBusiness.org | David Silverman

Respect instead of disrespect. Remind me of where we met. Pay a compliment of possible that show recipient that if they grant me the favour,

However, you don’t go that extra step of saying what you remember from the class. And since you were supposed to have read my book, and you clearly Googled my career, it should not have been too hard to come up with something nice to say.

The point isn’t just paying me a compliment, but also showing me that if I connect you with John Doe, you’ll do your research and say something that will make your cold call more pleasant than aggressive.

Remember that you know nothing of my relationship to John Doe.

Tell me what’s in it for me — and Sandy.

Don’t assume I know what you’re talking about.

Give me something to cut and paste.

Don’t Use Txt-Speak.
Communicating_&_Connecting  networking  writing  howto  coverletters  strangers  cold_calling  compliment 
september 2009 by jerryking
How to Get a Job - Careers Articles
Mar 30th 2009 |Fortune Magazine | By Jia Lynn Yang,
writer-reporter

It's brutal out there. But the people getting hired aren't necessarily
the most connected -- they're the most creative. From food diarists to
Twitter stalkers to candidates tapping the "hidden" job market, here's
what's working now.
job_search  career  Managing_Your_Career  Trends  résumés  howto  creativity  hustle  coverletters  hidden  latent 
april 2009 by jerryking

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