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  Connect the dots with your cover letter
by Hallie Crawford - Oct, 2011
In my career coaching practice I consistently hear from clients that they hate writing cover letters. They don’t understand what to include, they are annoyed they have to write one, and they don’t see the point. In our work together, I help them see how the cover letter is really their friend, and how they can use it to their advantage. There is one key reason why: A cover letter is how you connect the dots for the employer...
 
  How to Use a Reference Letter in a Job Search
by Marcia Robinson - Oct, 2011
Knowing how to use a reference letter in a job search is good strategy. A reference letter could be the thing that sets you apart from the other applicants. Job seekers who want a competitive advantage should definitely consider using a reference letter or two in the job search. Although recruiters have their own biases when reading a reference letter in the job search, most agree that using a reference letter the wrong wa...
 
  Should you ditch the cover letter?
by Hallie Crawford - Jul, 2011
In this day and age with technology and instant communication at our finger tips, people pay less attention to details and the little things that create a final product. This is especially true in the current job market. People begin to skip steps and slack off on things such as resumes. I recently read this article from FOX Business news, "How to Write the Perfect Cover Letter." First impressions are critical, especially d...
 
  Executive Job Hunting? You'll Need More Than a Resume
by Laura Smith-Proulx - May, 2011
If you’re an executive planning your next career move, it might surprise you to learn that you’ll be judged by more than just your resume during your job search. In other words, a full resume is not necessarily the best fit for each interviewer or contact. Surprised? You’ll find that recruiters, company owners, Boards of Directors, and other hiring decision-makers often look at your experience through a series of interviews...
 
  Eight Cover Letter Don'ts
by Caitlin McNally - May, 2011
Many companies will not even look at your resume if you don't include a cover letter. Writing a cover letter will show the company that you really want the position and will allow you to show why you are a good fit for the job. Here are eight cover letter "faux pas" that you will want to avoid when composing a cover letter. 1.) Don’t address the wrong person or company in your cover letter. This will likely disqualify you f...
 
  3 Simple Ways to Make Your Resume and Cover Letter Work Together
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Apr, 2011
When writing a resume, your job is not just to write an amazing document but also create an amazing component known as the cover letter. Sometimes job seekers forget that these two documents work together, especially if they’ve written a resume, and are then told at the last minute they need a cover letter. Because the two are intertwined it’s a good idea to make sure that they are indeed working well together. Here are s...
 
  How to Show Vocational Training in a Resume and Cover Letter
by Marcia Robinson - Apr, 2011
The National Center for Educational Statistics is projecting a 30% overall increase in the number of associate degrees granted between 2007-2008 and 2019 - 2020. Many of these graduates will be students enrolled in vocational training programs. These vocational training graduates, often possess job skills in demand by employers and will have greater success in the job search if they know how to show vocational training in a re...
 
  5 Ways to Improve Your Cover Letter Introduction
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Apr, 2011
Creating a proper introduction is perhaps the most important part of writing a cover letter because it introduces hiring managers to you and helps them decide whether they want to know more about you. There are often a lot of mistakes made when writing cover letter introductions. To help you avoid them, let’s look at what some are and how you can make the changes necessary to improve your cover letter. Avoid Starting with “...
 
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  GetHired!™ Samples & Templates Center
by GetHired!™ - Apr, 2011
Writing resumes and cover letters is hard, so why start from scratch? Use our samples and templates for ideas on formatting and language to make your resume stand out in the stack! RESUME STYLES Traditional Resume Sample...
 
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