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Zoe Kaplan

Senior Writer

Zoe Kaplan is a senior writer at Forage. Prior to Forage, she was a writer, editor, and community coordinator for Fairygodboss, the largest career community for women. Zoe earned a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University.

Her work has been featured in career sites The Ladders, Ivy Exec, The Female Quotient, Hive, and more.

Favorite Career Advice

There's no one perfect way to write a resume or cover letter. Stress less about the formatting, and focus more on showing the company how your skills and experience will be valuable to them.

Experience Highlights

  • 4+ years experience writing about career advice and workplace trends
  • 3+ years experience providing advice, support, and empowerment in online career communities, including Fairygodboss, the largest career community for women

Latest Articles

What Is a Full-Stack Engineer?

Full-stack engineers are the renaissance people of software engineering. They do it all, from working with clients to understand their vision of software, to developing on the back end, to testing and releasing the software. So if you’re interested in being a software engineer who works on a broad spectrum of tasks and types of …

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How Can You Tell if an Employer Values Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace?

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace can feel like a buzz phrase, but in practice, it’s a way to make all employees feel supported and empowered to succeed at work. Some companies do the bare minimum and post pledges on their websites, while others do the real, challenging work and advocate for resources, programs, and …

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Guide to the Software Engineer Career Path

The software engineer career path involves technical skills, constant learning, and collaboration. If you’re interested in a career in software engineering, here’s a breakdown of the career trajectory, what you’ll need to become a successful software engineer, salary expectations, and job outlook. Software Engineer Career Path The career path for software engineers moves from “individual …

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Types of Software Engineers (and How to Know Which One’s Right for You)

Software engineering is a great career path for those with programming skills who want to work on applications people use in their everyday lives. Yet software engineering requires many different kinds of work, from designing what users see to ensuring the software is secure. As a result, there are numerous types of software engineers. So …

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Updating Your Profile on LinkedIn: 13 Skills You Should Add (and 3 Types You Shouldn’t)

Creating a LinkedIn profile can feel stressful enough — how much experience do you add? Do you write descriptions of what you did? Who do you connect with? Should you start making inspirational posts with emojis for emphasis? Yet LinkedIn can be an invaluable tool, not only for finding jobs, but also for being found. …

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