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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.

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.

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?

Resume & Cover Letter Tips for Articulating Your Awesomeness

Workology

Resume Words to Avoid. Today, when I opened my inbox and skimmed new messages, I noticed this headline: 6 Words that Kill Your Resume. The blog post that followed began with “Writing a resume seems easy.” For a lot of people, writing a resume doesn’t seem easy.

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.

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.

5 Secrets to Building the Perfect Resume & Cover Letter

Workology

Build your perfect resume in 5 minutes. Check out their wide selection of templates to create the perfect customized online resume. . Assuming that every employee that applies for a job is imminently qualified – and many often are – the thing that will set you apart and get a chance to tell your story in person is a set of personalized marketing material. What is mean by that is the perfect resume. A recruiter spends on average 6 seconds reviewing a resume.

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.”

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. I can’t imagine the sheer number of cover letters and resumes during my professional career in human resources. Cover letters should be one page.

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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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!” Which resume do you think you will favor?

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. 11 Tips For Creating Compelling Cover Letters.

How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Impacts Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

You’re probably aware that, when you’re job-hunting, you need to have a diverse, personal brand-reinforcing online presence , to attract recruiters and employers, when they’re searching for and assessing good-fit candidates. Step one in job search is targeting.

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.

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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. There are many different career websites specifically for women looking for jobs. You don’t want to waste your time applying for a job if the company culture doesn’t fit your views.

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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. I can’t imagine the sheer number of cover letters and resumes during my professional career in human resources. Cover letters should be one page.

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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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.

2017 134

10 Cover Letter Tips You Don’t Want To Miss

Career Alley

Author: MyEasy Resume. ???Here 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).

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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5 Steps to an Executive Cover Letter That Opens Doors

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 ← Are Professional Resume Writers Worth the Expense?

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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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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.

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. Wendy Enelow is the founder and Co-President of Emerald Career Publishing , and also one of few Master Resume Writers in the world. 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 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

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.

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 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.

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What is a Cover Letter (and How do you Write a Good One)?

Blue Sky Resumes

In the old days, before we had email, we all used to mail our resumes off to potential employers. Along with the resume, we would attach a letter explaining why we were the right person for the position. Do you need a cover letter? What goes in a cover letter?

4 Essential Job Search 2.0 Tips for New Grads

Resume Bear

Entering the job market after college can be an incredibly stressful process, but it’s also equally exciting. Here are some job search tips that are applicable to job seekers at any stage but especially designed for the recent graduate. 2) Create a Web Resume.

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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?

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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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. Limit career history on executive resumes.

2012 129

The Art of the Job Search

Workology

The job search is a process. The planning and strategy involved with your job search should begin no less than six months prior to when your job search begins. For your job search to be effective, one must start at the beginning.

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.

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: Good luck in your search.

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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 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.

2014 194

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? They know you want an interview because you have sent them your resume. What there is something wrong with is what I’m afraid your boyfriend is recommending — an overly salesy statement like “I’d like to schedule an interview for this position and will call you next week to discuss a time to meet.”

2 of My Favorite Insider Tips for Executive Resume Writing

Executive Career Brand

Aside from the given personal branding and first-step job search strategies everyone needs to embrace before writing their resume – targeting, research, and relevant keyword development. More Information About Executive Resume and LinkedIn Profile Writing: Stop!