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.

How-To Write Your Own Killer Cover Letter

Workology

Sitting in your chair, reading the headline of this blog post, wondering … “Really, do I even need a cover letter anymore?” There are some hiring managers that still want to read cover letters and require them as part of the screening process. There you are.

66 Free Cover Letter Samples and Formats

Catherines Career Corner

Everyone who sends out a CV has to send out a cover letter even if it’s not mentioned in the job advertisement. It’s expected that you will write and send a cover letter to accompany your CV. Explore these 66 free cover letter samples and formats as a useful source of ideas for yours. The cover [.]. The post 66 Free Cover Letter Samples and Formats appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner.

Cover Letter Debate: Are They Necessary in Executive Job Search?

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?

4 Steps To Writing A Disruptive Cover Letter

Career Realism

4 Steps To Writing A Disruptive Cover Letter. In my experience as an Executive Resume Writer, cover letters only get read about a third of the time they are sent. Related: The Basics Of A Disruptive Job Search. Work It Daily.

5 Secrets to Building the Perfect Resume & Cover Letter

Workology

Assuming that every employee that applies for a job is imminently qualified – and many often are – the thing that will set you apart and get a chance to tell your story in person is a set of personalized marketing material. By that, I don’t mean the perfect skill set or list of job experience, I mean the presentation. But, before most HR directors, recruiters, or hiring managers will even glance at your perfect resume, you need to have delivered a perfect cover letter.

Should You Bother Including a Cover Letter?

Resume Help Blog

July 7th, 2010 | Author: ResumeHelp Hiring managers routinely receive hundreds, perhaps thousands, of responses from applicants for any given job. A compelling cover letter that meets five essential requirements will convince a hiring manager to read an applicant’s resume.

House of Pain Cover Letters | Blogging4Jobs

Workology

Home ToolBox HR About Advertising Consulting Services Speaking Press Webshow Tweet This! Coupled with an enticing, accomplishment-based resume, it’s a powerful job search tool. There are several types of cover letters each aimed at a different audience.

66 Free Cover Letter Samples and Formats

Catherines Career Corner

Everyone who sends out a CV has to send out a cover letter even if it’s not mentioned in the job advertisement. It’s expected that you will write and send a cover letter to accompany your CV. Explore these 66 free cover letter samples and formats as a useful source of ideas for yours. The cover [.]. The post 66 Free Cover Letter Samples and Formats appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner.

Cover Letters: Do Employers Actually Read Them?

The Undercover Recruiter

A cover letter is an opportunity to connect with the hiring manager. Each has his or her own likes and dislikes and there are many who put a huge amount of value on cover letters. And yet, so many cover letters that I see are similar to this one.

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.

5 Cover Letter Must-Avoids | ResumeToReferral.com

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Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Incredible Job Interview Techniques Jobseeker Cartoon – Where Are The Jobs? » 5 Cover Letter Must-Avoids A cover letter carries a lot of weight, when written correctly.

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5 Common Executive Job Search Dilemmas

Executive Career Brand

In job search, there are many potential pitfalls that sabotage or prolong the search. Here are 5 challenges facing many executive job seekers, and ways to overcome them: 1. Circumvent the gatekeepers and network into the goldmine of hidden jobs.

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7 Ways to Workout and Exercise To Strengthen Your Cover Letter

Competitive Resumes

The Voice Of Job Seekers.from the page of an empathetic resume writer. The Voice of The Job Seeker Blog. Today’s job seeker must manage more than his or her résumé, cover letter, references on web job boards. A cover letter too long will go unread.

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.

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 need an eye-catching, interview-producing cover letter.

3 costly mistakes jobseekers make on cover letters

Mildred Talabi

What’s more important – having a good CV or a good cover letter…? Cover letters are just as important as CVs because a good cover letter gets your CV through the door and a good CV then goes on to qualify you for an interview!

5 Cover Letter Tips

Resumesimo

Little things can make a huge difference between writing a cover letter that is noticed and one that is ignored. Every cover letter should be customized towards the job for which you are applying. Clear, concise error-free and grammatically correct cover letters is your first introduction to a potential employer. Below are five tips for writing winning cover letters. Select an appropriate cover letter.

The Best Resume And Cover Letter Step By Step Secrets Exposed

Resume Help Blog

The Best Resume And Cover Letter Step By Step Secrets Exposed is a powerful resume template and guide program. Subscribe in a reader New Page 1 Become a Premium Advertising Partner.

Example of an Effective Cover Letter | ResumeToReferral.com

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10 Cover Letter Tips (Booklet) | ResumeToReferral.com

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Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « IT Jobs Abound! 5 Tips for Getting the Most Value Out of Job Boards » 10 Cover Letter Tips (Booklet) Written by Teena Rose, CoverLetterCentral.com Writing an effective cover letter is getting tougher and tougher. How do you start the cover letter? These questions cover issues we all struggle with, so don’t feel alone.

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What is a Cover Letter (and How do you Write a Good One)?

Blue Sky Resumes

Along with the resume, we would attach a letter explaining why we were the right person for the position. Because this letter was generally attached to the front of the resume with a staple or paperclip, it became known as a cover letter. Do you need a cover letter?

Cover Letter Tips | ResumeToReferral.com

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Contact Resume to Referral; Leading Resume Writing Service (937) 325-2149 admin@resumetoreferral.com 2nd Edition, Just Released; Updated for 2010/2011 Download: Designing a Cover Letter to 'Wow' Hiring Personnel Need a great cover letter for that special job opening? You need an eye-catching, interview-producing cover letter.

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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How To List Salary Requirements On Your Cover Letter

Career Realism

Some job advertisements ask you to include your salary requirements on your cover letter , and if they ask for this, it usually means you can’t avoid doing so. So the question is – what do you say in your cover letter ? career Cover Letter

Cover Letter Tips | ResumeToReferral.com

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Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Jobless = More Sex? Jobvite Recruitment Survey – Surprising Results for Jobseekers » Cover Letter Tips Related posts: 10 Cover Letter Tips (Booklet) Cover Letter in Response to Online Job Posting? Should My Husband and I Use The Same Cover Letter For Jobs With The Same Employer? You need an eye-catching, interview-producing cover letter.

Format of a Cover Letter | ResumeToReferral.com

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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!”

Cover Letters That WIN Job Interviews | ResumeToReferral.com

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Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Bad to Have a 3-Page Resume? Carrie Prejean: The Double Standard Bearer (Controversial Careers Series) » Cover Letters That WIN Job Interviews Guest article by Jimmy Sweeney, Author of the new, Amazing Cover Letter Creator A solid cover letter has many good characteristics, including being clear, focused, informative, and friendly.

Personal Branding and Executive Job Search Guide – Newly Revised and Updated

Executive Career Brand

Having trouble getting a handle on defining and building your personal branding, and navigating today’s executive job search? My popular executive job search readiness ebook will help you. Tapping into the hidden job market. Networking your way into the job.

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How to List Salary Requirements on a Cover Letter

Career Realism

Some job advertisements ask you to include your salary requirements on your cover letter , and if they ask for this, it usually means you can’t avoid doing so. So the question is – what do you say in your cover letter?

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.

Cover Letter Magic: Two Words That Are Always in Style.

Resume to Referral

Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Don’t Lie About Your Credentials Cut Resume “Fat&# (Back-to-Basics Series) » Cover Letter Magic: Two Words That Are Always in Style Guest article by Jimmy Sweeney, Author of the new, Amazing Cover Letter Creator “Thank you.&# Here is an expression of appreciation that is never outdated––yet often neglected in person and in cover letters.

does a cover letter have to sound like an informercial?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I really appreciate your blog and your candor, and I have used your advice many times during my job search. My question is about cover letters. I have poured over your “ example of a good cover letter ” post, as well as the section on cover letters in the e-book, and it has again made such a difference in the way I see the issue from the reader’s side. What kind of cover letter openers appeal to you?

Example of Errors in Writing Cover Letters | ResumeToReferral.com

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In just 3 ½ minutes you will have an amazing cover letter guaranteed to cut through YOUR competition like a hot knife through butter!” Download Jimmy’s instant cover letter tool at Cover Letter Central.

4 Tips for Writing an Interview-Winning Cover Letter

Career Rocketeer

As we all know, when in the midst of a job search, writing a great resume is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s just as important to create a cover letter that will entice hiring managers to invite you in for an interview. Advertise on Career Rocketeer.

How to Write a Unique Cover Letter | ResumeToReferral.com

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Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Resume Writing: Accomplishments Are Key (Back-to-Basics Series) Prove Your Performance in 2010 » How to Write a Unique Cover Letter Say Goodbye to Your BORING Cover Letter! Guest article by Jimmy Sweeney, Author of the new, Amazing Cover Letter Creator Every job seeker wants to land an interview that leads to a job. A unique cover letter can make that happen.

Should You Address Weaknesses on Your Resume or Cover Letter?

Career Rocketeer

Honesty is always the best policy when applying for jobs. But in some cases, sharing too much information upfront could come back to bite you—especially if you disclose weaknesses that you don’t yet have to share on your resume or cover letter.

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

Cover Letters: 1 Get Started Tip and 4 Common Mistakes to Avoid.

Career Rocketeer

For some job seekers, crafting this 1-page tell-all is so difficult it can bring the job search to a halt. Yes, you can hire someone to write a resume cover letter for you – but it’s also possible for you to pen it yourself, and get the results you need. Before you write your next letter, consider this 1 get started tip…and avoid these 4 mistakes. 1 Get Started Tip Simplify your hire-me message: Why do I want this job? No problem means no job.

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.

Cover Letter? Keep it Short and Sweet!

Career Rocketeer

Although I’ve written before about my opinion that in most cases it’s not necessary to send cover letters with your resume or job application ( Cover or Uncovered ), I find that many people have an emotional attachment to sending one to express their desire for the position. If you decide that a cover letter is necessary, it’s important that you do it well! Never rely on a cover letter to do that for you!