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#1 Thing You MUST Say In Your Cover Letter

Career Realism

Is there one thing you can say in a cover letter that will guarantee it accomplishes its purpose? A cover letter serves as an introduction to your resume and to yourself as a candidate for employment. Need more help writing your cover letter?

Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews, Oh My!

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « It’s Lonely at the Top – The Best Companies to Work for – Vol 9 It’s Quality, Not Just Quantity That Gets You Hired » Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews, Oh My! “ You know, Resumes, Cover Letter and Interviews (and you won’t get to the third if you don’t get the first two right).

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

Jennifer Anthony

→ Executive Cover Letters – 3 Secrets to Cover Letters That WIN Interviews! Posted on December 22, 2009 by Jennifer Anthony By Mary Elizabeth Bradford Did you know that your cover letter (in the hands of a key decision maker) determines whether or not your resume gets read at all? Cover letters are so critically important to making the right first impression; you just can’t afford to go wrong here.

3 Easy Tips For Cover Letter Therapy

Career Realism

Ah… the dreaded resume cover letter! Nothing stirs fear in the hearts of job seekers more than the thought of writing a cover letter. Before you reach a state of high anxiety, consider therapy – cover letter therapy. To write an excellent cover letter, you must really know yourself. Before you begin to draft your cover letter, you must dig deep. Read these tips for cover letter therapy : What Do You Want?

House of Pain Cover Letters | 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 House of Pain Cover Letters Posted on 17 June 2010. There are several types of cover letters each aimed at a different audience. Not too many people have heard of or utilized a pain cover letter. What is a pain cover letter?

Cover Yourself: How to Write a Cover Letter Worth Reading

Jennifer Anthony

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. A cover letter is the first contact that you have with your potential employer, and can be used to sell your resume. If you have saved your current company money, highlight this in your cover letter.

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. The main reason is that the majority of people are extremely uncomfortable with writing in general, and don’t really understand the exact purpose of a 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.

Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For.

Jennifer Anthony

Jennifer Anthony's Official Blog Nationally Published Resume Expert Skip to content Home About Hire Jenn FAQs How It Works Resume Rockstars Resume Writers by Industry or Specialty Library ← 7 Strategies for Overcoming the Resume Black Hole Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For? They spend hours on their resume and hours on their cover letter but never really get down to the real issue at hand. But your cover is a whole different story.

10 Reasons You Need a Career Coach in 2012

Career Realism

Have you ever considered using a career coach? So, here are the top 10 reasons you need a career coach this year. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice career expert job mania searchMost people have not.

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5 Steps to an Executive Cover Letter That Opens Doors

Jennifer Anthony

Effective Research For an Effective Job Search → 5 Steps to an Executive Cover Letter That Opens Doors Posted on September 18, 2009 by Jennifer Anthony Guest Article by: Laura Smith-Proulx Designated Resume Rockstar So… you’ve created a knockout executive resume, and you’re ready to wow employers by sending it directly to them. Don’t forget to send it under cover–a powerful cover letter, that is.

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The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make on a Cover Letter

Jennifer Anthony

Of course, every job will place a different amount of weight on the cover letter, but however important the cover letter is to an employer, there are some mistakes that you absolutely should not make. Here are some of the common pitfalls to avoid when writing your letter. There is no excuse for bad spelling or grammar in a cover letter. Never let your cover letter be generic.

State of the Union for Career Coaching: 4 Reasons Career Coaches Won’t Make Money in 2011

Career Realism

I’m seeing a very disturbing trend… The need for career coaching is at critical mass. President Obama’s speech last week drove home the point Americans need to be taught the new rules to career success and employability. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. And if he didn’t convince you, check out these stats: 23-year all time.

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5 Key Steps to a Cover Letter that Opens Doors

Career Realism

9 Advantages to Subscribing to Our Site Career-Rx Interview Prep Tool 10 Steps to a Job Search Career Personality Test Attitude Adjustment Twitter 101 Am I Money Quiz Job Search Engine CAREEREALISM Toolkit Contact Us 9 Reasons to Subscribe FREE Webinars Premium Career Tools C3 = Career Coaching Clinic 144-Page e-Book Full-Service Career HMO ABOUT ABOUT US FAQ NEWS & MENTIONS OUR TEAM PRIVACY POLICY WHY WE EXIST AM I MONEY?

???? 50 Career Coaches Who Give Free Consults On Every Topic You Need

JobMob

A handy directory of top career coaches who let you try before you buy. Why do top athletes have coaches? Similarly, in 6 Reasons You Might Need a Job Search Coach Now , job seeker coach Rita Ashley said that having a coach helps in “securing a better job, reaching it faster and gaining the intangible benefit of control over” your job search. But then, how do you find a good career coach who can get you that? Consult: Coaching.

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3 Ways COVID-19 Has Changed Networking ?

Career Realism

Everyone knows how important networking is for your career. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our attitudes and strategies surrounding networking have changed. Networking is all about making connections with new people, so of course we saw a change in this area as well.

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Good Icebreakers For A Networking Event

Career Realism

After months of saying that you're going to strengthen your professional network, you've finally decided that it's time for the rubber to meet the road and attend a networking event. Getting up and going to a networking event is half the battle.

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What a Cover Letter Hook Might Encompass

Career Realism

9 Advantages to Subscribing to Our Site Career-Rx Interview Prep Tool 10 Steps to a Job Search Career Personality Test Attitude Adjustment Twitter 101 Am I Money Quiz Job Search Engine CAREEREALISM Toolkit Contact Us 9 Reasons to Subscribe FREE Webinars Premium Career Tools C3 = Career Coaching Clinic 144-Page e-Book Full-Service Career HMO ABOUT ABOUT US FAQ NEWS & MENTIONS OUR TEAM PRIVACY POLICY WHY WE EXIST AM I MONEY?

Engaging Your Audience in Job Search – The Cover Letter (Part I of.

Boomers Next Step

Contact Podcast Release Submit Article Resources Site Map Home Careers Cover Letters Interviewing Resume Help Age Bias Lifestyle Networking Entrepreneurs Franchising Retirement Start Ups Videos Related Posts Similar Posts No Related Post Finding Work Today Boomer Fitness Walk, Then Run Beginning Triathlete – Important Triathlon Training Tips Why Do You Need a Heart Rate Monitor? The cover letter is like the opening of a new book you are considering purchasing.

What is the Importance of Two Resumes and a Cover Letter When.

Boomers Next Step

Contact Podcast Release Submit Article Resources Site Map Home Careers Cover Letters Interviewing Resume Help Age Bias Lifestyle Networking Entrepreneurs Franchising Retirement Start Ups Videos Related Posts Similar Posts No Related Post Finding Work Today Boomer Fitness Walk, Then Run Beginning Triathlete – Important Triathlon Training Tips Why Do You Need a Heart Rate Monitor?

How To Explain A Job Gap On Your Resume

Career Realism

Don't try to explain an employment gap in your cover letter! Just like a resume, a cover letter is not about you. Unless you learned quite a bit from your job gap experience, then it's not worth mentioning in a cover letter.

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6 Ways To Show Your Network Some Love

Career Realism

In order to build a strong, strategic network, you need to nurture your connections. The best way to do that is to regularly offer value to your network. you need to approach networking with the mindset of "How can we help each other?" Need help growing your professional network?

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8 Ways To Get Your Foot In The Door At Any Company

Career Realism

To maximize your chances of landing an interview, make sure you customize your resume by adding keywords from the job posting and write a disruptive cover letter. If you want FREE career advice in your inbox, subscribe to our newsletter The Daily Dose!

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Here's How To Get FREE Career Tips In Your Inbox Every Day

Career Realism

Are you happy with your career? Do you think you could be doing more, but aren't sure how to go about growing your career to its full potential? There are many reasons why keeping up with this newsletter will help you with your career needs. This includes interview tips, networking advice, resume writing help, and much, much more. The purpose of The Daily Dose is to provide our readers with tips they can use to grow their careers or help them in their job search.

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The 10 Key Components Of A Great Resume

Career Realism

Customized Cover Letter Your cover letter should contain content that is different from your resume and should match up very well with the job description. This means you will need to rewrite your cover letter for each job you apply for.

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Concerned You Have A Weak Resume, CV or Cover Letter? | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

You’ve heard me talk here before about the value of a career coach. You might want to take a look at a career expert directory. But before you do that, read my post about hiring a career expert. But not everyone can afford a career coach. Be sure to check out the posts here in the resume and cover letter category. You can also compare your resume with new friends you meet while networking. Career Girl Need a Career Expert?

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Top 10 People You Must Have In Your Network To Find A Job

Career Realism

So, you know it is important to have the two Qs as you build out your network: quality and quantity. But have you considered the importance of having a well-rounded network? In this labor market, having a strong network is critical to your career success. Happy networking!

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Engaging Your Audience in Job Search – The Cover Letter (Part II.

Boomers Next Step

Contact Podcast Release Submit Article Resources Site Map Home Careers Cover Letters Interviewing Resume Help Age Bias Lifestyle Networking Entrepreneurs Franchising Retirement Start Ups Videos Related Posts Similar Posts No Related Post Finding Work Today Boomer Fitness Walk, Then Run Beginning Triathlete – Important Triathlon Training Tips Why Do You Need a Heart Rate Monitor?

How To Write An Introduction Email To Someone In Your Network

Career Realism

Successful networkers don't just make an effort to meet as many people as they can. They also make an effort to bring people together within their network. When you introduce two connections, your network becomes stronger and more valuable. Happy networking!

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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. Instead, they need to circumvent human resources and connect directly with hiring decision makers, through purposeful networking. Add a P.S. to your cover letter.

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Career Mania 2012 is for YOU!

Career Realism

Don’t spend another year in a demotivating career situation. Get the help you need to make your professional goals a reality with Career Mania. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice career coach expert job mania search

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40 Best Career Counselor Blogs for the Brand New Graduate

Resume Bear

There’s a lot to learn about office culture, time management, keeping jobs and even about what you really want out of a career. Filled with career advice, tips from counselors and coaches and information on how to find a dream job, they’re sure to become frequent reading material for workforce newbies. General Career Advice. These blogs touch on a range of career topics and are great starting places for any confused grad looking for guidance.

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Career Comics: Funny Caption Contest #18

Career Realism

Are you funny but your career isn’t? Enter this week’s career comics contest for a chance to win a free career coaching session. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter blog career coach comics contest funnyProve it!

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Helping Your Network to Help You (Find A Job)

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « The Best Places to Work – Period The Best Places to Work in IT – 1 » Helping Your Network to Help You (Find A Job) “ It’s all about people. to stop shooting his own career in the foot? Communication is the key to helping your network help you with your job search.

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How To Keep Your Job Search From Being Obsolete

reCareered

Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog ageism career career change career coach change cover letter Job job search linkedin networking Planning pre-screen recession resume search optimization social branding subject matter expertise unfair advantageIf your job search is going too slowly, there's a good chance that your own job search methods are holding you back - Because what works has drastically changed in the past few years.

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Top 25 Job Seekers’ New Year’s Resolutions Of 2011

reCareered

Featured Job Search/Career Change reCareered Blog career career change career coach change cover letter Employment hiring interview Job job search keywords networking online reputation management Planning recruiter research resume search optimization social branding subject matter expertiseIt’s a good guess that many readers have finding a new or better job in their New Year’s resolutions.

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It's a Small World – Networking

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « What You Should Know About Working After Retirement Where Have all of the Jobs Gone? I had also worked with one of the two, coincidentally, early in my career at another financial institution (yes, I’ve worked at lots of places). Formal and Informal Job Networking – So exactly what is an “informal&# job network?

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Step Out of Your Comfort Zone – Why are job seekers are afraid to change?

reCareered

Some candidates are afraid to approach new career paths, others afraid to change industry or. Tags: Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog career career change career coach change cover letter Employment fear of change Job job search networking Resume Job seekers are notoriously afraid to embrace change…even though their entire goal is based on change (sure – sometimes the change is thrust upon us).

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Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y Competing for Jobs?

Resume Bear

I asked career coaches, advisers and recruiters if there are any patterns in how job seekers from different generations go about the job search. “Baby Boomers know that the job search is ultimately about relationships, and [they] tend to invest the time in the process of developing relationships,” says Lynne Sarikas, executive director of the MBA Career Center at Northeastern University. Networking works.

How to Build a Powerful Executive Network

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? Networking is the best way to land your next gig. In this slow job market recovery with more competition for opportunities at the top executive level, networking well is more critical than ever.

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WARNING! Don’t Write Your Resume for an Applicant Tracking System

The Undercover Recruiter

One of the fun parts (for me at least) about being a career coach is seeing some of the terrible advice that other people are giving out. Right now, the one of the big fads among career “experts” who completely miss the point is to talk about how to beat Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), those […]. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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New Approved Career Expert: James Wright

Career Realism

James Wright is the founder of JamesWantsToKnowYou.com, a key business strategy developed to drive social media networking initiatives. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Interview Prep Personal Branding Resume & Cover Letter Young Professional blog career coach expert management

Why CareerHMO.com Will Cure Your Career Pain

Career Realism

CareerHMO.com will provide you with a career coach who will cut months off your job search. We guarantee to cure your chronic career pain. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice blog career job management personal search

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Plan & Prepare for Your Interview

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Jobs from the Best Companies to Work for Vol 10 Achieving Effective Career Transitions » Plan & Prepare for Your Interview “ By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. ” – Benjamin Franklin Author Byline: Matthew Warzel Author Website: [link] Know your resume inside and out, line item by line item. Know your cover letter too.

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