Tips on seeking a magazine job

When the class went to visit Glamour at Condé Nast, Washington and Lee alumna Abbie McCoy gave us three pieces of advice when applying for jobs.

1. Your resume and cover letter should not have any spelling errors.¬† She noted that you should pay special attention to how you spell people’s titles and names.

2. You should assume that the person reading a networking email has social skills. Write as you would talk. You should not use words like “shall” in your emails. She also said that you should not refer to a person as their title, but you should use their name.

3. Make sure what you say in your intro email matches the job posting. Make sure that you are describing the job that you are applying for, not just the job you want.

— Myers McGarry

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