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Cover Letter Help: Add Accomplishments to Entice the Reader

Careers Done Write

Gordon was struggling with his cover letter. He did an adequate job of communicating the job to which he was applying as well as listing the type of work he has done. Additionally, there is a big gap in Gordon’s cover letter. He has not provided any examples of accomplishments to demonstrate his qualifications for the position. I recommend that Gordon insert a middle paragraph. Cover Letter Help: A Call to Action.

11 Tips For Creating Compelling Cover Letters

Career Realism

11 Tips For Creating Compelling Cover Letters. So, we’re agreed that it’s worth your time to write a cover letter to accompany your resume (see Why Cover Letters Count ). Now you’re facing the daunting task of making your cover letter worth reading.

Resume & Cover Letter Tips for Articulating Your Awesomeness

Workology

During a recent Twitter chat about resumes and online job applications, the moderator tweeted a question to me, “ Can u immediately spot a professionally written resume?” How to Get Feedback and Insights from Experts Regarding Your Resume and Cover Letter.

Q&A With Top Cover Letter Expert

Jobacle

Jobacle recently caught up with Louise Kursmark, co-author of the recently released book 15-Minute Cover Letter , Second Edition. Jobacle: If you had to assign a % to the importance of a good cover letter, what would it be? Avoid sending a letter “To whom it may concern.”

11 Tips For Creating Compelling Cover Letters

Career Realism

So, we’re agreed that it’s worth your time to write a cover letter to accompany your resume (see Why Cover Letters Count ). Now you’re facing the daunting task of making your cover letter worth reading. Related: 3 Easy Steps To A Quick Cover Letter Makeover.

Boost Your Resume With A Great Cover Letter

Career Realism

Picture this: Someone hands you a resume without saying anything, and a few seconds later, someone else hands you a resume, saying, “This person seems like just what we’re looking for and he is really interested in the job!” Related: 3 Tips For Writing A Successful Cover Letter.

3 Tips For Writing A Successful Cover Letter

Career Realism

Job seekers without a flair for writing and storytelling may find it painfully difficult to put together an impressive cover letter. The most common way they start their cover letter is with words like, “I’m very pleased to submit my application.”

How to Make Your Cover Letter a Perfect Fit for Any Opening

Jennifer Anthony

Let’s face it, a blanket cover letter just isn’t going to cut it these days. Here are a few simple steps to customizing your cover letters. And if you don’t think you SHOULD customize your cover letter for each application you submit, then we have bigger problems than I thought…). The point of your job search is to stand out from the crowd-not get lost in the midst of it. Filed under: cover letters.

The Power of Qualified References in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

You’ve gone through a round or two of job interviews with a target employer, and you’ve done extremely well. Select 8-10 people (or more) from your list above with whom you’ve worked for a good amount of time, and you know will give you a strong recommendation.

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How To Write A Cover Letter That Will Get You Hired

Career Realism

A great cover letter is worth the time and effort it takes to write it. Employers do read cover letters, and they do accept or reject candidates based on what they see. Related: How To Write A Cover Letter That Will Get You Hired. That’s an accomplishment.

How to Get the Best LinkedIn Recommendations

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist?

Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Planning

Career Alley

There are some basic tips you can follow to target your job search that will minimize the time spent and maximize the results. How you spend your time during your job search is critical. You should also evaluate time spent on job search tasks versus results.

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The Art of the Job Search

Workology

The job search is a process. The planning and strategy involved with your job search should begin no less than six months prior to when your job search begins. For your job search to be effective, one must start at the beginning.

5 Things Executive Recruiters Want: Executive Job Search Best Practices

Executive Career Brand

According to a recent survey by ExecuNet , a private membership organization supporting senior-level executive job seekers with job opportunities, resources and job search help, top recruiters identified several clearcut do’s and don’ts: 1. Executive resumes need cover letters. 70% of recruiters said they pass over a resume sent without a cover letter. Nearly half recommended giving a salary range.

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How to Use LinkedIn Wisely During Job Search

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Use LinkedIn Wisely During Job Search appeared first on Ms. There’s no magic word to include in your cover letter and no secret phrase to put in your resume that will guarantee an interview at your dream employer. Include Recommendations and Endorsements.

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How To Make Your Cover Letter A Perfect Fit For Any Job Opening

Career Realism

Let’s face it, a blanket cover letter just isn’t going to cut it these days. Here are a few simple steps to customizing your cover letters. The point of your job search is to stand out from the crowd—not get lost in the midst of it. career Cover Letter

4 Steps to Customizing Your Cover Letter for Any Job | Career.

Career Rocketeer

Here are a few simple steps to customizing your cover letters (and if you don’t think you SHOULD customize your cover letter for each application you submit then we have bigger problems than I thought…) AN UNFORGETTABLE OPENER Here’s a mistake I see more and more job seekers making… they’re opening line on their cover letter says “please accept this in response to the (position) advertised on….”. Give them fresh information on the cover letter.

How training for a Marathon kept me motivated during my job search

Ms. Career Girl

The post How training for a Marathon kept me motivated during my job search appeared first on Ms. When I first signed up for a marathon it had nothing to do with my job search, rather it was something I’d always wanted to accomplish and decided to go ahead and take on the challenge.

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10 Guerrilla Job Search Tactics That Work

Ms. Career Girl

Blog Directory Contact Subscribe 10 Guerrilla Job Search Tactics That Work by Nicole Crimaldi on March 30, 2010 In my opinion, there are two things job seekers do wrong: they are too general and they are too boring. Step 1 is to take your job search offline!

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5 Cover Letter Mistakes You're Making & How to Avoid Them | Career.

Career Rocketeer

Although many people believe cover letters are a waste of time, I always read a candidate’s letter first thing. To ensure you spark the hiring manager’s interest so they move on to your resume, avoid making the following mistakes: Mistake #1: Failing to Tell Your Story Your cover letter is your chance to convey your passion and interest in the position and organization. Tell a compelling story about your past accomplishments in more detail than your resume will.

Career Management for a Winning Job Search Strategy

Competitive Resumes

You will clearly hear someone who is now an advocate for job seekers want you to know how to prepare for the job search. What is the toughest part of your job search? Donn calls poor cover letters have an “obituary” format.

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3 Job Search Mistakes Most People are Making

Ms. Career Girl

Blog Directory Contact Subscribe 3 Job Search Mistakes Most People are Making by Nicole Crimaldi on March 24, 2010 I’ve received lots of great emails from college seniors and recent grads this week. Many of you are making 3 serious job search mistakes.

2010 268

Job Search Marketing « Career Brander

Career Brander

Only we apply it to job search. The 5 P’s of marketing are : Product, Price, Packaging, Place and Promotion The 4 P’s of sales are : Prospecting, Problem Solving, Presenting and Persuading The Marketing P’s from a job seeker perspective Product: In a job search, it is you. However, the more important aspect of price is a job seeker’s compensation expectations. Place: Job seekers must choose the right distribution channel to get their message out.

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7 Ways To Get Noticed by Recruiters and Hiring Managers

Executive Career Brand

In the recent Forbes article, Job Hunters: Here’s How You Can Stand Out From The Pack , career coach Nancy Collamer tapped several career professionals, including myself, to compile a short list of powerful strategies to differentiate yourself in job search.

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How To Write A Great Accomplishment Statement | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [08.02.10] View Comments How To Write A Great Accomplishment Statement If you are regular reader, you may notice that another recent post showed someone similarly posed. That post was about signaling strength during job interviews.

Job Search: Then and Now

Career Rocketeer

I’m often asked what changes I’ve seen in effective job search strategies from several years ago versus now. These days most any Applicant Tracking System (ATS), or means for a recruiter to search for someone is based on key words they use for the search.

How To Job Search Like An Olympian

Career Realism

Without question, job seekers can benefit from taking an “Olympian-inspired” approach to their searches. So, how do you job search like an Olympian? How To Job Search Like An Olympian. An effective job search begins and ends with a thorough plan.

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6 Job Search Tips For New Graduates

Career Realism

Quite often graduates end up in a job that is well below their qualifications, become unhappy, and question their competence. Job Search Tips For New Graduates. Here are a few job search tips for new graduates that could give your efforts a boost: 1.

2014 113

Can You Avoid the Executive Resume Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Vortex?

Executive Career Brand

If you’ve read any of my posts about personal branding and executive job search, you already know that merely updating your resume with recent accomplishments and contributions isn’t enough to help you rise above the competition in job search.

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7 Tips to Jump Start Your Job Search

Career Realism

You’re ready to launch your job search and start using your new resume as vigorously as possible. I recommend starting with reading one of my most recent articles: “ I Have a Great Resume, Now What Do I Do With It? Tips to Jump Start a Job Search.

2012 114

Ex-Boss Won't Give Recommendation

Career Realism

AH-HA MOMENT AUTHORS APPLICATION TAKE THE FREE QUIZ WINNERS APPROVED EXPERTS BECOME AN EXPERT EXPERT BENEFITS EXPERT SCHEDULE INTERVIEW PREP PERSONAL BRANDING RESUME & COVER LETTER YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SCORING AN INTERNSHIP C-TWIPS FEATURED TWEETS ORIGINAL PROJECT T.A.P.

Selling Yourself Short – 5 Ways to Promote Your Job Search

Career Alley

When you are looking for a job, it is no time to be modest. The selling process starts with getting your name “out there&# , it is supported by your cover letter followed by your resume and finally the interview process as the “clincher&#. But not everyone in your network is equally informed and they can’t effectively help you find a job if they don’t have all of the information. Good luck in your search.

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9 Job Search Tools Every Job Hunter Must Use

JobMob

Call it the 21st Century Job Hunter’s Toolbox. Use all of the following tools in order to make the most of your job search and minimize the time it takes to land a job. Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are also popular but not quite as much for job search purposes.

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7 Resume Lies Employers Will Never Check

Resume Bear

So here are 7 “lies,” or careful manipulations of reality that will never get you into trouble (and they have a good shot of landing you a job). No one in the hiring process wants to see an exhaustive list of duties from every job you’ve ever had. Love Every Job.

2011 239

Tips for Negotiating Salary

The Job Quest

Negotiating is one of the most-dreaded parts of the job search. Because saying to prepare is not enough, I love that Sethi went into detail for what you should prepare: See what other people with your experience, skills, and job duties are making.

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Avoiding the Job Search Kiss of Death | Blogging4Jobs

Workology

Book Connect Blogging4Jobs HR + Social Media + Job Search = Blogging4Jobs Business Events OKC Featured Networking Gen Y Guest HR Job Search Social Media Categorized | Guest , Job Search , Social Media Avoiding the Job Search Kiss of Death Posted on 02 March 2010.

2010 123

7 Tips To Jump Start Your Job Search

Career Realism

You’re ready to launch your job search and start using your new resume as vigorously as possible. I recommend starting with reading one of my most recent articles: “ I Have a Great Resume, Now What Do I Do With It? Job Search career

2013 83

What Is Your Professional Resume Really Saying?

Tim's Strategy

One minute we are up and the other we are doomed, however, if you are a job seeker who has been trying everything to land a job or break into a new career , it’s just down right frustrating. Well, the one job search strategy that needs no prediction is a professional resume.

2013 99

10 Tips: Asking For Recommendations On LinkedIn | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [09.27.10] View Comments 10 Tips: Asking For Recommendations On LinkedIn So I’ve decided to spend a good portion of the week on getting and using references. Surprisingly, in two years of writing I’ve never covered the subject.

2010 113

Keywords, Power Verbs & Soft Skills – 3 Essentials to Enhance Your Resume

Corn on the Job

Writing a resume is not an easy 1 step task, it is a process that is best started by looking at the job description and then tailoring your resume to it. 1. Highlight Keywords from the Job Description. Resumes and Cover Letters Uncategorized DreamResume Job Search REsume

2012 112

8 Savvy Tips for Snaring a Job Online in Our Robust Economy

Ms. Career Girl

Job growth is expected to remain healthy in 2018 , and whether you’re unemployed or are looking for a better fit, jobs are available. Online applications are now the way of the job-search world, and standing out in the crowd isn’t easy.

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Age Discrimination During Job Search | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

But sometimes the job search can get very frustrating. Leaving your first three jobs off of your resume. And if the first job on your resume was “Director of Finance&# , it probably wasn’t your first. Maybe I should have covered my partially gray hair.

2010 101

Six Reasons to Use Caution When Telling Stories in Your.

The Job Quest

Cover letters are one page max (some hiring managers say that they prefer only a half-page ) and résumés are no more than two pages. I realize that many of you reading this have really done all the wonderful things that you have put on your cover letters and résumés.

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