Do Cover Letters Really Matter in Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

Opinions vary on whether or not cover letters are even read – or needed – in job search. The reality is that plenty of people will be expecting a cover letter (or covering email message), and favor candidates with well-written ones that convey personality. Why Cover Letters Are Important. Are you willing to risk skipping the cover letter and take the chance that the people you’ve sent your resume to won’t care?

3 Reasons Why Job Boards Could Hinder Your Search

Career Realism

At one time, job boards were the way to go for job seekers. It's where you could post your resume for employers and recruiters to view, and apply to job openings. But you can't build an effective job search strategy around applying for jobs on job boards.

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Do I Really Need a Cover Letter for My Executive Resume?

Executive Career Brand

But it’s been more than 5 years since you were in a job search. Back then, you knew it was important to include a cover letter with your resume. Or is the cover letter a dying relic? If you’re mostly responding to job board postings, you probably don’t need a cover letter. the vast majority of jobs come through networking your way into your target companies, NOT from job boards. More About Executive Job Search.

Use Job Boards for Research … Not to Find Jobs

Executive Career Brand

I hesitate suggesting you use job boards at all, because in my experience, too many executive job seekers spend way too much time on them, responding to job postings. Be aware that, although an estimated 95% of job seekers use job boards to find jobs, only about 5% of them will land jobs directly through them. Job descriptions may not truly represent the job. How to Use Job Boards for Research. ?

What Are the Best Internet Job Boards for C-Level Executives?

Professional Resume Services

Finding the right job board will enhance the power of resumes and cover letters. You hire an executive resume writer to help you perfect resumes and cover letters , but how are you actually finding the ideal job? There are many job boards where people can network and make connections that can lead to new career opportunities. However, general job boards won’t provide the same results as niche markets.

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Are Bigger Niche Job Boards Always Better?

Career Alley

Author Byline: An exceptional resume authority, Jessica Hernandez and her team of credentialed writers partner with professional- and executive-level candidates to open doors to jobs at prestigious corporations, achieving over a 99% interview-winning success rate. This can even be the case when deciding which job boards to use within your niche. Criteria for Choosing Your Niche Job Board. Related posts: Overwhelmed with Job Search – Job Search Boards.

Screw the Cover Letter

Water Cooler Wisdom

« Going Back to School as an Adult (Part II) | Main | Healthcare Organizations Lead the Innovation Charge » October 04, 2010 Screw the Cover Letter I don’t believe that job seekersshould use cover letters. When companies ask you to send aresume and a cover letter, it’s usually in the context of a job requisitionthat is posted online.   Do not ask them if theyknow of any job openings at this stage.

How to Write a Cover Letter

Position Ignition

No matter how impressive your resume may be, few employers will bother to look at it unless your cover letter catches their interest. Writing a stellar cover letter is an achievable goal for anyone that is willing to put in the time and effort it takes to hone a few short introductory paragraphs to perfection. Here are some of the most common reasons a person applies for a particular job: 1. Say so in the body of your cover letter.

7 Features Of Effective E-Cover Letters

Career Realism

Related: The E-Note: 2014’s New Cover Letter? Gone are the days when we could wax poetic in paragraph after paragraph in our job seeking correspondence. Nowadays, learning to write shorter, tighter cover letters can mean the difference between getting an interview — or ending up in the reject pile. Using e-notes, or electronic cover letters, can give you an even bigger leg up, especially when applying via job board, e-mail, or company website.

BLOG.COMPETITIVERESUMES.NET: Common Cover Letter Errors

Competitive Resumes

The Voice Of Job Seekers.from the page of an empathetic resume writer. The Voice of The Job Seeker Blog. Today’s job seeker must manage more than his or her résumé, cover letter, references on web job boards. The complex lives of the unemployed and underemployed have solutions but will not simplify thedaily complicated challenges confronting all job seekers. Here are some pitfalls to be avoided when sending out a cover letter.

5 Cover Letter Must-Avoids | ResumeToReferral.com

Resume to Referral

Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Incredible Job Interview Techniques Jobseeker Cartoon – Where Are The Jobs? » 5 Cover Letter Must-Avoids A cover letter carries a lot of weight, when written correctly. It serves as an introduction — more specifically, a job-search agent for introducing you to those on the other end. Why should I care about writing an amazing cover letter?

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10 Cover Letter Tips (Booklet) | ResumeToReferral.com

Resume to Referral

Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « IT Jobs Abound! 5 Tips for Getting the Most Value Out of Job Boards » 10 Cover Letter Tips (Booklet) Written by Teena Rose, CoverLetterCentral.com Writing an effective cover letter is getting tougher and tougher. How do you start the cover letter? These questions cover issues we all struggle with, so don’t feel alone.

Job Boards

Guerrilla Job Hunting

Guerrilla Job Hunting Home Subscribe FREE-Guerrilla Job Search Tips! Top 5 Dos & Don’ts Debt Advice on How to get a job in a recession Debt Advice on New Economy Rules… Break Free : Put America back to work. David Perry aka The Rogue Recruiter on How to get a job in a recession TypePad Profile Get updates on my activity. Limit yourself to two or three major boards like: Monster, CareerBuilder and probablyyour local newspaper’s job board if they have one.

Sometimes Cover Letters Do Help – An exception to the rule

reCareered

Most of the time, cover letters can hurt your job search more than help it. There are some cases when a well crafted, very succinct cover letter is just what you need. Cover Letters Featured reCareered Blog career career change career coach cover letter Job Job board job search ResumeContinued at [link].

Is LinkedIn the best job board? « Career Brander

Career Brander

Career Brander Blog About Career Brander « Job Interviewing: Top Ten Traits Hiring Managers Are Looking For Reputation Defender or Reputation Creator? » Is LinkedIn the best job board? Career Brander advocates a much more targeted job search campaign that focuses on,personal branding, best-fit target companies, data mining, networking and establishing web spiders through tools that help uncover the hidden job market , such as Job Search Radar.

How To Customize A Cover Letter For A Specific Job Opening

Career Realism

After months of searching the job boards, you’ve found the job you have been waiting for. All that’s left is to send in a resume and get that face-to-face interview, and the job could be yours. Related: 4 Inside Secrets To Writing A Great Cover Letter. The answer: by creating the best cover letter possible. Make The Cover Letter Specific To The Position. You tailor the cover letter to the job itself.

How to Write an Irresistible Cover Letter

Corn on the Job

Due to the fact that the processes of applying for most jobs occur online, job seekers no longer take writing cover letters seriously. The truth is that cover letters are still relevant and you have absolutely nothing to lose if it’s submitted along with your resume. College students are not left out in the issue of writing cover letters. Here are some tips to consider for writing cover letters that will get you hired.

How To Write A Cover Letter That Will Get You Hired

Career Realism

Can you write a cover letter that will actually land you the job? I’m sure there are unique cases where someone has written a cover letter that has played a major role in their candidacy, but to say that universally, a cover letter could get you hired is a pretty far stretch. I think job seekers should instead aim to write a cover letter that gets their resume read—or even plays an instrumental role in getting them the interview.

7 Ways to Workout and Exercise To Strengthen Your Cover Letter

Competitive Resumes

The Voice Of Job Seekers.from the page of an empathetic resume writer. The Voice of The Job Seeker Blog. Today’s job seeker must manage more than his or her résumé, cover letter, references on web job boards. The complex lives of the unemployed and underemployed have solutions but will not simplify thedaily complicated challenges confronting all job seekers. It was a year ago I wrote a brief treatise about cover letter errors.

5 Great Alternatives To Job Boards

Career Realism

I wonder if most job seekers believe that all job listings are only on job boards. I hear from job seekers all the time who are searching for jobs only on Monster, CareerBuilder, or some other big name job board—and they’re wondering why it’s taking them so long to find a job. Or they’re getting extremely frustrated because they’re applying to countless jobs and not getting very many responses. Job Search career

6 Tricks to Increase Your Odds on Job Boards

Career Realism

Major job boards like CareerBuilder and Monster are one of the most popular ways for companies to develop a candidate pool when looking to fill an open position. Job Search Resume & Cover Letter blog career management online profile recruiter resumeCareerBuilder alone boasts 2 million unique users per month according to a report by Cnet News last year. With unemployment at its.

5 Reasons Why Job Boards Aren’t As Effective Anymore

Career Realism

At one time, job boards were the way to go for job seekers. It’s where you could post your resume for employers and recruiters to view, and apply to job openings. Related: Reactive Vs. Proactive Job Search Strategies. Job boards are simply not as effective anymore since there are social media outlets like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter where you can pretty much network your way to the right contacts. How To Job Search While You’re Still Employed.

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Facebook: The Untapped Job Board

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? How do you find a job today?

ResumeBear Helps Job Seekers With 3 New Partnerships

Resume Bear

ResumeBear announced 3 new partnerships today in their continued march toward being the premier job board in the United States. ResumeBear announced 3 new partnerships today in their continued march toward being the premier job board in the United States. “We were immediately impressed with the technology, tools, and resources provided by ResumeBear, and by their focus on helping the job seeker succeed.”

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Are Larger Niche Job Boards Always Better?

Career Rocketeer

Does a larger job board imply greater visibility or more exposure? This can even be the case when deciding which job boards to use within your niche. Of course, niche job boards could be considered the smaller version of the generic job boards that are usually larger and more popular. A great way to find out is to look for reviews of or testimonials for the job board. Job Search Ad1 SEO1

Five Truths About Executive Job Hunting in 2016

Professional Resume Services

The best resume writing service can help you succeed in your job hunt. Much like the rest of the world, the ways we look for and find jobs is rapidly changing thanks to the advent of technology. The same goes for anyone on the hunt for a new job position, especially at an executive level. We can help you learn how to stay afloat in this new job hunting environment. Ditch the Job Board.

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12 Ways to Speed Up Your Job Search

The Undercover Recruiter

Finding a job can take a long time, even when you do everything right on your end. 12 Ways to Speed Up Your Job Search. Career Management Job Search Cover Letter employment Interview Job Board job search LinkedIn portfolio Recruiter Resume & CV Writing

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should you post your resume on online job boards?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I have a job I really enjoy, but with a few critical caveats. We’re constantly hiring as people cycle out–mostly through school job sites, but also largely through one particular recruiter, though she’s become less responsive as the turnover has stayed so high. Do you recommend that passive job seekers post resumes on job search sites? Is “passive” job seeking a figment of my imagination?

Why Applying At Online Job Boards Is A Big Waste Of Time 

Career Realism

What’s the first thing you do when you’re looking for a job? Head to the job boards. Related: 3 Great Activities To Keep Your Job Search Moving. You check out the “careers” section of different companies, scan Craigslist, Monster, Indeed, and other huge job networks. But do you know how many applications a typical job posting receives? Based on those numbers, your chance of getting the job is a measly 0.4%. Company job portals aren’t any better.

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

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 ← How to Make a Perfect Plan For Your Job Search How to Make Sure That Your Resume’s Formatting is Perfect → TheLadders: Job-board salary fraud? Posted on February 10, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony TheLadders: Job-board salary fraud?

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

The Undercover Recruiter

Business Cover Letter Tips CV Tips Job Search Resume Tips ATS Career HR managers Job Board job seekers Networking personal referrals resume tips search engine 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.

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5 Reasons Why Your Executive Resume Is Not Working

Executive Career Brand

Many executive job seekers are in a rut, spinning their wheels. But somehow, their resumes are not doing their job – generating interest and interviews. These posts will help you, 7 Tips to Build Your Executive Job Search Target Companies List and Best Ways and Places to Research Your Target Employers. It’s a boring, tedious job. More in my series of posts The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search. Don’t ignore job boards entirely.

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Back to the Job Hunting Basics

The Undercover Recruiter

If your New Year’s Resolution is to change jobs in 2015, go back to the basics of job hunting to stand yourself in the best stead. Yes it’s boring to keep tweaking your CV and it feels more productive to be scouring job boards. Back to the Job Hunting Basics. Branding & Identity Career Management Cover Letter Tips CV Tips Interview Tips Job Search Personal Branding Resume Tips Cover Letter Interview Job Hunting job search preparation

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What’s the Best Executive Resume Format and Length?

Executive Career Brand

When I speak with executive job seekers, one of the first things they often ask me is how their resume stacks up. Many of them have never been in a job search or haven’t faced one for a number of years. Often these lucky job seekers haven’t needed a resume, and have missed the boat on the new resume strategies. They also often don’t understand best practices for executive job search , and that networking is the best way to land a best-fit new gig.

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4 Ways to Choose an Ideal Niche Job Board

Career Rocketeer

Using a niche job board is a great way to gain access to employers in your field who are looking for talent while also giving them access to you as a skilled job applicant. But since there are tons of great niche job boards to choose from, how do you find the right one for you? Look for Top-Ranked Sites There are a number of websites that take time to list the best niche job boards out there according to their own ranking systems.

10 Steps to Executive Job Search Success

Executive Career Brand

Many of the c-suite and senior-level executives I work with haven’t faced a job search in 5, 10 or even 15 years or more. If they’ve changed jobs over that time, they were sought after by executive recruiters and managed to circumvent the job search process. And there are those who truly have job security, at least for the time being, but are dissatisfied with their job or their company. Is Google Plus Useful for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search?

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7 Tips to Build Your Executive Job Search Target Companies List

Executive Career Brand

Many executive job seekers resist targeting select employers, because they don’t want to limit their search. These job search materials are marketing communications. It may seem counterintuitive, but the more you niche your marketing and job search efforts towards specific employers, the more appealing you’ll be as a candidate. 7 Tips To Pin Down a Target List of Companies for Job Search. People you can trust, especially if you need to keep your search under cover.

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Why Is My Executive Job Search Taking So Long?

Executive Career Brand

Executive job search in the digital age is hard! Most job seekers don’t know what to do, what not to do, what the first steps are, whether they need help, and basically, how to stage a successful job search campaign. 5 Reasons Your Executive Job Search is Taking Too Long. as you network your way into the “hidden” job market, where most jobs reside. You’re Sabotaging Your Efforts By Spending Too Much Time on Job Boards. I won’t sugarcoat it.

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BLOG.COMPETITIVERESUMES.NET: 7 Ways to Workout and Exercise To.

Competitive Resumes

The Voice Of Job Seekers.from the page of an empathetic resume writer. The Voice of The Job Seeker Blog. Today’s job seeker must manage more than his or her résumé, cover letter, references on web job boards. The complex lives of the unemployed and underemployed have solutions but will not simplify thedaily complicated challenges confronting all job seekers. It was a year ago I wrote a brief treatise about cover letter errors.

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How to Conquer Ageism in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

These tricks are ineffectual now that personal information exists about each of us online (whether or not we’ve put it there), and people sourcing and assessing job seekers are Googling potential candidates’ names before reaching out to them. Start by targeting your job search , and defining the true value you offer those particular target employers, so that you can position yourself as someone who will step in and take care of particular problems facing them right now.

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Are You Executive Job Search-Ready?

Executive Career Brand

7 Questions to Test Your Preparedness for Executive Job Search. I guess no one is really ready for a job-hunt until they’re forced into it, but I’ve found that many new job seekers dive in before understanding how today’s executive job search works. Without knowing better, they rush to quickly update their resumes with generic information, and get it out there on the job boards fast. 7 Questions to Test Your Preparedness for Executive Job Search.

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Career Advice – How To Recognize Fake Job Ads

reCareered

Fake job postings definitely are out there, from my personal experience. Featured Job Boards reCareered Blog career career change career coach cover letter Employment headhunter hiring interview Job Job board job search Planning recruiter research Resume resume search optimizationHere's some career advice about how to best deal with them. Continued at [link].

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Can I Land My Dream Executive Job Even If I’m Under-Qualified?

Executive Career Brand

So many times when I first speak with my executive job-seeking clients, they feel compelled to discuss their shortcomings. But they’re very concerned that they don’t have what it takes to land the kinds of jobs they want and, frankly, deserve. It’s no surprise that people anticipating job search have anxiety about whether they have what it takes. After all, executive job search is a major life event. Network their way into jobs there.

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