In this Wall Street Mentors' Q&A, Scott Morris offers insight on the difference between skills and tasks. This Q&A is intended for first time job seekers.

Scott is the author of Polished, which is a cover letter, resume and interviewing guide written specifically for college students and other first time job seekers. You can get more of Scott's tips at www.polishedU.com..

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Another good one Chris and Scott, this will definitely help out us college students (and especially those liberal arts majors worried about how to break into finance)

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Is a Kindle version of the book in the works?

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Excellent point about giving examples to back up claims, such as "I'm a team player." I made this mistake months ago and just listed skills and attributes. My interviewer was pretty laid back and ask for specifics, but I still got dinged.


Thanks! This was great. It looks like you both are really enjoying giving out advice, which we all definitely appreciate.

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