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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? Ever hired for simply the cover letter alone? {

Executive Cover Letters – 3 Secrets to Cover Letters That WIN.

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→ Executive Cover Letters – 3 Secrets to Cover Letters That WIN Interviews! Cover letters are so critically important to making the right first impression; you just can’t afford to go wrong here.

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Cover Yourself: How to Write a Cover Letter Worth Reading

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Making the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile → Cover Yourself: How to Write a Cover Letter Worth Reading Posted on April 23, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony By Jennifer Anthony When applying for employment, a resume is the tool that you use to sell yourself.

Top 5 Common Cover Letter Pitfalls to Avoid

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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 Steps to an Executive Cover Letter That Opens Doors

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Don’t forget to send it under cover–a powerful cover letter, that is. While a great resume can open doors, a compelling cover letter can be an equal (if not MORE) important part of your pitch for employment.

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Resume Writing Blog: Creating Prints : Does Your Cover Letter Stink?

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Resume Writing Blog: Creating Prints Master Resume Writer | Certified Resume Writer | Expert provides free resume writing information, resume help, tips, advice, career job searching tools, online social networking via this Resume Blog, Resume Writing Blog, Career Blog. If when you read your cover letter it begins in a balanced tone and you feel as if you have safely addressed your reader--it STINKS! Comments Does Your Cover Letter Stink?

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Forget Outdated Resume Rules | Jennifer Anthony's Official Blog

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You would start your cover letter with “To Whom it May Concern,” or “Dear Sir/Madam.” Different times call for different measures though, according to Atlanta Career Coach John Long. Recent Posts Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For?

7 Strategies for Overcoming the Resume Black Hole

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MANAGE YOUR JOB SEARCH DON’T LET IT MANAGE YOU There are great tools and resources out there to track the applications you submit, responses you receive and more. Of course I did and that’s how my career in human resources and recruiting started.

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How to Target Your Resume to the Job You Want

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Hiring managers are too busy to try to figure out what you want to accomplish. You may benefit from a career coach at this point. Find out the industry keywords that are hot in your career field and put them into your resume.

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Don’t Let Fear Scare You Out of a New Job

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Let hiring managers know you haven’t been sitting at home licking your wounds. Consider possible part-time volunteer activities that still allow enough time to mount a strong career search campaign. Make a list and send a well written, error free résumé with cover letter via multiple avenues. Career Doctor Blog [link]. Quintessential Resume and Cover Letter Tips Blog, Career Experts Offer Tips for New Job-Search Realities: Job Action Day 2010.

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Get inside the head of the hiring manager – what is he looking for? ’ Again, you can include this link in your cover letter. How You Can Increase Your Job Search Odds | Career Management Alliance Blog says: 03/02/09 at 8:44 pm [.]

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The Power of the Words on Your Resume

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Top 5 Common Cover Letter Pitfalls to Avoid → The Power of the Words on Your Resume Posted on March 6, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony By Jessica M Holbrook Words convey action, meaning, purpose, and results. Recent Posts Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For?

Skip HR and Contact the Hiring Manager to Get That Job

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Social Media and Your Job Search → Skip HR and Contact the Hiring Manager to Get That Job Posted on April 29, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony By Peggy McKee Do you feel like you’re sending your resume down endless black holes?

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Larisa’s career focus is on strategic planning and marketing – a good fit with two of Taproot’s key service areas. Her experience with scheduling pro bono service and managing a successful job search effort? Career Girl Need a Career Expert?

4 Keys to Creating an Interview-Winning Information Technology Resume

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Although the hiring manager will certainly understand the specific programming languages and software you’ve used, the HR screener may very well just be matching up keywords. Related Articles Liz Ryan: Resume Gaps, Blemishes, & Career Shifts: Yikes!

Sell Yourself: Use Numbers in Your Resume

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Candidate A uses phrases such as, “saved the company money by streamlining the inventory process,” “fielded telephone calls with efficiency while maintaining customer satisfaction,” and “managed a team of salespeople.” Recent Posts Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For?

Social Media and Your Job Search

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– © Jennifer Anthony, Nationally Published Resume Expert & Career Strategist E-mail: jenn [AT] jennwrites [DOT] com | Web: [link] Disclaimer: Advice offered in this article is not comprehensive and is intended for a wide-range of readers.

Does Your Executive Resume Scream Visionary?

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By taking this route, you could give a hiring manager a better idea of how innovative an executive you have been. ← What to Do When Asked About Your Previous Salary Cover Yourself: How to Write a Cover Letter Worth Reading → Like Be the first to like this post.

TheLadders: Job-board salary fraud? | Jennifer Anthony's Official Blog

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Share Email Print Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Digg Reddit About Jennifer Anthony Learn more: [link] View all posts by Jennifer Anthony → This entry was posted in career advice , executive job search , job search and tagged TheLadders.

Tough Interview Questions

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As Seattle Interview Coach Lewis Lin explains, you should use the moments directly following this question to summarize your career track, your previous experience, and your goals for the future. Recent Posts Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For?

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

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→ Resume Writing FAQs – When Should I Send Resume Follow Up Letters? You want them to know you are interested, but there is a fine line between pestering the hiring manager and showing your enthusiasm. Key points in hit your letter: 1.

Will Your Resume Survive the First Glance?

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Posted on June 16, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony By Jennifer Anthony Imagine you are a hiring manager. When sending your cover letter and resume, be aware that while your resume may very well be a diamond, any roughness can take you out of the race.

What does chocolate have to do with resumes?

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As adults, we still judge books by the cover even though we were told not to. Recent Posts Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For?

Types of Resume Writing Service Providers — Choose Carefully

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If they aren’t actively writing client projects, they can usually be found networking with hiring managers, attending job fairs, polishing their skills at industry conferences, or reading up on the latest employment trends. At the university level, there are career services offices.

Inspiration For Your Job Search

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If you’ve been a reader of our blog for any length of time you’ll quickly realize that we’re very forthcoming with free tips, advice, and resources about how to improve your resume, cover letter, networking, LinkedIn profile, personal branding, interview, and job search.

Making the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile

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Share Email Print Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Digg Reddit About Jennifer Anthony Learn more: [link] View all posts by Jennifer Anthony → This entry was posted in career advice , executive job search , job search , social networking and tagged LinkedIn , online networking , social networking.

5 Tips For Engineering Resumes

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Engineering is a very broad career industry, and it’s important to consider these key concepts for your resume to be considered. It’s important to tweak your resume to cover specifications of the job you’re applying for.

Words That Should Not Appear on Your Resume

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Example: Drove business development initiatives, program management, call center, and field service operations. Directed a seven-person team and managed a $4 million operating budget. Hopelessly confused and unable to manage your way out of a paper bag?

It's Not About You

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Since the hiring manager is not able to meet with each applicant in person, or even over the phone, all he or she has to go by when “meeting” you for the first time is your resume. Your resume is the first chance that you have to sell yourself to the hiring manager.

LinkedIn: Best Tactic for Undercover Executive Job Search

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They fear, and rightly so, that if their profile indicates that they’re in the market, they’ll sabotage their career. LinkedIn is an accepted (and vital) part of ongoing healthy career management.

It's Time to Increase Your Chances of Executive-Level Employment

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Write a Career Biography A career biography is a bit of a cross between a resume and cover letter. It is a synopsis of your entire career and education; however, it is written in a narrative format.

What to Do When You're an Overqualified Executive

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Reiterate Your Intentions If you are looking for a position at a lower level because you are interested in switching careers and gaining experience in a new area, there is nothing wrong with this. Recent Posts Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For?

What to Do When Your Executive Job Search Stalls

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Add A Personal Touch With A P.S. to your Cover Letter In a continued effort to stand out among your competition, you might also consider adding a “p.s&# to your cover letter. Recent Posts Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For?

September is International Update Your Resume Month

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That’s right; Career Directors International has declared September as International Update Your Resume Month. 4 Reasons You Must Join LinkedIn For Your Career Building Plan and Winning Job Search Now Did you enjoy this?

It Takes More Than a Resume to Get a Job

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Plus it gets you into that company’s database, where you may then be searchable to their hiring managers. Recent Posts Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For?

Try This Before Writing Your Executive Resume

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Find Your Target Many executives find that their varied professional pasts leave them itching to include their entire career on their resumes to make themselves more accessible to a wide range of industries. Recent Posts Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For?