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.

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 – Cover Letters

Career Alley

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. Good luck in your search, Joey.

College Grad Job Search – References

Career Alley

References and Thank You letters, both of which are key components of any job search. Land your First Job College Grads Thank You Letters

2018 131

Job Search 101 – Launching Your Job Search

Career Alley

Welcome to the launch of CareerAlley’s Job Search 101 series , specifically focused for those who are launching a job search for the first time (or those that need some great advice). Posting Job Search website links (with brief reviews). Jobs by.

Launching Your Job Search – Job Search 101

Career Alley

Welcome to CareerAlley’s Job Search 101 series , specifically focused for those who are launching a job search for the first time (or those that need some great advice). Posting Job Search website links (with brief reviews). Job Search.

How to Create a Job Search Plan

Professional Resume Services

One of the most under-appreciated aspects of a job search is creating a comprehensive plan and sticking to it. Creating a job search plan you can stick with will help you not only efficiently land your next job, but also give you a higher likelihood of getting the job you actually want.

2018 192

Job Search Letter Help: Letter of Recommendation

Careers Done Write

Today I heard from a college student, Sarah, who is concerned about the letter of recommendation her college professor wrote. Sarah thought that she had a nice rapport with the professor and was surprised the letter was so impersonal and short. Below is the letter that he wrote. This is not a letter that I would advise Sarah to use in her job search. It reads like a canned form letter. They are not required to write a letter for you.

Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Overview

Career Alley

Okay, so I admit it – I’m a fanatic with job search (and, therefore, this blog). When I’m looking for a job I’m obsessed. I use a tried and true process which enables me to more quickly find the right job for me. Be prepared for your job interview.

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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.

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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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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.

LinkedIn FAQs for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

As noted in the first in my series of Executive Job Search FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) which focuses on personal branding , I’ve compiled several of the questions/topics that most often come up with my clients. Executive job search in general.

2016 218

How To Revamp Your Job Search For The New Year

Ms. Career Girl

If you’re one of those women, saving more money may be changing your spending habits, but it might also take the form of a new job. January is usually considered one of the best months to look for a job. Refocus your search. Craft your cover letter.

2019 190

How To Connect With Potential Employers During Your Job Search

Career Realism

It's hard to be passionate about a job when you have no connection to the company. How do you show enthusiasm in your cover letter and job interview if you don't absolutely love what you'd be doing, or where you'd be doing it? Looking for a job?

2019 78

Executive Job Search Advice From the Experts

Executive Career Brand

I’m very flattered and grateful to be included among such heavy hitters in Career Sherpa’s (Hannah Morgan) “ 50+ Best Websites For Job Search 2017 “ WOW! Hannah is a nationally recognized author and speaker on all things job search, with a weekly column in U.S.

2017 146

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.

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.

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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. Are You Executive Job Search-Ready?

2016 206

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.

2017 164

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. Perfect Your Cover Letter.

2018 192

Are You Jeopardizing Your Executive Job Search?

Professional Resume Services

Every aspect of a job search has to go perfectly in order to land the position you want sometimes. You may have crafted the perfect resumes and cover letters with the help of an executive resume service , but still can’t get a job for some reason.

2018 137

2 Things Recruiters HATE To Read On Cover Letters

Career Realism

A lot people ask, "do recruiters even read cover letters anymore?" That's why it's important that job candidates write one that stands out to recruiters in a good way—NOT a bad way. There are things on your cover letter that could be sabotaging your chances of getting an interview.

Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Building Your Resume

Career Alley

For those of you who have followed my blog, you will know that I continually compare a job search to a marketing campaign (see “ Job Search Marketing 101 ” – Battling for Prime Shelf Space”) with you as the product. Cover letters. Job Search.

2015 221

Job Search Marketing Toolkit for College Grads – Vol 2

Career Alley

References and Thank You letters, both of which are key components of any job search. Job Search College Grads Thank You Letters

2017 116

Job Search – Take the Plunge

Career Alley

Job search is much the same, sometimes you just need to commit yourself, kick it up a notch and take the plunge. Today’s post is a collection of recommended job sites from readers. Dice.com – This site provides technical job opportunities.

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Planning for Your Job Search – Lesson 1

Career Alley

A friend of mine (let’s call him Phil) just started his job search and he asked me to review his resume. or any other aspect of his job search other than his resume. A good job search plan will help you land a new job as quickly as possible.

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3 Easy Steps To A Quick Cover Letter Makeover

Career Realism

One of the most common questions asked of job search experts is, “Do I really need a cover letter?" To set the record straight, yes, a cover letter is necessary. The cover letter influences the reader's first impression of you. Time for a cover letter makeover!

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 174

5 Ways to Master the Executive Job Search

Professional Resume Services

There are many different approaches you can take when undergoing an executive job search. While there isn’t one guaranteed way to make your searching most effective, there are plenty of things you can do wrong to derail your chances of getting an interview.

2018 177

Wish Upon a Job – Building Your Job Search

Career Alley

What can you do to begin your search immediately while continuing to build out your Job Search Tool Kit? Create a Killer Resume and Cover Letter ResumesRead on.

2019 100

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 130

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. What’s wrong with job boards?

2017 175

7 Things That May Surprise About The Job Search Process

Career Realism

Unless you've been really lucky, you've probably discovered this simple fact about the job search process: It's not easy. By the time you achieve the ultimate victory — earning your dream job — you're probably ready for a nap. There Are Many Ways To Find A Job via GIPHY Wow!

2019 83

7 Painless Tips To Writing A Good Cover Letter

Career Realism

Do you hate writing cover letters? However, employers expect to see a cover letter with your resume. They read your letter and form impressions of you as a candidate based on what they read. Target Your Cover Letter This cover letter should apply only for this job.

ATS Myths You Shouldn’t Believe When Job Searching

Professional Resume Services

If it’s been a while since your last job search, you may have been introduced to a new tool to look out for called Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Most of the newer Applicant Tracking Systems can read resumes and cover letters in various formats.

2018 171

6 Tools to Help Launch Your Job Search

Career Alley

There are eight or so key items you need to launch a successful job search (see Why You Need a Job Search Marketing Toolkit ). This includes a few key documents you will need to draft (such as your resume, cover letters and thank you letters). jobs by.

2014 217

Is Your Job Search Strategy Languishing? Start ANEW!

Career Trend

The nuts and bolts of job search strategy in some instances have stayed the same for many years. to have a solid, focused resume cover or introduction letter. In other instances, job search strategies have metamorphosed.

2017 152

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.

2017 148

Hot Button Executive Job Search FAQs

Executive Career Brand

Because today’s executive job search doesn’t look or work the way it did even 5 or so years ago, I advise executive job seekers to first learn about the new executive job search landscape , before diving in. 3 Hot Button FAQs About Executive Job Search Strategy.

2016 133

How to Build Personal Brand Content for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

When preparing for executive job search, your mission is to create content for various purposes, and build an executive brand communications plan that reinforces your unique promise of value to your target employers, across diverse channels online and off-line.

2015 225

College Grad Job Search – Preparing for Graduation

Career Alley

If you are one of the thousands of people who will be graduating from college this Spring, there is a very good chance that you’ve not yet started your job search. Maybe you think it is a bit too early to be job searching (that is a big mistake). Job Search.

Are You Limiting Your Job Search Potential?

Professional Resume Services

Quite a few people struggle with their job search for months, only to visit professional resume writers and learn their resume is the majority of the problem! Many people think of their accomplishments from previous jobs as being the general responsibilities associated with them.

2016 165