Study: The Internet Is Causing Us To Lose Our Religion

A sad truth, but not terribly surprising. Allen Downey, a computer scientist at the Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts, thought he’d see whether religious affiliation was taking a hit from Mammon’s constant virtual dissemination. His study, published in the MIT Technology Review, might send chills down the pocket-linings of more than one tele-evangelist. For…

How To Write The Perfect Cover Letter

Cover letter writing seems to be a lost art in this day of digital job searching. Here’s some advice that can help you stand out. Serial entrepreneur James Caan says in his recent LinkedIn post that trying to get your cover letter noticed can be especially challenging, as recruiters get hundreds of applications for any given opening. He…

How To Follow Up Without Being Annoying

Some good advice for those who need to be persistent without alienating someone. Here are a few tips on how to (nicely) follow up with that hiring manager, sales lead, or VIP—and get the answer you’re looking for. Rule 1: Be Overly Polite and Humble That seems obvious enough, but a lot of people take…