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Are Cover Letters a Thing of the Past?

Professional Resume Services

The two traditional components needed to apply for a job include a cover letter and a resume. As technology and the job searching process has evolved, though, many people wonder whether it’s still necessary to include a cover letter with their application.

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?

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?” How to Get Feedback and Insights from Experts Regarding Your Resume and 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? Avoid sending a letter “To whom it may concern.”

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.

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.

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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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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The Ultimate Job Search Survival Guide for Women Executives

Professional Resume Services

However, the job search for women is still difficult, so here are some tips to consider. Network With Other Female Executives. The power of networking is huge for women looking to land an executive role.

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5 Common Executive Job Search Dilemmas

Executive Career Brand

In job search, there are many potential pitfalls that sabotage or prolong the search. Here are 5 challenges facing many executive job seekers, and ways to overcome them: 1. Circumvent the gatekeepers and network into the goldmine of hidden jobs.

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5 Mistakes That Can Derail Your Confidential Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Whether you foresee a layoff coming, have decided to move to another company, or you’re pursuing a career transition, chances are you’ll be conducting a stealth job search. You want to hang on to your existing job, while you’re looking for another one.

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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.

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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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.

2013 219

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. Network. Develop A Job Search Strategy.

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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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Your Job Search Letters with Wendy Enelow

Competitive Resumes

Modernize Your Job Search Letters, Get Noticed…Get Hired is a compilation of sample job search documents. Her company publishes resources for job seekers and help career professionals who advise them. Job Search

2017 195

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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How to Feel Empowered Throughout Your Job Search

Ms. Career Girl

Much of this uncertainty stems from the inevitable career search, that hunt for stability and purpose. But job searches aren’t just for recent graduates. It is possible to feel empowered as you search for employment, no matter how long that search lasts.

2018 186

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.

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?

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.

5 Things Executive Recruiters Want: Executive Job Search Best Practices

Executive Career Brand

According to a recent survey by ExecuNet , a private membership organization supporting senior-level executive job seekers with job opportunities, resources and job search help, top recruiters identified several clearcut do’s and don’ts: 1. Executive resumes need cover letters. 70% of recruiters said they pass over a resume sent without a cover letter. Nearly half recommended giving a salary range.

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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.

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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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.

5 Job Search Tips for Prospective Graduates

Career Alley

” – Theodore Roosevelt As the job market continues to struggle, the need to remain competitive remains crucial for new and prospective graduates. Students should develop a proactive strategy for their job search to gain an advantage.

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Best Job Search Tactics for Medical Professionals

Career Alley

Trained personnel are needed in jobs such as medical assistant, massage therapist, medical transcriptionist and physical therapy assistant. Volunteering is also a great chance to network. Many jobs in the medical field either require or offer certification.

2013 209

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. Include Recommendations and Endorsements.

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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.

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. A good cover letter effectively conveys those qualities. which job should I take?

4 No-fail Tricks to Capturing Awesome Letters of Recommendation

Career Realism

Here are some tips on how to capture that awesome letter of recommendation, before you actually need it. Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice blog career expert letters management recommendationBe proactive and think ahead of the curve. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

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.

2016 152

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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3 Persuasive Ways To Use LinkedIn Recommendations

Career Realism

3 Persuasive Ways To Use LinkedIn Recommendations. Everyone knows you should get recommendations on LinkedIn, but few are aware of the most persuasive ways to use them to get your dream job. RELATED : 3 Ways To Ask For LinkedIn Recommendations.

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

Executive Job Search: How Recruiters and Employers Find Candidates.

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?

2010 226

Job Search Secrets

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 in IT – 1 College Grad Job Search – Let the Good Times Roll Vol 1 » Job Search Secrets “ Listen, Do you want to know a secret?, Job search secrets. These sites run the full range from advice to jobs. Good luck in your search.

2010 136

Oh, How the New LinkedIn Has Changed!

Executive Career Brand

I just completed updating my 3 executive job search ebooks. Most of the strategies I recommend in them haven’t changed much over the past year but, as I got into LinkedIn particulars, I quickly realized that my content updates were going to take a lot longer than I anticipated.

2017 149

8 Job Search Mobile Apps To Get it Done

Competitive Resumes

If you’re the type to rely on their smartphone for everything, then you probably want to use it for your job search , too – if you aren’t already, that is. If your resumes and cover letters are Word documents, then you can now access and edit them right through your phone.

2016 130

3 Persuasive Ways To Use LinkedIn Recommendations

Career Realism

Everyone knows you should get recommendations on LinkedIn, but few are aware of the most persuasive ways to use them to get your dream job. After all, that’s what it really comes down to… getting a job that excites you, with a company that you feel proud to be a part of.

Inspiration For Your Job Search

Jennifer Anthony

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. What I am trying to do is get you to be creative in your job search.

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