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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.

Q&A With Top Cover Letter Expert

Jobacle

Jobacle recently caught up with Louise Kursmark, co-author of the recently released book 15-Minute Cover Letter , Second Edition. Jobacle: If you had to assign a % to the importance of a good cover letter, what would it be? Instead, consider the following tips.

How to be Aggressive with an Executive Job Search

Professional Resume Services

Being aggressive with an executive job search doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be pushy or demanding. Aggressiveness actually means spending a significant amount of time developing the best resumes and cover letters tailored to the job and company you’re applying for.

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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.

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.

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.

How to Write a Cover Letter that Works

Blue Sky Resumes

Do you think of your cover letter as a summary of your skills and experiences? The truth is that your cover letter is a sales letter – much like the ones created by direct marketers and copywriters to sell products and services. Job Search cover letter

Four Reasons to Follow Up After Not Getting a Promotion

The Job Quest

Of course, he wasn’t happy about the fact that he didn’t get the job, but he wanted to advance in his career. As a result of choosing to follow up on the rejection, several positive things happened: He got more face time with a key decision-maker for that plant.

did I send too many follow-up emails, I’m worried about working with a childhood friend, and more

Ask A Manager

Did I annoy this employer with too many follow-up emails? I recently applied for what is essentially my dream job and got an automated response saying that all applications would receive a reply, whether positive or negative. A week and a half later, I sent a follow-up email, saying that I understood that the application deadline was still a week away but that I wanted to restate my interest in the position. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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Five Myths About Job Searching:

RedStarResume

#1: The smartest person always gets the job. In today’s economy, an employer wants to know that, if required, you are able to complete a wide range of jobs. Having transferrable skills, a can do attitude and a willingness to learn and be involved in all aspects of the business is key to nailing the job interview. #2: Do not get discouraged if you feel that you lack the right skills to get a new job. 4: Applying for jobs online is the only way to find a new job.

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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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

4 Steps to Customizing Your Cover Letter for Any Job | Career.

Career Rocketeer

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…) AN UNFORGETTABLE OPENER Here’s a mistake I see more and more job seekers making… they’re opening line on their cover letter says “please accept this in response to the (position) advertised on….”. Give them fresh information on the cover letter.

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. Step 1 is to take your job search offline!

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How training for a Marathon kept me motivated during my job search

Ms. Career Girl

The post How training for a Marathon kept me motivated during my job search appeared first on Ms. When I first signed up for a marathon it had nothing to do with my job search, rather it was something I’d always wanted to accomplish and decided to go ahead and take on the challenge.

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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.

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. I finally wrote it, and it’s up today over at U.S. which job should I take?

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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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. Must-Read Tips email job search tools

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Showing Your Gratitude During the Job Search

The Job Quest

And yet, the act of writing a letter of gratitude remains one of the most overlooked activities! As luck would have it, Alison Green (@askamanager) also has a post on Thank You notes (and it has sparked quite a debate among job seekers and professionals alike).

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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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when job searching, where is the line between admirable and annoying persistence?

Ask A Manager

I truly feel as though getting this job would be a career changer for me, and I know based on my experience, skills, and what the company says its looking for that I would be a great asset to the company. Should I switch up tactics and contact another employee to see if I can secure an interview that way? After applying for a job, you can reach out by email once … although many hiring managers, myself included, feel that even that is unnecessary and slightly annoying.

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366 Job Search Tips for Every Day of 2016

JobMob

Your job search crash course this year. A job search tip a day keeps the recruiters away closer… This isn’t a checklist. 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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Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y Competing for Jobs?

Resume Bear

There are essentially three generations of job seekers vying for jobs today : Baby Boomers, Generation X or Gen X, and Generation Y or Millennials. ” “They are used to online job searches, emailing résumés and following up via both email and handwritten notes.”

Resume Lingerie and 10 Other Guerrilla Job Search Strategies

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? Maybe it’s time to consider shaking things up and innovating an unconventional search campaign to position yourself above the crowd. Know what job you seek and where you can get that job.

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Did My Resume End up in the Black Hole?

Resume Bear

I have often heard job seekers refer to the application process as a “black hole where resumes go, never to be heard from again”. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BOL), there are 6 job seekers for every opening. Today’s job market is about visibility and differentiation.

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Ex-Boss Won't Give Recommendation

Career Realism

AH-HA MOMENT AUTHORS APPLICATION TAKE THE FREE QUIZ WINNERS APPROVED EXPERTS BECOME AN EXPERT EXPERT BENEFITS EXPERT SCHEDULE INTERVIEW PREP PERSONAL BRANDING RESUME & COVER LETTER YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SCORING AN INTERNSHIP C-TWIPS FEATURED TWEETS ORIGINAL PROJECT T.A.P.

HOW TO: 8 Ways to Use Your Executive Biography

Executive Career Brand

As a basic brand and career communications plan for executive job search, I recommend starting with an executive resume, biography and Linkedin profile. A bio comes into play in many ways, for job search and beyond. A resume is an obvious job search tool.

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9 Job Search Tools Every Job Hunter Must Use

JobMob

Call it the 21st Century Job Hunter’s Toolbox. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Use all of the following tools in order to make the most of your job search and minimize the time it takes to land a job.

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10 Tips: Asking For Recommendations On LinkedIn | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [09.27.10] View Comments 10 Tips: Asking For Recommendations On LinkedIn So I’ve decided to spend a good portion of the week on getting and using references. And it took up half the Q&A portion of the morning.

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College Grad, Job Bound, Late Summer Job Search Vol 2

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Restarting Your Job Search When All Else Fails – Vol 1 The Best Companies to Work for – Vol 13 » College Grad, Job Bound, Late Summer Job Search Vol 2 “ Doing the job right the first time gets the job done. Doing the job wrong 14 times gives you job security.

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8 Savvy Tips for Snaring a Job Online in Our Robust Economy

Ms. Career Girl

Job growth is expected to remain healthy in 2018 , and whether you’re unemployed or are looking for a better fit, jobs are available. Online applications are now the way of the job-search world, and standing out in the crowd isn’t easy. Follow up by email.

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short answer Saturday: another job search edition — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: another job search edition January 29, 2011 We did a job search edition of short answer Saturday last week , but the questions keep piling up so here’s another one. which job should I take?

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How Do I Find Jobs on LinkedIn?

Ms. Career Girl

The post How Do I Find Jobs on LinkedIn? LinkedIn has rapidly become the leading job search platform where members from every industry and job function can: Quickly find career opportunities in any location. Save interesting jobs for later resume submission.

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will looking like a teenager harm my job search?

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager will looking like a teenager harm my job search? I’ve tried getting a more mature hair cut, dressing older, wearing make up, etc… but it doesn’t help much. What can I do to make up for this disadvantage?

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short answer Saturday: job search edition — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: job search edition January 22, 2011 It’s short answer Saturday: six short answers to six short questions. Is it better to respond to a job ad immediately or wait a few days? which job should I take?

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Five Quick Tips for Effective Networking in a Job Search | Boomers.

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? You are not asking for a job, you are asking for their wisdom. People rarely have jobs.

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There is No Such Thing As LUCK in Landing a New Job

Resume Boutique

Successful job seekers own the process. The most successful of them took full ownership of the process, maximized their resources, and never gave up. Some successful job seekers will tell you it was just luck. We drafted the resume and several cover letters immediately.

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Losing Your Job Sucks– 8 Steps to Secure Your Next Job

Competitive Resumes

Losing your job is never easy. A job loss situation is often followed by confusion, frustration, pain, etc. But how you react to your job loss is more important. And they have helped me secure new jobs in a short time (even recently). Start Applying for jobs.

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my employer wants me to apologize for job-searching, how far back should your resume go, and more

Ask A Manager

I was laid off a couple of months ago and took another job to help pay the bills. I don’t know if I’m supposed to apologize for something being on her desk, or for looking for jobs. Be prepared, though, for the possibility that may not want to, because they could very reasonably feel burned by you moving on soon after they hired you — although that depends in part on the nature of the job.). But I never get the job. It’s five answers to five questions.

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7 Ways to Avoid the Black Hole of Online Job Applications

Workology

Go online and find thousands and thousands of jobs or internship postings. The listings are on job boards, search engines as well as company websites. You read the job descriptions and requirements. Your contacts will then point you to jobs to apply for.

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things that aren't good ideas #78

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager things that aren’t good ideas #78 March 22, 2011 The reader who received the cover letter excerpted below described it as “things that make your heart break,&# and I have to agree. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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job listing asks candidates to submit a headshot — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager job listing asks candidates to submit a headshot February 1, 2011 A reader writes: I’m applying around for part-time office work. unless you’re applying for an acting or modeling job. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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