Cover Letter 101: Targeting Your Executive Cover Letter

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Professional Resume Services can help you craft excellent and effective cover letters for resumes. Most recruiters look at a cover letter to screen for applicants before they even consider looking at a resume.

Cover Letters Do’s and Don’ts to Land Your Dream Job

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There are two types of job seekers today: those who think cover letters are somewhat fun to write, and those who think they are a complete waste of time. Regardless of where your feelings are, cover letters for your resume are more important today than ever before.

Here’s the Best Cover Letter Advice

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Your cover letter and resume must stand out. Cover letters for resumes may be a necessity, but they are often seen as a stumbling block. While this is partially true, there is much more to creating a great cover letter that makes a difference.

Details to Include in Your Executive Cover Letter

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You spend so much time writing the perfect resume, so why do you have to exhaust the same amount of time and effort on a cover letter? The little known fact about resumes and cover letters is they go hand-in-hand in most cases.

3 Common Executive Cover Letter Mistakes

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Writing executive resume cover letters is challenging enough. Executives may spend a significant amount of time writing their cover letter, only to have a simple mistake cost them the job. Employers aren’t going to spend a lot of time reading a cover letter.

What Should You Always Incorporate Into Your Cover Letter?

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These additions and changes will make your cover letter great! Cover letters are and have always been one of the trickiest parts of the job hunting process. Just like your resume, your cover letter should be targeted to the employer.

3 Ways to Figure Out Who to Address a Cover Letter To

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The most basic piece of advice to consider with your executive resume cover letter is to make the greeting personal. The generic greeting of “To Whom It May Concern” is no longer an acceptable way to begin your cover letter, as it’s too impersonal.

The Importance of an Executive Cover Letter

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Do you want to know a secret about resumes and cover letters? Employers sometimes put more emphasis on a cover letter than they do a resume, so not focusing on yours can significantly reduce your chances of landing a job. Cover Letters Make You Stand Out.

Do Cover Letters Really Matter in Executive Job Search?

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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.

How to Write a Fantastic Executive Cover Letter

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Writing a cover letter for a resume is important. Resumes aren’t the only thing you have to worry about when you’re trying to land the job you’ve always wanted. Most people start with “Dear Sir or Madam” with no thought to who may read the letter.

10 Cover Letter Tips

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Cover letter writing may seem like a necessary evil when you are looking for work, but it is no less important than preparing your resume. Taking the time to craft your cover letter well will increase your chances of getting that all-important interview - and a job offer. Here are some short, sweet, and to the point cover letter writing tips to chew on to help you reach your goal. Cover letters Writing Tips

Skip The Cover Letter?

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When you are busy organizing job descriptions and sending out hundreds of resumes, the last thing you want to do is to think about composing yet another document. After all, many employers do not ask for a cover letter , and many of them may not take the time to read one.

Why Are Cover Letters So Important for Your Resume?

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Cover letters for resumes are extremely important. Outstanding cover letters can turn a middle-of-the-road candidate into a top contender. By its very nature, a resume is usually dry and fact based. Consider What to Include in a Cover Letter.

How to Take Your Executive Cover Letter to the Next Level

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Many executives sit down to write their resumes and cover letters thinking it will be simple. Resumes are generally about facts and statistics, but the cover letter takes a different approach.

Four Major Cover Letter Mistakes

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Often job seekers will ask me what they can do to improve their cover letter. The answer varies for each person; however, there are four major cover letter mistakes that I frequently see. Perhaps you have made one of these four major cover letter mistakes?

The Importance Of A Cover Letter

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A list of “ 20 Things Every Twentysomething Should Know How To Do ” has, among things like “parallel park” and “respond to criticism,” the ability to “write a cover letter” at number 16.

Why Should You Tailor Your Resume and Cover Letter?

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The best executive resume should be customized for the job. It may be easier to write one cover letter and resume and use it for every job to which you want to apply. Hiring personnel often receive hundreds of resumes for every job listing they release.

Writing The Perfect Cover Letter

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When applying for a job it can be easy to assume that your resume is the most important part of your job application. While your resume is vital and helps to list your skills and experience in order to match you to a job, it isn’t the only thing that you need to include in your application.

What To Include In Your Cover Letter

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It is easy to get carried away with concentrating on your resume and making sure this is up to scratch but that isn’t the only direction your concentration and efforts should be pointed. It is reading this letter that will help them decide whether or not to read your resume.

Cover Letter Basics and the Biggest Mistake to Avoid

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For some strange reason there is a great deal written about how to craft the perfect resume, but much less attention is focused on the cover letter. The fact is that quite often it is the cover letter that the convinces the reader to even bother looking at your resume.

The Top Reason Your Cover Letter Is Important

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Some will tell you that nobody reads cover letters any more, so there’s no good reason to write them. There are many helpful hints on writing your cover letter and it is a good idea to read up on this skill before you start drafting yours.

Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Cover Letters

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Cover letters are a bit of a lost art and, I’m sure you’re wondering why you need one. Why You Need a Cover Letter: Lets you provide your personal response to the specifics of the job opportunity and why you are a good fit.

Make Your Cover Letter Perfect: A Jobseeker’s Checklist

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While learning how to write a cover letter for a job application is no one’s idea of a good time. A cover letter not only serves as your very first point of contact with a hiring leader, but it’s an opportunity to stand out in a sea of applicants with similar skills and qualifications.

Tips For Cover Letters — Your First Impression Counts Big

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Your cover letter is that first impression for your resume and its quality will often determine whether or not that resume gets attention. Here are some simple tips to keep in mind when you are writing your cover letter: Do your homework.

Ask The Experts: Cover Letter and Resume Transformation

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Recently, I was honored to be among industry experts discussing current trends in resumes and cover letters on a Mashable Biz Chat. How can someone truly make their resume stand out from the competition? What features are important to showcase on someone’s resume?

Writing a Unique Cover Letter

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One reason so many job seekers hate writing cover letters is because they find it difficult to write something unique. There is a lot of pressure to write that one-in-a-million killer cover letter, especially in a crowded job market. cover letter

Cover Letter Tone: Formal or Friendly?

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When creating cover letters, a common mistake is to essentially use the same letter every time. This is a bad idea and you can be certain that your generic letter is seen as such by those who read it. You cannot craft a decent cover letter without specifics.

5 Cover Letter Tips to Get Your Resume Noticed

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There is nothing more annoying (nor more important) than having to write a cover letter. On the one hand, it can be the single most important document in your job search (yes, possibly more important than your resume). A cover letter is your introduction. Cover letters Stand Out tipsyou may ask.

Is Your Cover Letter Riddled With These 4 Mistakes?

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By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Some people meticulously write their resume but then treat their cover letter as an afterthought, resulting in a mistake-riddled, dull and underperforming document. The post Is Your Cover Letter Riddled With These 4 Mistakes?

The Reason Why Your Cover Letter Has To Change

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Your cover letter should change every time you submit your resume to a new position. This is because your cover letter is an introduction to you, the first thing the reader of that resume sees, and a generic form letter will not give a good impression.

Getting The WOW Factor Into Your Cover Letter

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If you are taking the time to apply for a job and you want to be successful, then it makes sense that you ensure that your resume and cover letter are spot on when it comes to getting a potential employer’s attention.

What To Include In An Email Cover Letter

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For some reason people often feel much more relaxed about applying for a job online and assume that emailing a resume in order to apply for job doesn’t need the same attention to detail that a posted resume does. Your best bet is to treat the email body as you would a cover letter.

2016 Cover Letter Trends

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Let that sink in for a minute…What influence does our ever-shrinking attention span ultimately have on our job searches—and our cover letters? It means the cover letter as we know it traditionally is dead. Related: 11 Tips For Creating Compelling Cover Letters.

Should You ‘Stop Writing Cover Letters?’

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“Stop Writing Cover Letters! RELATED : Need some cover letter advice? Less than 100 words into the article, a study is quoted that says “only 18% of managers think cover letters are important.” a cover letter can only hurt you.

What Should You Include in Your Cover Letter?

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Most people are perfectly comfortable with their resume. The problem comes when they have to write a cover letter. The biggest mistake that many people make is to create a single cover letter and send it out. A cover letter is actually very simple and very short.

How to Impress Your Future Boss With a Powerful Cover Letter

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The post How to Impress Your Future Boss With a Powerful Cover Letter appeared first on Ms. A Resume Is Not Just Enough: Yes, the resume is important, but it certainly isn’t the end all. The average resume receives just 6 seconds. What the letter is about.

11 Tips For Creating Compelling Cover Letters

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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.

How NOT to write a cover letter!

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It is not easy writing a cover letter – in fact many job candidates often find it harder writing the cover letter then the resume! In my experience I have seen fantastic cover letters, average covers and as you can see cover letters that will guarantee you will not get the job! Tips on how NOT to write a cover letter!

How-To Write Your Own Killer Cover Letter

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Sitting in your chair, reading the headline of this blog post, wondering … “Really, do I even need a cover letter anymore?” There are some hiring managers that still want to read cover letters and require them as part of the screening process. There you are.

How to Write a Cover Letter – 10 Tips to Master

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Your cover letter is typically the first thing a recruiter or company HR representative sees. If it is poorly written, it is unlikely that the hiring manager will even look at your resume (so it is important to get this right). Cover letters

Why Cover Letters Are Relevant & How to Prepare Them

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By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter There are mixed messages in the value of a cover letter. In one instance, a recruiter proclaims, “Never waste your time on a cover letter. I never read them,” while in the next instance, in an equally insistent manner, a hiring decision maker says, “Always write an introductory letter to your resume.

3 Simple Ways to Get Your Cover Letter Noticed

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The post 3 Simple Ways to Get Your Cover Letter Noticed appeared first on Ms. And before a prospective employer even looks at your resume, you’ve got to wow them with a cover letter. Cover letters have such potential for being bland.

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

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Now that you’ve defined your personal brand and built your executive resume around your promise of value to your target employers, you’re ready to get your resume out there. Back then, you knew it was important to include a cover letter with your resume.