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

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 187

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 209

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.

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 170

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.

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.

2016 201

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.

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 185

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

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 151

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 147

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 205

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.

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.

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.

2015 205

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 198

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.

Ten Unconventional Job Search Tips & Strategies

Ms. Career Girl

The post Ten Unconventional Job Search Tips & Strategies appeared first on Ms. Are you actively seeking a job? Has your search been long, difficult, and frustrating? Never send your resume and cover letter to the HR department. Be specific in the cover letter.

2016 187

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 202

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 188

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 169

My Job Search Journey

Ms. Career Girl

I’ve gone back and forth about whether or not to write about my job search. However, I’ve received several direct messages and emails from other young professionals who are thinking of making a move from their current job. career 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 184

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 176

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

Details to Include in Your Executive Cover Letter

Professional Resume Services

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. We want to help you throughout your job search process.

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 154

How Technology Can Improve Your Job Search

Professional Resume Services

Resumes and cover letters are made better with technology. This goes not only for casual conversation, such as through social media, but through the way customers and businesses interact and even how people seek out jobs.

The Importance of Cover Letters in Your Job Search

Career Alley

A cover letter allows you to demonstrate the professional skills and experiences that make you a suitable candidate for a job position. Cover letters

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

Are You Prepared for an Executive Job Search?

Professional Resume Services

One of the worst things anyone can do when searching for a new job is sending in resumes randomly. Not only will the chances of landing an interview at one of those companies be very low, but it’s only going to prolong the job search process.

2018 151

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

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 226

Executive Job Search Must Haves

Professional Resume Services

There are many different tools you need to have as an executive looking for a new job. Using these strategies will keep you on par with your competition, and your job search strategies can put you over the top.

2017 130

Which Skills Are the Most Optimal for Any Job Search?

Professional Resume Services

These skills are sure to aid you in your job search. Here are a few skills that can help you with any job search. You’re going to have to do some form of writing at just about any job you get. Be sure to provide examples on your resume or cover letter.

2016 164

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.

2015 198

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.

2013 218

Does A “Summer Break” Apply to Your Job Search Efforts?

Professional Resume Services

School’s out for summer… but what about your job search? Just because many executives and high-level employees go on summer vacation doesn’t mean you can take a summer break on your job search.

2017 141

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?

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.

2015 226

How To Write A Successful Cover Letter

Ms. Career Girl

While most people know what makes a good CV, a cover letter seems to be more of a mystery. But a good cover letter can prove to be invaluable – particularly when applying for a job alongside other candidates with similar skills. Connect Yourself With The Job Opportunity.