Don’t forget about your cover letter!

RedStarResume

I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a cover letter accompany your resume EVERY SINGLE TIME you send it in and to make sure that it’s tailored specifically to the job you’re applying for. On top of their regular job duties, they need to sift through all of the applications and find the top 5% to call in for an interview. They narrow down the field by using the easiest and fastest tool they have – first impressions.

Do I really need a Cover Letter or is it a waste of time?

RedStarResume

I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a cover letter accompany your resume EVERY SINGLE TIME you send it in and to make sure that it’s tailored specifically to the job you’re applying for. On top of their regular job duties, they need to sift through all of the applications and find the top 5% to call in for an interview. They narrow down the field by using the easiest and fastest tool they have – first impressions.

Why the Cover Letter is Dead

The Undercover Recruiter

In offering some advice today to a family member who is job hunting, I came to the realization that the cover letter is all but dead. His inquiry wasn’t a bad one – he wanted his resume to stand out against the rest. Why the Cover Letter is Dead.

Introducing the TruFocus Cover Letter Template | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [07.01.10] View Comments Introducing The TruFocus Cover Letter Template I don’t like cover letters. They are, however, a great place to stub your toe on the way in the door. And that is often the case.

The Ladders Resume Writing Service – Scam or Not? | Jennifer.

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 ← Resume Writing FAQs – When Should I Send Resume Follow Up Letters?

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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.

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.

Concerned You Have A Weak Resume, CV or Cover Letter? | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

You’ve heard me talk here before about the value of a career coach. And in the case of a spit shine, for me this came during high school. He popped it open, spit without reservation into the can. And mixed the shine into a really unpleasant looking stew.

2010 56

Job Facts: Did You Know…

RedStarResume

10 seconds – The amount of time your resume has to impress its reader. Compare the cost of our writing service to the cost of not having a job. The Job search market can be a tricky place to navigate. Whether you are just starting out, moving up the ladder or changing your current situation, RedStarResume have all the resources to help improve your chances of success. . DID YOU KNOW…….

2010 116

10 Reasons You Need a Career Coach in 2012

Career Realism

So, here are the top 10 reasons you need a career coach this year. Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice career expert job mania searchHave you ever considered using a career coach? Most people have not. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2012 86

5 Reasons You Should Never Job Search at Work [Webinar]

Career Realism

CAREEREALISM TV is the number one platform for FREE career advice webinars on the Internet. Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice career free job search webinarReview our upcoming schedule on this page. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2011 87

The 10 NEW Career Commandments

Career Realism

I provide evidence to support the 10 NEW career commandments savvy professionals are leveraging right now to find success in an uncertain economy. Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice career commandment e-book expert job searchTo get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2011 85

5 Factors to Consider When Evaluating Online Career Advice

Career Realism

As a job seeker, the amount of online advice available can be overwhelming. Which advice is the “right” advice? Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice blog career expert job management online searchWho should you listen to? To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2011 87

[Weekly Schedule] How to Tell a Great Career Story

Career Realism

Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice blog career management schedule tvCAREEREALISM TV is a social television network dedicated to providing job seekers with career advice for finding professional satisfaction. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2011 86

Career Mania 2012

Career Realism

Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter career expert job mania searchEvery year, millions of Americans make ”finding a new, better job” their New Year’s resolution. And every year, they fail at making it happen. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2012 78

Career Comics: Funny Caption Contest #21

Career Realism

Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice caption career comics expert funnyAre you funny but your career isn’t? Prove it! Enter this week’s career comics contest for a chance to win a free CareerHMO.com membership. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2011 79

4 Ways to Tell if You’re Nobody to Management

Career Realism

Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice blog career expert management socialEver wonder why people around you are getting promoted and you aren’t? Do you have a strange feeling management does like or respect you? To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2011 76

Career Comics: Funny Caption Contest #20

Career Realism

Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice career comics funnyAre you funny but your career isn’t? Prove it! Enter this week’s career comics contest for a chance to win a free career coaching session. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2011 71

FREE Career Horoscope

Career Realism

Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice blog career expert horoscope managementReview your FREE career horoscope here on CAREEREALISM.com! Our horoscopes will be updated each week so be sure to check back frequently! To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2011 74

Importance of Finding Your Hobby Career

Career Realism

O’Donnell will be hosting the following live sessions: Monday: CAREEREALISM University Date: February 7, 2011 | 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT Title: The Importance of Finding Your Hobby Career How to find a part-time consulting gig. | Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice career hmo coach expert questionThis week inside CareerHMO.com, J.T.

2011 87

Why CareerHMO.com Will Cure Your Career Pain

Career Realism

Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice blog career job management personal searchCareerHMO.com will provide you with a career coach who will cut months off your job search. We guarantee to cure your chronic career pain. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2011 67

2 Things Maslow Validates About Career Success

Career Realism

Lately, I’ve found myself referring to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs chart a lot when talking to members inside the Career HMO I run for professionals. Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter career advice career expert career hmo career question CAREEREALISM

2011 87

Career Comics: Funny Caption Contest #8

Career Realism

Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice blog career comics expert managementAre you funny but your career isn’t? Prove it! Enter this week’s career comics contest for a chance to win a free career coaching session. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2011 76

82% of Americans Will Stay Professionally Dissatisfied in 2011

Career Realism

Okay, so you’d assume given the current economy, people would be happy just to have a job, right? Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice career CAREEREALISM coach expert unhappy workQUESTION: 82% of Americans will stay professional dissatisfied in 2011. Will you be one of them? Wrong! Harvard Business School says we are experiencing a 23-year all-time low, and.

2011 83

The Average Job Search is Taking 8 Months

Career Realism

‘JT & Dale Talk Jobs’ is the largest nationally syndicated career advice column in the country and can be found at JTandDale.com. As we begin the new year, we want to take a look back at 2010 and pull together the suggestions our readers told us were most helpful. Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter career advice career expert career question CAREEREALISM

2011 84

Career Comics: Funny Caption Contest #17

Career Realism

Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice blog caption career comics contest funny managementAre you funny but your career isn’t? Prove it! Enter this week’s career comics contest for a chance to win a free career coaching session. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2011 73

3 Signs You Have Crisis of Confidence

Career Realism

Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice blog career expert job management reality searchThere are an estimated 14M+ people ‘between jobs’ in America right now, and 84% of people who are employed want to find a new job in 2011. That’s a lot of people looking for work. And yet, many of them will fail to find a new job due to a ‘Crisis of Confidence.’ It’s a form of job search depression.

2011 81

Career Comics: Funny Caption Contest #4

Career Realism

In the comment section below, write out the funniest caption you can think of for the picture on the right. Whoever has the most votes by 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, February 16 will win! Look at the picture and think to yourself, “What. Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice blog career CAREEREALISM comics funny

2011 81

Career Comics: Funny Caption Contest #3

Career Realism

In the comment section below, write out the funniest caption you can think of for the picture on the right. Whoever has the most votes by 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, February 9 will win! Look at the picture and think to yourself, “What. Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter career advice CAREEREALISM comic funnyDo you think you’re funny?

2011 80

Career Comics: Funny Caption Contest #22

Career Realism

Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice career comic expert funnyAre you funny but your career isn’t? Prove it! Enter this week’s career comics contest for a chance to win a free CareerHMO.com membership. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2011 63

Career Mania 2012 is for YOU!

Career Realism

Get the help you need to make your professional goals a reality with Career Mania. Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice career coach expert job mania searchDon’t spend another year in a demotivating career situation. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2012 59

Career Comics: Funny Caption Contest #10

Career Realism

Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice blog career CAREEREALISM comics expert managementAre you funny but your career isn’t? Prove it! Enter this week’s career comics contest for a chance to win a free career coaching session. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2011 70

Career Comics: Funny Caption Contest #11

Career Realism

Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice blog comics contest expert funny managementAre you funny but your career isn’t? Prove it! Enter this week’s career comics contest for a chance to win a free career coaching session. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2011 70

Career Comics: Funny Caption Contest #9

Career Realism

Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice blog career CAREEREALISM comics expert managementAre you funny but your career isn’t? Prove it! Enter this week’s career comics contest for a chance to win a free career coaching session. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2011 70

Romney, Perry & Cain to Be on CAREEREALISM TV

Career Realism

This week, I sent personalized video invites to Herman Cain, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, inviting them to stop by the CAREEREALISM TV studios. Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice blog career job search webinarTo get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2011 60

8 Career Blogs I Read Regularly and Why

Career Realism

I probably get asked at least once each week the following question: “J.T., In fact, I probably shouldn’t tell you this – but I actually love grabbing my iPhone off the bedside table and reading one or two. Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter blog career advice CAREEREALISMyou must read a ton – what blogs do you read daily?” It’s true – I do read a lot each day.

2011 77

Career Comics: Funny Caption Contest #16

Career Realism

Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice blog caption career comics funny managementAre you funny but your career isn’t? Prove it! Enter this week’s career comics contest for a chance to win a free career coaching session. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2011 68

Career Comics: Funny Caption Contest

Career Realism

In the comment section below, write out the funniest caption you can think of for the picture on the left. Whoever has the most votes by 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, January 26 will win! Look at the picture and think to yourself, “What. Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter career advice career expert career question CAREEREALISM comic humor

2011 77

Career Comics: Funny Caption Contest #19

Career Realism

Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice blog caption career contest funny managementAre you funny but your career isn’t? Prove it! Enter this week’s career comics contest for a chance to win a free career coaching session. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2011 66

Hey, How Does a Career HMO Work?

Career Realism

I recently got an e-mail from someone asking about our Career HMO program and it made me realize many of our readers may be wondering the same thing. Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice blog career hmo expert job search unemployedTo get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2011 66

FREE Career Advice Webinars [Schedule]

Career Realism

CAREEREALISM TV is the number one platform for FREE career advice webinars on the Internet right now. Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice career expert free online tv webinarsReview our schedule and sign-up for an event! To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2011 63

Career Comics: Funny Caption Contest #15

Career Realism

In the comment section below, write out the funniest caption you can think of for the picture on the right. Whoever has the most votes by 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, May 4 will win! Look at the picture and think of a funny caption for it. Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice blog career comics expert funnyDo you think you’re funny?

2011 71

Career Comics: Funny Caption Contest #18

Career Realism

Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter blog career coach comics contest funnyAre you funny but your career isn’t? Prove it! Enter this week’s career comics contest for a chance to win a free career coaching session. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

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