here’s a real-life example of a great cover letter (with before and after versions!)

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I had sworn off sharing more examples of real-life resumes and cover letters for a while because when I’ve done it in the past, I’ve found it supremely frustrating that people want to tear them apart and quibble with details. But a reader just sent me a cover letter that I can’t resist posting, especially because it comes with a “before” version and the “after” version she created after reading the cover letter advice here.

Creating a Personal Branding Statement for an IT Resume

Career Realism

Here are a couple of great examples of branding statements you might use as an IT professional: APPLICATIONS DEVELOPER with 10 years of success developing, testing, implementing, and enhancing numerous applications to meet and exceed diverse business objectives.

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With a strong background in analysis, risk management and strategic planning, I have planned, coordinated, and performed diverse trading functions in various sectors.”. Interview Questions Interview Samples Interview Tips & Advice. Resume Writing Cover Letter Writing Job Success. When it comes to resume/CV writing there is no magic formula to follow that will ensure your resume will be read.

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How Many Resumes Do You Have?

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Whether or not you should have multiple resumes and how many you should have depends on the diversity of your experience and the length (as in number of years) of you experience. However, if you want to cover all of your options – read on.

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Top 5 Things To Do Before An Online Career Fair

Career Realism

When you interact with a recruiter or hiring manager and find yourself happily envisioning a day in the life at their company, you will want to be ready to share with them your updated resume, cover letter, or examples of your work.

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Twitter Turbocharges Executive Job Search and Personal Brand.

Executive Career Brand

Once you build up a strong and diverse following, tweet what kind of job you’re looking for.

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am I not getting hired because I'm gay?

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There are many companies who have LGBT policies and actually looking forward to diversity their workforce. Also that your resume and cover letters are specifically targeted to the individual jobs. How do you deal with confirmation bias and small sample sizes?

coworkers can't see past my Russian accent — Ask a Manager

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Perhaps they are simply curious and seeking better understanding in order to value the diversity around them. It’s no fun playing diversity coach, but whatever you do, don’t be hostile unless you are really sure they’re trying to tick you off.

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short answer Sunday: 8 short answers to 8 short questions

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I respect the diversity of others, and get along well with people of all faiths. short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list am I wrong to be insulted by this rejection letter?

my office is obsessed with weight

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I responded to this post because outside of the office my personal interests & skills are personal training, physical fitness, & competative fitness/body building… but that doesn’t give me permission to be insensitive or inappropriate to differences/diversities in the workplace.

mother bought me plane tickets without asking me if I could get.

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Your mother has no way of knowing whether the big conference you’re working on falls during those dates, or whether your coworker will already be out then and you’re needed to cover for her, etc. Do you read the letters here?

How to Build a Powerful Executive Network

Executive Career Brand

Strategically spreading your personal brand and promise of value across diverse outlets online and offline will link you to opportunities that otherwise may have been invisible to you.

Considering an Executive Career Reinvention?

Executive Career Brand

Executive Career Services Samples - Executive Resume and Biography Targeted Company and Industry Research for Executive Job Search Best of About Meg Master Resume Writer Reach Certified Online Identity Strategist Publications Testimonials Contact Considering an Executive Career Reinvention?

Blue Sky Resumes Featured in Oprah Magazine

Blue Sky Resumes

Blue Sky Resumes Samples Our Process Our Services Free Resume Help About Blog Blue Sky Blog Blue Sky is social! I worked with each woman on a new resume and cover letter to truly clarify and communicate their value proposition.

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People with Social Media

Executive Career Brand

While I believe there is an enormous amount that can be gained from diverse/differing opinions — even disagreements — it helps when it’s in the form of discussions, real time or online, with an attempt to learn and understand or to share different perspectives.