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How To Write A Successful Cover Letter

Ms. Career Girl

While most people know what makes a good CV, a cover letter seems to be more of a mystery. But a good cover letter can prove to be invaluable – particularly when applying for a job alongside other candidates with similar skills.

Make Your Cover Letter Perfect: A Jobseeker’s Checklist

Jobacle

While learning how to write a cover letter for a job application is no one’s idea of a good time. So, considering there’s no getting around the cover letter, you might as well focus your energy on how to produce a perfect one. How to Write a Cover Letter.

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?

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.

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. I recommend that Gordon insert a middle paragraph. Numbers stand out in a letter and also make the accomplishment more concrete. If you have writer’s block when it comes to cover letters , contact me.

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?” Recruiters actively source candidates online. Resume Words to Avoid.

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.

SOLD — Much Ado About Cover Letters for Resume

Workology

Not every hiring manager, recruiter, or company evaluates candidates the same way. Your resume and cover letter should be treated much like home owners do when selling their house. Typically, I don’t read cover letters unless something doesn’t add up in their resume.

LinkedIn In Mail-cover letters

Career Brander

Career Brander Blog About Career Brander « Cars and jobs Creating Job Opportunities » LinkedIn and cover letters Published June 18, 2010 Uncategorized Leave a Comment Tags: cover letters , effective networking , ian levine , In Mail , linkedin , linkedin inmail , Linkedin jobsearch Cover letters (Or LinkedIn In mail) are not an area we have spent much time discussing at Career Brander. What the candidate does functionally.

How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Impacts Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

You’re probably aware that, when you’re job-hunting, you need to have a diverse, personal brand-reinforcing online presence , to attract recruiters and employers, when they’re searching for and assessing good-fit candidates. Step one in job search is targeting.

SOLD — Much Ado About Cover Letters for Resume

Workology

Not every hiring manager, recruiter, or company evaluates candidates the same way. Your resume and cover letter should be treated much like home owners do when selling their house. Typically, I don’t read cover letters unless something doesn’t add up in their resume.

LinkedIn and cover letters « Career Brander

Career Brander

Career Brander Blog About Career Brander « Cars and jobs Creating Job Opportunities » LinkedIn and cover letters Published June 18, 2010 Uncategorized Leave a Comment Tags: cover letters , effective networking , ian levine , In Mail , linkedin , linkedin inmail , Linkedin jobsearch Cover letters (Or LinkedIn In mail) are not an area we have spent much time discussing at Career Brander. What the candidate does functionally.

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 Things To Do To Get Ready For Your Job Search

Professional Resume Services

If your goal is to get a new job this year, here are seven things you need to do to prepare yourself for your job search. While ideally your résumé is customized for a specific job, having an up-to-date résumé targeted for a specific “type” of position is the next best thing.

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5 Mistakes That Can Derail Your Confidential Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Whether you foresee a layoff coming, have decided to move to another company, or you’re pursuing a career transition, chances are you’ll be conducting a stealth job search. You want to hang on to your existing job, while you’re looking for another one.

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4 Job Search Tips for the Passive Candidate

Workology

She’s well-respected HR professional at her organization and until now hasn’t given much thought to jumping into the job search. She’s ready to take the plunge and after 8 years re-enter the job search market.

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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. Only the best candidates will be worth it. Identify good possible candidates for your reference list. Inform them of what kinds of jobs you’re seeking.

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Executive Job Searching is More Than a Perfect Resume

Professional Resume Services

One of the most common misconceptions about an executive job search is thinking a flawless resume will guarantee you a job. Here are some important points to keep in mind during your job search. Develop A Job Search Strategy. Perfect Your Cover Letter.

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Sorry, I probably won't read your cover letter

Corn on the Job

Corn on the Job Wisdom for Job Seekers Blog About Archives COTJ Blog Roll Corn Heads Contact Subscribe Sorry, I probably won’t read your cover letter by Rich DeMatteo on January 27, 2010 Like many recruiters, I rarely read cover letters. Most of us zoom right into the resume for a quick scan of the candidate and avoid the cover letter whenever possible. When do I read cover letters? Job hunting isn’t fun.

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.

Executive Job Search: How Recruiters and Employers Find Candidates.

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?

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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?

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?

4 Essential Job Search 2.0 Tips for New Grads

Resume Bear

Entering the job market after college can be an incredibly stressful process, but it’s also equally exciting. Here are some job search tips that are applicable to job seekers at any stage but especially designed for the recent graduate.

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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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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. But why do I feel most candidates are boring?

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Best Job Search Tactics for Medical Professionals

Career Alley

Trained personnel are needed in jobs such as medical assistant, massage therapist, medical transcriptionist and physical therapy assistant. You’ll get to know others already working in the field, and you may even be given a recommendation or job lead down the line.

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should I warn a candidate that one of her references was bad, boobs in cover letters, and more

Ask A Manager

Should I warn a candidate that one of her references was bad? After that, the first candidate withdrew, the second candidate withdrew, we interviewed the third and asked for references. Two references were fine, but the candidate’s most recent supervisor had many negative comments about the candidate’s ability to follow directions or work independently. That candidate was very young and relatively new to job hunting.

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

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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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. A good cover letter effectively conveys those qualities. which job should I take?

8 Job Search Mobile Apps To Get it Done

Competitive Resumes

If you’re the type to rely on their smartphone for everything, then you probably want to use it for your job search , too – if you aren’t already, that is. If your resumes and cover letters are Word documents, then you can now access and edit them right through your phone.

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3 Persuasive Ways To Use LinkedIn Recommendations

Career Realism

3 Persuasive Ways To Use LinkedIn Recommendations. Everyone knows you should get recommendations on LinkedIn, but few are aware of the most persuasive ways to use them to get your dream job. RELATED : 3 Ways To Ask For LinkedIn Recommendations.

3 Persuasive Ways To Use LinkedIn Recommendations

Career Realism

Everyone knows you should get recommendations on LinkedIn, but few are aware of the most persuasive ways to use them to get your dream job. After all, that’s what it really comes down to… getting a job that excites you, with a company that you feel proud to be a part of.

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.

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Getting Ready Now for Job Search 2012

Careers Done Write

It is easy to dream up excuses around holiday time and tell yourself you will start your new job search after January 1 st , but the holidays are actually an excellent time to make preparations for the New Year so you can hit the ground running. In order to prepare for a thorough and comprehensive job search, it is important to spend time NOW to optimize your efforts. Revise and update your cover letter. Job Search Strategies

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6 Shocking Job Search Statistics I’m Discussing at #SXSWI

Workology

Join Me at the 2016 SXSW Job Fair and Expo. On Sunday, March 13 from 11:00-12:00 PM CST I’ll be taking the stage with my speaking partner in crime Carlos Gil for our SXSW Job Expo Session, Resumes Suck! 7 Ways to Land a Job in Social Media.

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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. There are undeniable facts regarding a candidate’s historical pay grades, salaries, bonus plans, benefits, and perks.

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Is Job Search 2.0 Worth it?

Ms. Career Girl

Blog Directory Contact Subscribe Is Job Search 2.0 by Nicole Crimaldi on May 10, 2010 Guest Post by, Jenny McCoy They say it’s easier to get a job when you have a job, but I’m not so sure. I launched my job search 2.0 The first week of my job search 2.0

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2010 Top 10 Executive Personal Branding and Job Search Trends

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?

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Top Reasons You Need a Job Search Email

JobMob

When email is so critical to your job search, you need to think about it critically. Cover letters, resumes, interview invites, follow ups, thank you notes, contract offers and more… it all gets sent over email. 6 reasons to have a job search email address.

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?? 365 Top Tips to Rock Your Job Search Every Day of 2018

JobMob

Your job search crash course this year. A job search tip a day keeps the recruiters away closer… This isn't a calendar. Some of the tips only apply to job seekers of certain kinds, such as graduates, older job seekers and employed job seekers.

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Executive Job Search: Using LinkedIn's Company Follow

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?

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