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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.

10 Tips for a Better Cover Letter

Ms. Career Girl

The post 10 Tips for a Better Cover Letter appeared first on Ms. Learning how to write a cover letter that provides insight about your experience, desire to work for a company, and personality can make a big difference in how many job interviews you get.

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.

4 Key Cover Letter Strategies to Get you Noticed

Careers Done Write

The cover letter remains a critical component of a successful job search despite what you may hear anecdotally. Achieving success in your job search is about catching a potential employer’s eye while minimizing your risk. cover letter

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?” Hiring managers still want to see resumes of potential candidates and those selected for interviews.

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. She offers effective strategies for scoring face-to-face interviews and answers several of our questions.

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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11 Tips For Creating Compelling Cover Letters

Career Realism

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. Related: 3 Easy Steps To A Quick Cover Letter Makeover.

SOLD — Much Ado About Cover Letters for Resume

Workology

Your resume and cover letter should be treated much like home owners do when selling their house. Because a lot of my background is seasonal and mass hiring, I estimate to have facilitated over 30,000 interviews. Cover letters should be one page.

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! “ But the most important tool in your Job Search Marketing Toolkit is of course your Resume.

Boost Your Resume With A Great Cover Letter

Career Realism

Picture this: Someone hands you a resume without saying anything, and a few seconds later, someone else hands you a resume, saying, “This person seems like just what we’re looking for and he is really interested in the job!” Related: 3 Tips For Writing A Successful Cover Letter.

3 Tips For Writing A Successful Cover Letter

Career Realism

Job seekers without a flair for writing and storytelling may find it painfully difficult to put together an impressive cover letter. The most common way they start their cover letter is with words like, “I’m very pleased to submit my application.”

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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SOLD — Much Ado About Cover Letters for Resume

Workology

Your resume and cover letter should be treated much like home owners do when selling their house. Because a lot of my background is seasonal and mass hiring, I estimate to have facilitated over 30,000 interviews. Cover letters should be one page.

5 Steps to an Executive Cover Letter That Opens Doors

Jennifer Anthony

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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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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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. Select 8-10 people (or more) from your list above with whom you’ve worked for a good amount of time, and you know will give you a strong recommendation.

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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.

10 Cover Letter Tips You Don’t Want To Miss

Career Alley

Here are 10 Cover Letter Tips that will help you create a powerful and effective cover letter. With a bit of persistence you should be able to locate the name of the contact that you are to send your cover letter to if you do not have it already. If for some reason, that information in unattainable, you can address the letter with a name such as “Dear Human Resource Manager or Dear Job Search Committee).

Four Invaluable Tips to Job Search Less And Interview More

Workology

Just how tiring is to have to start all over again and dive into the atrocious process that is job searching and interviews? It’s never just about job hunting. Wouldn’t it be just great if we could completely skip these steps and jump straight to the interview?

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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.

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?

My Job Search Journey

Ms. Career Girl

I’ve gone back and forth about whether or not to write about my job search. From the reason behind the decision to leave the agency world to the interview process itself, it’s been a roller coaster of a journey. career job search

5 Key Steps to a Cover Letter that Opens Doors

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 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?

What a Cover Letter Hook Might Encompass

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.

Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Planning

Career Alley

There are some basic tips you can follow to target your job search that will minimize the time spent and maximize the results. How you spend your time during your job search is critical. You should also evaluate time spent on job search tasks versus results.

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should my cover letter explicitly ask for an interview?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: What is your opinion on asking for a job interview at the bottom of a cover letter? You’ve already asked for an interview by applying. They know you want an interview because you have sent them your resume. job searching lies your career center told you I can understand that small to mid-sized companies are more likely to respond to this.

5 Must-Do’s To Land More Executive Job Interviews

Executive Career Brand

When you’re in executive job search mode, landing a coveted interview is like hitting the jackpot. Sometimes you’re lucky, and job interviews come easily, despite your lack of focused and concerted effort. 2 Important Executive Job Search Caveats.

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How to Use LinkedIn Wisely During Job Search

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Use LinkedIn Wisely During Job Search appeared first on Ms. There’s no magic word to include in your cover letter and no secret phrase to put in your resume that will guarantee an interview at your dream employer. Image: Got a Job Tamra.

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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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6 Hazardous Roads to an Unsuccessful Job Search

Competitive Resumes

Welcome back to “The Voice of Job Seekers” podcast, this is Mark, your host of the show. This is a solo edition of the podcast where I will lend my views in some areas where your job search possibly needs help. 6 Hazardous Roads to an Unsuccessful Job Search.

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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. And yet I know many of you are still unconverted and since I would like you to actually get interviews, I’m going to continue to beat you over the head about this.

Job Search Support – Great Holiday Gift Ideas

Career Alley

If it’s not one thing (European debt worries) , it’s another (companies imploding), all of which leads to reduced hiring and a prolonged “lack of recovery” Heading into the holiday season, the stress of looking for a job can be even more overwhelming, further compounded by a natural annual slowdown in hiring as most companies are focused on completing next year’s budgets. Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0: Interview Accessories for Men.

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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. When those don’t work, call the receptionist to simply ask to whom to address your letter. (If

New Job Search in a New Town

Careers Done Write

My husband and I recently relocated to the Northeast from California and I had to leave my job so he could get a promotion. I don’t have many contacts in this area and I have been submitting my résumé via the job boards; but I am having no luck. Ask Deb job search

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5 Tips for Successful Job Search Networking

Career Alley

As you add contacts (or renew old contacts) during your job search, you should also “refresh” your relationships on a regular basis while looking for a job. A phone call or email letting them know that you are actively looking for a job should suffice.

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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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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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Inspiration For Your Job Search

Jennifer Anthony

Feeling borderline hopeless that you’ll never get the interview or another offer? If you’re unemployed, about to be laid off, or just in an endless search for a new role or opportunity, at times the process can seem daunting, overwhelming, or even frustrating.

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