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The Business Handshake

The Professional Muslim Girl series was inspired by our Editor-in-Chief’s request for an article addressing the business handshake, and how to deal with it if you are discomfited by the idea of shaking hands with your male boss or coworkers. I was excited about the article from the get-go; the problem of getting out of…

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The Interview

THE INTERVIEW The interview is the final hurdle standing in between you and your job. Whether it is in-person, over the phone, or via video chat, the interview may be the first time you are speaking directly to a person who decides whether or not to employ you. Interviews are often the toughest parts of…

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What If I Can’t Find a Job?

THE JOB SEARCH You’ve got your resume, and you know how to write a cover letter. What’s next, you ask? Well, the simple answer would be: mail out your documents and hope for an interview. However, finding a job can often be the biggest obstacle on the path to employment. What do you do if…

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Writing the Cover Letter

THE COVER LETTER A pristine cover letter is the second step to impressing a prospective employer. Well, technically, it’s the first; while the cover letter serves to introduce you and your resume to a recruiting agent, it should never be written before your resume is ready to go. Your cover letter may give employers a…

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Polishing Your Resume

As the new year unfolds, many of us are hitting the job market, enthusiastically (and not-so-enthusiastically) on the lookout for a first job, a career switch, or a fresh start. This series is intended to help you, as a Muslim woman, prepare for every step and stone on the path to a job or internship….