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Do Cover Letters Really Matter in Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

Opinions vary on whether or not cover letters are even read – or needed – in job search. The reality is that plenty of people will be expecting a cover letter (or covering email message), and favor candidates with well-written ones that convey personality.

Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Cover Letters

Career Alley

Cover letters are a bit of a lost art and, I’m sure you’re wondering why you need one. Why You Need a Cover Letter: Lets you provide your personal response to the specifics of the job opportunity and why you are a good fit. Job Search.

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Best Practices for Resume Follow-up

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: I have a general question on the cover letter.What is the best way to follow up after sending out my cover letter/resume? Dear Lars: Approximately seven to ten days after you submit your resume and cover letter, send a follow-up email.

Cheat Sheet: How To Make Your Cover Letter Work

Career Realism

Cheat Sheet: How To Make Your Cover Letter Work. I just got done with the resume, now I have to write a cover letter too? Related: Does Your Cover Letter Get An A Or F? A cover letter seems like a formality, a quick handshake before handing over the resume.

Top 5 Common Cover Letter Pitfalls to Avoid

Jennifer Anthony

But it never seems to fail that while many qualified candidates have a pretty solid resume, most don’t deliver on the cover letter. Keep that purpose in mind, and make sure to follow these tips to avoid some of the most common pitfalls of writing cover letters.

Resume Writing FAQs – When Should I Send Resume Follow Up Letters?

Jennifer Anthony

→ Resume Writing FAQs – When Should I Send Resume Follow Up Letters? Posted on November 2, 2009 by Jennifer Anthony by Jennifer Anthony Designated Resume Rockstar I’m often asked how long you should wait before following up on a resume submission.

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Follow Up On “How To Get Hired 65% Faster”

Resume Help Blog

Home Our Partners About Us Resume Writers Resume Help – Lesson #1 Resume Help – Lesson #2 Resume Help Blog Stand Out From The Crowd In Today's Job Market MBA Online Recent Posts Putting the Employer First Advice for New Graduates to Compete Successfully How To Save Money On Your Car Insurance The Anatomy of a Hostile Government Takeover – Obamacare at six months. Today I would like to follow up and give you another idea or two. Pick up the phone and call.

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Purpose of a Cover Letter (Back-to-Basics Series.

Resume to Referral

Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Caution People! How Social Media Is Muddying the Waters for Perfectly Good Jobseekers … and How Companies are Letting it Happen Sales Jobs Abound! You can follow any responses to this entry through RSS 2.0.

Example of an Effective Cover Letter | ResumeToReferral.com

Resume to Referral

Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Does Your Cover Letter Contain a “HEADLINE?&# In just 3 ½ minutes you will have an amazing cover letter guaranteed to cut through YOUR competition like a hot knife through butter!”

Want a Successful Executive Job Search? Run It Like a Small Business

Executive Career Brand

If you’ve been in a job search for a while, and not much is happening, you’d be wise to re-jig your strategy, and start thinking of running your job search like it’s a business. That’s what wise job seekers do. Think of your job search as a business.

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Format of a Cover Letter | ResumeToReferral.com

Resume to Referral

Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « How to Handle the Group Interview Like a Pro Do Your Detective Work—BEFORE the Interview! In just 3 ½ minutes you will have an amazing cover letter guaranteed to cut through YOUR competition like a hot knife through butter!”

When Should You Follow Up After Submitting a Job Application.

Career Rocketeer

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5 Tips to Help Speed up Your Job Search

Career Alley

Let’s face it, job search can take a really long time. Looking for work is generally a frustrating experience, and after filling out multiple job applications and putting together who knows how many cover letters, it can feel like you’re just hitting a dead end.

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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

Two Cover Letter Secrets YOU Can Use In Tough Times.

Resume to Referral

Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Three Simple Job Interview Tips That Work! Cover Letter Tip for a Tough Job Market » Two Cover Letter Secrets YOU Can Use In Tough Times Guest article by Jimmy Sweeney, Author of the new, Amazing Cover Letter Creator The global job market is about as tough as it’s been in several years. Your job now is to write as many names down as fast as you can.

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….”.

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. Try to use a san-serif font, such as Arial, to make your letter easy to read.

The Secret to Writing a 'Must-Read' Cover Letter.

Resume to Referral

Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « “Season&# Your Cover Letter With A Great Quote! » The Secret to Writing a ‘Must-Read’ Cover Letter! Guest article by Jimmy Sweeney, Author of the new, Amazing Cover Letter Creator Want to draw attention to your cover letter? Show him or her how you, the job seeker, can benefit his or her company––if you’re hired to fill the open position.

5 Tips to Help Speed up Your Job Search

Career Alley

Looking for work is generally a frustrating experience, and after filling out multiple job applications and putting together who knows how many cover letters, it can feel like you’re just hitting a dead end. Look for Jobs in More than One Place. Get Personal and Follow Up.

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A GREAT Job Interview Follow-up Letter Secret | ResumeToReferral.com

Resume to Referral

Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Sarah Palin: Get Your Facts Straight (Controversial Careers Series) Job Hunting Tax Breaks … Your Professionally Written Resume is Tax Deductible » A GREAT Job Interview Follow-up Letter Secret Guest article by Jimmy Sweeney, Author of the new, Job Interview “Secret&# You’ve just finished the interview you hoped to get and it went pretty well as far as you can tell.

yes, you really should write a better cover letter

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager yes, you really should write a better cover letter March 7, 2011 Periodically I hear from readers who tell me that after they started approaching their cover letters differently, as I advise here , they started getting interviews. In fact, I recently promised a post explaining why a cover letter can matter so much. I finally wrote it, and it’s up today over at U.S. which job should I take?

Making Your Post-Interview Follow-Up Call Work for You | Career.

Career Rocketeer

Most job seekers feel anxious about this critical moment in the application process and want to follow up with the interviewer as soon as possible. The good news is, following up by phone is a good idea. So before checking in with the employer, take a look at these tips for making your post-interview follow up work for you. Believe it or not, the follow-up is almost as important to the application process as the other stages.

Stalled Executive Job Search? Get Busy on LinkedIn and Twitter

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? Follow and re-tweet them.

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Four Job Search Frustrations by Kevin Donlin

Resume Help Blog

As you might imagine, many things are bugging many job seekers in this economy. But I boiled them down to four prominent job-search frustrations. Frustration #1: “I submit my resume for a posted job and never hear back from employers. You can always catch up on that later.

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Resume Lingerie and 10 Other Guerrilla Job Search Strategies

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? Maybe it’s time to consider shaking things up and innovating an unconventional search campaign to position yourself above the crowd. Know what job you seek and where you can get that job.

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coworkers keep asking when I’ll have kids, CEO advertises jobs we’re not hiring for, and more

Ask A Manager

I love my job and the kids I work with tremendously. If I were around kids during this conversation, I’d soften that up with “I love kids but have never wanted my own.” Another option for people who directly ask about your child-bearing plans is, “That’s quite a question,” followed by a subject change. (I My CEO insists on advertising jobs we’re not hiring for. If you think an error was made, the best thing to do is to take it up with the board chair.”

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9 Job Search Tools Every Job Hunter Must Use

JobMob

Call it the 21st Century Job Hunter’s Toolbox. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. 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.

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how long should I wait for a company to contact me for an interview?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: After applying to a job, how long do companies usually wait before reviewing resumes to set up interviews? Twelve days ago, I applied to a job that fits me perfectly. How long it takes for companies to set up interviews varies dramatically from company to company. You also need to keep in mind that this is a very overcrowded job market and most employers are getting 200, 300, even more applications for every position they advertise.

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Clever Resume Pro

Resume Help Blog

The Clever Resume Pro and the Clever Cover Letter program. With the Clever Cover Letter you will be able to design a cover letter that is persuasive and professional. Subscribe in a reader New Page 1 Become a Premium Advertising Partner.

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5 Ways to Enhance the Seek and Submit Job Search

Career Rocketeer

Searching for a job can sometimes seem like an impossible task when no positions are being offered. After all, how can the process be challenging when it only involves looking for positions, writing a resume and cover letter, and submitting an application? Well, in actuality, searching for a job is a bit more complicated than that. If you keep the following steps in mind, your job seeking process could actually become a lot less complicated: 1.

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cheating in an office bake-off, my boss is advertising my job because I was out sick, and more

Ask A Manager

I wouldn’t wait to see if he wins before speaking up — that’s likely to cause much more drama. My boss is advertising my job because I got sick before some pre-approved vacation time. I have been at my new job as an administrative assistant for just over two months. When I officially accepted the job, my new boss had me write the two sets of dates on the calendar and wrote “approved” next to them. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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short answer Saturday: another job search edition — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: another job search edition January 29, 2011 We did a job search edition of short answer Saturday last week , but the questions keep piling up so here’s another one. which job should I take?

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will looking like a teenager harm my job search?

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager will looking like a teenager harm my job search? I’ve tried getting a more mature hair cut, dressing older, wearing make up, etc… but it doesn’t help much. What can I do to make up for this disadvantage?

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short answer Saturday: job search edition — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: job search edition January 22, 2011 It’s short answer Saturday: six short answers to six short questions. Is it better to respond to a job ad immediately or wait a few days? which job should I take?

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things that aren't good ideas #78

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager things that aren’t good ideas #78 March 22, 2011 The reader who received the cover letter excerpted below described it as “things that make your heart break,&# and I have to agree. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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Losing Your Job Sucks– 8 Steps to Secure Your Next Job

Competitive Resumes

Losing your job is never easy. A job loss situation is often followed by confusion, frustration, pain, etc. But how you react to your job loss is more important. And they have helped me secure new jobs in a short time (even recently). Start Applying for jobs.

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job listing asks candidates to submit a headshot — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager job listing asks candidates to submit a headshot February 1, 2011 A reader writes: I’m applying around for part-time office work. unless you’re applying for an acting or modeling job. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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How to Find a Job 65% Faster

Resume Help Blog

Home Our Partners About Us Resume Writers Resume Help – Lesson #1 Resume Help – Lesson #2 Resume Help Blog Stand Out From The Crowd In Today's Job Market MBA Online Recent Posts Putting the Employer First Advice for New Graduates to Compete Successfully How To Save Money On Your Car Insurance The Anatomy of a Hostile Government Takeover – Obamacare at six months. Up to that point, 20 weeks of job hunting had produced zero job interviews.

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Go Direct And Get To The Hiring Manager

Tim's Strategy

Are you sending out resumes and answering advertisements on company websites? If your job search is less than productive today, maybe it’s time to take a more direct route. After all, so far you’ve been “good” by following the “rules”.

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Talking Your Way to a Job, Proper Networking

Resume Bear

Finding a job in today’s economy can be tough, but there are opportunities if you know where to look. The best way to find these opportunities is not through online job boards, the classifieds, or employment agencies—it’s by talking to people around you. Ask for advice, not a job.

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8 Job Source Myths – Busted

Resume Help Blog

Actually, it’s the best candidate who gets the job. Job boards are the best source of leads. Most jobs are never posted. It’s nearly impossible to find those hidden jobs. Make sure people know about your search. Thank you letters are passé.

You have submitted your CV/Resume, now what?

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Job Hunting – It’s a Jungle Out There Restarting Your Job Search When All Else Fails – Vol 2 » You have submitted your CV/Resume, now what?

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Job Seeking Tips from a PR Pro

The Job Quest

This one reminded me of the guerrilla job search strategies that we hear about. Now, I’m not knocking guerrilla job search tactics; they have their place and can be very effective. What unique resources have you found that have helped you in your job hunt?

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