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

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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.

2016 71

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 31

Career Management for a Winning Job Search Strategy

Competitive Resumes

You will clearly hear someone who is now an advocate for job seekers want you to know how to prepare for the job search. What is the toughest part of your job search? Donn calls poor cover letters have an “obituary” format.

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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 112

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 117

3 Common Job Search Strategies That Don’t Work

Career Realism

As a certified career coach, I can recommend many job search strategies that will complement your resume and increase your chances for finding that perfect job. But the following strategies won’t work: 1. Job search strategies image from Bigstock.

How to Conquer Ageism in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

The 3-Step Strategy to Overcome Age Bias. Until recently, career professionals relied on a strategy to minimize age in our clients’ documents and online profiles – including only the past 10-15 years of career history and not including dates for education.

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2016 Cover Letter Trends

Career Realism

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.

The Online Safety and Privacy Dilemma in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Understandably, many job seekers struggle with putting themselves “out there” when they’re building their online footprint by using social media. whether or not they must keep their search confidential because they’re currently employed.

2015 116

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 3

Executive Career Brand

Here is an undeniable truth too many job seekers dismiss or don’t understand: With the advent of the digital age, job search has become a whole new ball game, requiring personal branding and online presence for social proof. Executive Job Search and Personal Branding Help.

2017 73

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. Plan your strategy.

5 Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Job Search

Career Realism

5 Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Job Search. Job search taking way too long? Related: 3 Signs You’re Sabotaging Your Job Search. Here Are 5 Big Reasons For Extended Job Search Times: 1. A polished elevator pitch is a powerful job search tool.

2016 57

5 Ways To Conquer The Anxiety Of Your First Job Search

Career Realism

5 Ways To Conquer The Anxiety Of Your First Job Search. It is a milestone to celebrate as you look forward to starting the next phase of your life, but it also means saying goodbye to your friends and finding your first job with that new degree.

2016 61

3 Modern Job Seeking Strategies You Need To Know

Career Realism

3 Modern Job Seeking Strategies You Need To Know. Related: 3 Ways To Practically Guarantee You Get The Job. Well, it’s the same situation when you apply for a new job… Yet, so many people use strategies that worked 10 years ago. Happy modern job seeking!

2016 60

7 Ways To Contaminate Your Personal Brand and Doom Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Sometimes, bad things happen in executive job search that are beyond your control. And still other times, your lack of understanding of the new world of job search in the digital age can wreak havoc. 7 Ways To Tarnish Your Personal Brand in Executive Job Search.

2017 77

How Important Are Thank You Notes in Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

Job seekers these days seem to pay less attention to good manners and etiquette through the job search process . I often hear stories about job seekers who didn’t get the job, but sent thank you notes anyway, and eventually landed the job when the first hire didn’t work out.

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Stay “Pumped Up” in Your Job Search

Resume Bear

The longer you look for a job, the tougher it becomes. And the less you get out and look, the less likely a job offer will come your way. What all this means is that a major part of anyone’s job hunt is staying motivated. Join a job-search group.

Should You ‘Stop Writing Cover Letters?’

Career Realism

“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.” Moreover, there are other supposed reasons for not writing a cover letter. “…a

Job Boards: Job Search Do Or Don’t?

Career Realism

Job Boards: Job Search Do Or Don’t? Job boards like Monster, CareerBuilder, Simply Hired, and Indeed, are immensely popular. Many job seekers use these as a primary search tool to find jobs to apply for. But is that where you need to be to get a job?

5 Truths You Must Know For Your Executive Job Search

Career Realism

RELATED : Need job search tips? What I have found is that as experienced, competent and even innovative as executives are in the job, there’s a lot you typically don’t know about getting a job, especially one that fits you and offers you what you deserve.

2015 57

Personal Branding, Resume or Job Search Targeting: Which Comes First?

Executive Career Brand

It may seem obvious that the first thing to do, when you’re about to start an executive job search, is locate, dust off, and update your resume. In my experience, many executive job seekers do just that. In all likelihood, you’ll be facing a protracted job search.

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Top 8 Job Search Trends For 2015

Career Realism

Drawing key evidence from William Arruda’s Personal Branding Trends for 2015 and LinkedIn’s US Recruiting Trends: 3 Must-Know Talent Acquisition Trends for 2015 , here are eight critical job search trends you will want to leverage to maximize your career this year. Job Search

2015 58

No More Resume Black Hole Control Your Job Search

Resume Bear

But before we make a fuss over all the new and improved features, lets review some aspects of ResumeBear already in place that set us apart from your standard job board or resume creating service. One of the greatest services ResumeBear offers to give the job seeker a huge advantage in their job search, is our ability to track resumes and keep the job seeker informed–all in real time. Featured Feature: Real-Time Resume Tracking.

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7 Tips For Organizing A Messy Job Search

Career Realism

Looking for a new position cannot only be a full-time job, but it can also be frustrating. If you are thinking it is time to find a new position or have been looking for a new role to no avail, it might be time to reconsider your job search approach.

2014 58

6 Tips For Managing Job Search Stress

Career Realism

Stressed out by the job search? Create a long-term plan for your search, recognizing that it may take several, or more months to land a role. You want to know how many calls, how many letters, how many networking contacts will be required on a daily basis to attain a position.

2014 62

5 Toxic Beliefs That Can Derail Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Landing a great-fit executive job today – that is, one that mutually benefits both you, the job seeker, and the employer – does not work the way it did even a few years ago. Salary/benefits negotiation with job offers. Time to hit the job boards hard.”.

2015 73

The Lazy C-level Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

So you’re suddenly in an executive job search or planning one – by choice or by circumstance. If you’re just starting out or, if your job search is lumbering on and you’re getting few or no interviews or action, you may not know how to job search well.

Does ‘Luck’ Exist In A Job Search?

Career Realism

How is it some job seekers seem to attract career opportunities easier than others who possess the same qualifications and the same job search tools? Related: 7 Tips For Organizing A Messy Job Search. Unlucky Job Seeker Statements. Lucky Job Seeker Statements. I will do everything I can to speed up this job search process. Create A Job Search Road Map. Creating a job search plan is a pragmatic way to ignite your luck.

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How to Use Cold-Calling for Your Job Search

Competitive Resumes

Cold-calling sounds intimidating and most shy away from it but with the holidays coming up, it could be a passive job search strategy that Kimberly Robb Baker can work for you. Cold mailing is also the same strategy.

2015 56

Tips to Avoid Job Search Time Wasters: Part 1

Resume Bear

Looking for a job can be a full-time job in and of itself. Finding a job in today’s market is more than just posting a résumé and waiting for a call. Here are a few common time wasters job seekers fall into and how you can crawl out.

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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!” Related: 3 Tips For Writing A Successful 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.

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Reviews – The 5 Job Search Books You Should Read

Career Alley

All of that is very helpful and can help us fast track the job search process. And once you get that resume gets you an interview, do you have the right book to help you nail the interview (and get the job)? Good luck in your search, Joey. job title, keywords or company.

2015 86

Use These Tips To Be Efficient In Your Job Search

Career Realism

Most people think job searching comprises of simply sending out a resume and waiting for the interview call. However, for most people, job searching is tedious, time-consuming, and often more stressful than actually working. 3 Helpful Tips For Your Relocation Job Search.

2015 54

Secret strategies for your executive job search…with Simon Gray [PODCAST – EP19]

Mildred Talabi

My guest on Episode 19 of The Science of Successful Job Hunting is a highly experienced executive recruiter, the founder and director of Career Codex , and the author of two popular books on job search strategies. I am an employed adult looking for a job.

2015 29

8 Ways You’re Sucking The Life Out Of Your Job Search

Career Realism

I meet new job seekers all of the time in the course of my work as a Career Transition Coach. The ones who just got laid off or just decided to go back to work after taking time off for whatever reason, start out thinking that they can handle the job search process on their own.

2015 57

How To Write A Cover Letter That Practically Guarantees You An Interview

Career Realism

How difficult is it to write a cover letter that makes a great first impression on a potential employer, highlights your best qualities, and makes you stand out? The good news is that a cover letter that does all these things will practically guarantee you an interview.

7 Painless Tips To Writing A Job-Winning 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. Related: How To Write A Cover Letter That Will Get You Hired.