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  • By: Nancy Anderson
  • On: 6/16/2017 11:00 AM
  • In: Job Seeker - Cover Letters
A cover letter for your resume can be as simple as an email with your resume attached. When all other things are equal with another candidate, a standout letter can make the ...
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  • By: Nancy Anderson
  • On: 5/26/2017 11:00 AM
  • In: Job Seeker - Cover Letters
Your cover letter is a golden opportunity to sell yourself to recruiters and hiring managers, but many candidates treat it as an afterthought. Without a strongly worded, ...
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  • By: Nancy Anderson
  • On: 5/12/2017 11:00 AM
  • In: Job Seeker - Cover Letters
Your cover letter displays not only your skills and experience but also shows hiring managers your personality and professional nature. Stay clear of common pitfalls when drafting ...
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  • By: John Krautzel
  • On: 4/28/2017 11:00 AM
  • In: Job Seeker - Cover Letters
Writing a cover letter is becoming a lost art due to applicant trackers and online application processes. However, this introductory correspondence can still play a crucial role ...
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Much like Mark Twain's assertion, rumors of the death of the cover letter are greatly exaggerated. This seemingly outdated way to introduce yourself to an employer remains a vital ...
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A compelling cover letter can tip the scales in your favor by letting you expand on information in your resume, providing insight into your personality and helping recruiters ...
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Your cover letter, if executed properly, can be a powerful tool in your job search. It goes beyond the information listed on your resume, and really illustrates who you are as a ...
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Employers want job candidates who can effectively use their skills and display a professional demeanor. Your cover letter gives you an opportunity to sell these traits to ...
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Recruiting expert Steph Rogers agrees with the assertion that cover letters are dead, as fewer companies rely on these documents to vet candidates. However, she argues that a ...
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Your cover letter still matters. In fact, you're more likely to get a callback for an interview if you introduce your resume with an attention-grabbing cover letter that speaks ...
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Despite a lot of technology that goes into job postings and online job applications, this method of trying to land a job remains tedious, long and impersonal. It may take an hour ...
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Research from the Society for Human Resource Management shows that HR staffers spend less than one minute reading a cover letter — that means every word counts. If you want ...
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If you're tired of submitting dozens — or hundreds — of cover letters without getting a response, it may be time to change your approach. One person attempted a ...
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When applying for a job, your cover letter should grab and keep the attention of the hiring manager long enough for him to consider you for a job interview. Achieving this is not ...
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Job applicants who underestimate the importance of a cover letter may find themselves missing out on prime opportunities. Unless an employer specifically advertises that a cover ...
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Your cover letter is a crucial part of your overall job application. While some hiring managers don't give it much more than a passing glance, those that do read it look for clues ...
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Although it may take less time to craft a generic cover letter, the reality is that your application materials do not stand out unless they are customized. Hiring managers are ...
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Composing a cover letter for every job you apply for is a time-consuming process, and due to the popularity of electronic application software, less recruiters require applicants ...
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A boring cover letter doesn't get you an interview. That may seem like a no-brainer, but it's true because hiring managers may sort through hundreds of these documents for a ...
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A cover letter is a crucial component of any job candidate's application, but it can be challenging to know exactly what information to include. No matter the industry or job, ...
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Your cover letter is an extremely important piece of your applicant profile, as it introduces you to the hiring manager and helps persuade him to call you for a job interview. A ...
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A great cover letter is an essential part of your job search. It introduces you to hiring managers and frequently remains on file, serving as a reminder of who you are and what ...
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When writing your resume, it's important to keep it brief, as hiring managers have very little time to spend reading through long lists of achievements and qualifications. The ...
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The debate about the necessity of a cover letter seems to be never-ending. Some recruiters, HR pros or hiring managers require them, while others completely shun them. If you want ...
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A cover letter may seem old-fashioned in a world of applicant tracking systems, online applications and skills-based resumes. Some firms with tech jobs may appreciate the extra ...
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Crafting a unique cover letter for each job you apply for is a challenging and time-consuming process. Many job seekers are beginning to wonder if this task is worth the effort, ...
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Although a cover letter adds a nice, personal touch when submitting your resume, this type of correspondence may be old fashioned and outdated in the digital age. Instead of ...
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Creating the perfect resume and cover letter can put you under a lot of pressure considering 58 percent of resumes have errors in them. That's not to mention 17 percent of hiring ...
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Before you get to shake hands with or even speak to a hiring manager, your cover letter offers a first impression of your personality, skills and abilities during a job search. ...
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Throughout the job search process, there are a ton of details you need to pay attention to if you want to land an interview. Even after writing an engaging cover letter and ...
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Many job seekers carefully construct their resume in hopes of impressing hiring managers. The cover letter, on the other hand, is often seen as more of an afterthought or a quick ...
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Although many employers might not be giving cover letters that much of an importance, it's always a good idea to send one along with your resume to ensure the best chance of ...
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Your personal brand is the culmination of your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications that expresses how you stand out from other candidates. One way to show off your ...
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Employers may or may not find value in a cover letter that comes with a resume or application. A short introduction adds a personal touch that could give you an extra edge against ...
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Your cover letter serves as an introduction of your abilities to a potential employer. It's often the first thing a hiring manager sees when your file makes it past the applicant ...
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When reviewing application materials, hiring managers are seeking candidates who can articulately detail their skills and experience in a cover letter. This letter serves as the ...
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A cover letter serves as a targeted email that accompanies your resume to a potential employer. This correspondence introduces you to the hiring manager and brings out your ...
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Some companies require a cover letter to accompany a resume, while others may view this type of correspondence as optional. While HR departments may have different opinions about ...
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A cover letter is a crucial component of almost any job application, condensing your biggest selling points into a single easy-to-read piece of content. If you're one of the many ...
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A cover letter often represents the first impression an employer formulates about your personality. The short, concise statement as to why this job is a perfect fit for you serves ...
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Many job seekers lament having to compose cover letters. Unfortunately, many hiring managers don't find them very exciting to read, either. Far too many good candidates find their ...
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It can be tempting to spend most of your time during the job search finalizing your resume. However, the cover letter is just as important. If you struggle to find the right words ...
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Looking to get a hiring manager's attention? Try supplementing your traditional cover letter with a fun and informative video cover letter. A short video clip is an excellent way ...
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Most hiring managers can spot a bad cover letter from a mile away, and just as many job seekers make the mistake of writing an overly formal, generically formatted letter that ...
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Cover letter writing seems like a lost art thanks to applicant tracking systems and automated data-gathering programs. Despite technological advances that help narrow a field of ...
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A cover letter is essential when you're applying for any kind of job, even an executive position. It's your opportunity to show a potential employer why you are the right ...
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A cover letter is essential in making a first impression with a prospective employer, whether you submit a formal letter with your application or an email with an attached resume. ...
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A compelling cover letter is a key part of any job application. However, a cover letter that makes you sound like a robot can be off-putting to hiring managers. Sound less robotic ...
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Your cover letter is one of the most important tools on the path to landing a job interview. However, even one mistake can land your application materials in the trash. If you've ...
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One of the most important elements of obtaining job opportunities is crafting cover letters that are engaging, compelling and grammatically correct. Hiring managers pour over ...
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The dreaded cover letter is often one of the most challenging aspects of the job search. You may find yourself agonizing over what to write, the tone to use and the information to ...
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After spending countless hours honing your cover letter to highlight your skills and experience, the last thing you need is for mistakes in formatting to leave a bad impression ...
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Your cover letter is the way you introduce yourself to a hiring manager or job recruiter whom you want to impress. You wouldn't introduce yourself to a hiring manager in person by ...
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After spending a considerable amount of time perfecting your resume and crafting a cover letter, the last thing you need is to submit application materials that are incorrectly ...
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A cover letter gives you the chance to explain pertinent skills to an employer. Instead of summarizing your resume, showcase a few of your best attributes you bring to the ...
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While almost any cover letter creates an introduction between you and a prospective employer, a truly wonderful cover letter succinctly explains a personal connection, your ...
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The saying goes, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." In the business world, a cover letter serves as your first impression to a hiring manager or ...
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A cover letter isn't a career summary; it's a sales pitch. Hiring managers expect you to have relevant skills and experience, but they do not know what benefits you bring to the ...
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In the age of the Internet, email and online applicant tracking systems, the concept of a cover letter may seem a bit outdated and antique. However, a cover letter can make your ...
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A quick Internet search is enough for most job recruiters to dig up information about your personal pursuits and professional accomplishments, but this passive activity says ...
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Your cover letter and resume offer potential employers the first glimpse into your personality, skills and qualifications. Making a mistake on one of these documents may cost you ...
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Your cover letter is an essential part of your job search that requires careful consideration and polishing. Candidates who halfheartedly throw together an introductory letter ...
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Writing a cover letter can be tricky, particularly if you're not sure whether you have the right skills and experiences to be the best candidate for the job. These tips can help ...
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When it comes to finding a job, a well-written cover letter can help you make it through the initial hurdle of an HR screen. There are a lot of cover letter tips floating around, ...
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The job search is often a tedious process that involves compiling information for your resume, searching for positions in your area of expertise and connecting with professionals ...
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The overall purpose of a cover letter is always the same: to attract enough positive attention from a hiring manager to get you consideration for a job. However, new cover letter ...
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Developing a personal brand is the key to planting the seeds for future opportunities, making it easier to cultivate a career that is always advancing. Whether you acknowledge it ...
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Rather than requesting traditional resumes and cover letters, some companies are now asking job candidates to submit video cover letters. While the thought of creating a digital ...
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An essential yet draining element of the job search is crafting an impressive, personal and engaging cover letter. You may dread this task for many reasons, but many job seekers ...
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Hiring managers look for candidates who can creatively describe their skills and experience while showing professionalism and personality. Your cover letter is key to impressing a ...
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A cover letter is an element of almost any job application that ultimately can make or break your attempt to land the position. Showcase your skills, experience and ...
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An effective cover letter can make or break your chances of landing that dream job. Craft a letter that highlights your accomplishments and details how your skills and ...
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Hiring managers sift through hundreds or thousands of application materials. Your job search should focus on crafting a cover letter that stands out and guarantees you an ...
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Every word in your cover letter should have impact, so ensure a strong start by addressing the greeting directly to the hiring manager. Unfortunately, anonymity has become common ...
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Many hiring managers only devote a few seconds to skimming candidate cover letters, so those first few sentences are extremely important. You should always try to find out the ...
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Hiring managers now use social media and professional networking sites to gather information about applicants, leading some job seekers wondering if writing a cover letter is ...
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A cover letter is an essential tool to sell yourself and prompt hiring managers to seek out your expertise. The letter itself may be difficult to write when you lack experience, ...
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The much-maligned cover letter can be one of the most difficult parts of a job application; it is often more challenging to write two or three concise paragraphs than it is to ...
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Whether you accidentally run into an idolized CEO or you're deliberately mingling at a networking event, you often have a limited time frame to introduce yourself as a ...
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Job seekers often spend significant time and effort crafting and revising the perfect resume, but a cover letter that is just as impressive is essential. Your job preparation ...
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A career transition cover letter serves a special purpose in your job search. This type of document lets a prospective employer know you're in the middle of a career change and ...
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During a job search, a cover letter acts as a personal and professional introduction. In less than one page, it highlights your key qualifications and convinces the employer that ...
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Due to stiff competition for many jobs, hiring managers are quick to filter out candidates with certain red flags on their resumes. A career that follows a non-traditional ...
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You might think a cover letter is all about you and your skills, but this is not entirely true. The purpose of a cover letter is to explain why you are a good fit for a particular ...
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If you find yourself frustrated with the job search and your confidence is dwindling, it may be time to refocus your efforts and boost your confidence. A positive attitude can be ...
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A cover letter is an essential tool to show your personality and professionalism. Focus your job search on crafting a letter that prompts the interest of a hiring manager with ...
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The main purpose of a cover letter is to persuade an employer to invite you for an interview. It also serves as a complement to your resume, so it's imperative that it speak ...
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With some career experts claiming that cover letters are no longer necessary, many job seekers find themselves leaving this document out of their application packets. In reality, ...
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Landing your dream job is difficult, but modern tools make it much easier to identify job openings and connect with prospective employers. As part of your job search, you should ...
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A 2005 Society for Human Resource Management survey found that 8 in 10 hiring managers spend less than a minute reading a cover letter. It is widely accepted that the cover letter ...
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As tempting as it may be to send your resume to dozens of companies at once with no accompanying cover letter, several compelling reasons exist not to. "The resume focuses on ...
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Soft skills represent the less quantifiable portion of your resume. While you can say for certain you oversaw a team of 10 people responsible for 20 straight quarters of ...
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It is common for job seekers to quickly rush through the process of writing a cover letter to meet the requirements of an available position, but you could be damaging your ...
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The cover letter is an essential element of the job search; in many cases, it is the closest thing a job seeker has to a personal introduction. In less than one page, the letter ...
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The function of a cover letter is to show potential employers your skills, experience and education. The letter is a vital part of your job search process and should include ...
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The cover letter is perhaps one of the most important parts of the job search process. A strong, well-worded cover letter introduces you as a candidate, entices hiring managers to ...
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In the age of LinkedIn and Facebook, a cover letter can seem like an unnecessary part of a job application. After all, an employer can learn all about your personal and ...
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A cover letter is a crucial component of the job search. Employers and hiring managers seek candidates who can accurately articulate their skills and experience in an engaging ...
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Hiring managers scan through hundreds of resumes and application materials when screening candidates. A cover letter that is succinct, interesting and well-written has the ...
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Hiring managers often look over hundreds of applications each week. You must find a way to make your resume and cover letter stand out. Craft a letter that goes above and beyond ...
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Every sentence of your cover letter should tell the employer something about you, whether it describes a recent achievement or explains why you are the ideal candidate for the ...
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Candidates who write an interesting, engaging and unique cover letter stand out from the rest of the applicants. You may have a polished resume and prepared an impressive ...
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A cover letter is a helpful tool for hiring managers to assess the skills and experience of millennials. You may see the task as repetitive or unnecessary, but you can make it ...
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During the job hunt, a cover letter is sometimes little more than an afterthought — a necessary evil that completes a job application. Before you resort to boilerplate text, ...
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Many job seekers underestimate the power of a well-crafted cover letter in the job application process. A cover letter is your chance to make a great first impression on your ...
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If you're using a generic cover letter every time you send out your resume, you're overlooking the importance of the document and missing out on a valuable opportunity to sell ...
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With hiring managers ranking cover letters low in terms of importance, job seekers increasingly wonder if cover letters are really necessary anymore. The truth is that a cover ...
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One of the most time-consuming tasks of the job search is preparing the cover letter. You may be wasting your time if you are making common mistakes that derail the application ...
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Finding the right job is not an easy process, but it's well worth the effort. One of your top priorities should be writing a cover letter that piques the interest of hiring ...
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A great cover letter is a necessary part of any job application. Too often, job seekers assume the cover letter is simply a summary of their resume in paragraph form, but there is ...
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Writing a successful cover letter requires striking a delicate balance between creating a document that stands out from the crowd and not veering too far off the conventional ...
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Candidates spend a significant amount of time customizing a cover letter and resume during the job search to spark the interest of hiring managers. However, the phrases you choose ...
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Many job seekers wonder whether they should send a cover letter with their resume when they are applying for a job that didn’t specifically ask for one. Technically, because ...
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Job applicants spend countless hours putting the finishing touches on their cover letter during the job search, but according to a 2015 survey by software company Jobvite, these ...
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Candidates spend countless hours polishing resumes and putting the finishing touches on their cover letter, all while wondering if the effort is worth the time. A well-written ...
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Job seekers often spend a significant amount of time during their job search writing and rewriting cover letters to impress hiring managers, but a recent survey may confirm what ...
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Your cover letter is the first impression you make on a potential employer, so you need to make sure it's a good one. If you want to stand out from the rest of the candidates and ...
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Job candidates spend hours upon hours crafting cover letters that are designed to impress hiring managers. The reality is that many employers don't even read through letters and ...
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The cover letter is a crucial part of your job application; it gives you the chance to introduce yourself and make a lasting impression on the hiring manager. In some cases, the ...
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Your primary goal during the job search is determining how to stand out above the rest of the candidates. Competition is fierce, which is why your cover letter needs to impress ...
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You don't have to be a published author to craft a cover letter that engages hiring managers. Your application materials, resume and letter are crucial elements of your career ...
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A professional, compelling cover letter is an essential component of your candidate profile. It is designed to introduce you to hiring managers and persuade them to want to get to ...
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You have spent countless hours perfecting your resume, proofreading every letter, analyzing every word and verifying the accuracy of every date. Before you mail your masterpiece, ...
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A key element of your career search should include crafting a cover letter that impresses hiring managers and prompts them to call you in for an interview. It doesn't take a ...
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The cover letter is one of the most important parts of any candidate's job search. It is usually the first point of contact between you and the hiring manager, and serves to ...
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The tedious process of preparing job applications may not seem worth it as rejection letters continue to pile up, but it only takes one cover letter that is personable and ...
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The job search can be an exciting journey and also a challenging process at the same time. You must focus on polishing your resume and crafting a cover letter that sparks the ...
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It may seem like you spend hours on end revising your cover letter and gathering materials for your job search. Still, candidates often wonder why they never hear back from ...
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A common myth among job seekers is the cover letter is a formality. The truth is this letter could make or break your chance at nailing your dream job. A candidate who can show ...
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Job seekers are required to take a different approach when applying for jobs than they once did. Long gone are the days of mailing in your resume, job reference and cover letter. ...
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Effective job preparation includes improving your resume and typing the perfect cover letter. The letter is often the crucial document that leads employers to consider you as a ...
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Good writing skills are always important, but they really come in handy during a job search. A hiring manager is likely to see your resume before speaking to you on the phone or ...
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The job search can often be tedious as you carefully prepare application materials for multiple positions. The cover letter, though, is a key element of your job preparation that ...
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Submitting a well-written cover letter is a crucial part of your job search. You only have one chance to impress potential employers with your initial application. You may not see ...
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It may seem that job preparation is a mundane task of just briefly touching up your resume or putting together a general introductory letter. The cover letter, actually, is one of ...
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The job search is a tedious process, but it is one that can lead you toward the career of your dreams. Package a professional resume to outline your skills and experience, but ...
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Candidates seeking a job interview must carefully prepare a professional resume and a stellar cover letter to appeal to hiring managers. A checklist can help you stay on track and ...
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Job preparation requires candidates to craft cover letters that capture the interest of hiring managers and clearly outline why they should be hired. Unfortunately, you can halt ...
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The very best cover letters employ a mixture of wisdom, insider knowledge and sometimes wit to ensure applicants get the interviews they want. Thankfully, you can learn how to ...
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One of the key elements of job preparation involves crafting a customized cover letter for each position. Hiring managers scan through application materials from hundreds or ...
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Hard skills are incredibly important for job seekers to demonstrate to potential employers. However, employers value soft skills, or personal traits that affect how you interact ...
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Writing a great cover letter requires certain skills. The best cover letters are written in a very particular style, which you need to adopt if you want the chance to interview ...
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A key element of the job preparation process is compiling a compelling cover letter that prompts the employer to seek out your skills and experience. Applicants often believe that ...
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A great cover letter captures the attention of the employer and convinces him to take a closer look at your resume — all in a single page. Although the letter seems simple, ...
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You’ve found a job listing for your dream job, crafted the perfect resume, spent hours agonizing over every bullet and painstakingly proofread every word. The only thing ...
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For some people, writing a cover letter is almost as difficult as taking apart an engine or building a computer from scratch. If you're one of those people, searching for jobs can ...
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When writing a cover letter, it is easy to slip into using clichés and buzzwords. However, many of these phrases immediately turn off recruiters. If you want your cover ...
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Writing a clear, concise and engaging cover letter is challenging for many professionals who are engulfed in an already stressful job search. However, you can create a no-fail ...
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The myth that the cover letter is dead is just that — a myth. Employers seek more information about candidates to make informed decisions when choosing applicants to ...
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The myth that the cover letter is no longer relevant can hurt your chances of obtaining the position of your dreams. Employers need more information than your resume alone can ...
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A major part of the job search is crafting the right cover letter for each position you apply for, and it can be challenging to create the perfect cover letter for every position. ...
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If you have trouble writing cover letters, one thing you don't want to do is give up and not send a cover letter at all. With very few exceptions, you should almost always send a ...
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The job search can be grueling and time-consuming, but individuals armed with an outstanding cover letter have an edge over the competition. Make a solid first impression with ...
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The way you write your cover letter can really make a difference in the results you get in your job search. Well-written cover letters tend to make hiring managers take notice of ...
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Candidates seeking a position with a desirable company are often required to complete a job application or submit a resume. A cover letter is not always requested in a job ...
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A key element of job preparation is writing a cover letter that engages hiring managers. You have one opportunity to impress potential employers and prompt them to call you in for ...
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Your cover letter is supposed to give hiring managers a great first impression of your abilities. Unfortunately, many job seekers make critical cover letter mistakes that actually ...
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Job seekers often underestimate the power of a cover letter. You may think that employers and hiring managers toss it to the side and concentrate primarily on the resume. Some may ...
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Hiring managers use your cover letter to determine if you are a potential fit for their organizations. Unfortunately, many applicants make the mistake of writing cover letters ...
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No matter how many skills you have or how long you have worked in your industry, you still need to spend time customizing and polishing every cover letter you write. In some ...
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A crucial part of job preparation is preparing a cover letter that impresses potential employers. Your resume is equally important, but a perfectly-written introductory letter ...
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The millennial generation, or children born from 1980 to 2000, may comprise half of the American labor pool by 2020 and three-fourths by 2025 as baby boomers retire. Recruiters ...
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Searching for a job when you are already employed is somewhat of a challenge, especially when it comes to job references. If your current boss doesn't know you're applying ...
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The philosophy that cover letters do not matter is false. As a necessary application material, an introductory letter allows applicants to demonstrate their professionalism, ...
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A cover letter represents a vital document that introduces yourself and your personality to a prospective employer. This aspect of the job search may face neglect while you opt to ...
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Not all jobs in contemporary society require a cover letter. Many employers do not scrutinize the document nearly as much as a resume when recruiters and HR managers search for ...
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If you are ready for a new career challenge, don't overlook the all-important cover letter during your job search. Many applicants view the cover letter as a supplementary item, ...
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Most hiring managers skim cover letters instead of reading each one from top to bottom. As a result, the first few sentences of your cover letter must pique curiosity and make ...
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A key component of the job search is preparing a cover letter that is designed to impress hiring managers and secure an interview. Customize your application materials to showcase ...
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If you are applying for jobs, sending the same cover letter to every potential employer isn't a good way to improve your chances of getting hired. You should be submitting a ...
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Employers are always seeking candidates with top job skills. You, as a candidate, can show how you stand out with a cover letter that piques the interest of hiring managers and ...
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Writing cover letters can be a tiring process during an extensive job search. All of the information the hiring manager needs to know is in your resume, right? Not exactly. ...
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A well-written cover letter gives hiring managers a sense of your personality and makes it easier to determine if you are a good fit for a particular job. Unfortunately, many ...
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Creating an effective cover letter can be an intimidating chore. After all, it is never easy to sum yourself up in just a few paragraphs. Instead, think about your cover letter as ...
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When hiring managers review your resume, they want to see that you have a steady job history. A long employment gap, or a history of short gaps, is often a red flag that can ...
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When you're looking for your first job after graduation, writing a cover letter isn't something that comes naturally. You probably have little to cite in the way of experience, ...
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Some business executives feel a cover letter represents a more important aspect of a job search since recruiters and hiring managers read that document before glancing at ...
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Your cover letter should never be an afterthought. It introduces you to potential employers, sets up your resume, illustrates what you can bring to the job and helps you stand ...
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If you're able to write well, you have a highly marketable skill. Job seekers need to show off their writing skills when compiling a cover letter. This letter is the first ...
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If you want to make it to the next step of the hiring process, you need to write a compelling cover letter that convinces recruiters that you deserve additional consideration. One ...
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Once you find your ideal position after months on a job search, all you have to do is polish your resume and land the interview, and the opening is as good as yours. However, you ...
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A cover letter does a few things for your job search in just a few sentences. Your words show your prospective employer how you fit into the company's culture thanks to your ...
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If writing cover letters fills you with dread, you’re not alone. Job seekers are constantly bombarded with advice on how to stand out while finding the balance between ...
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The cover letter is one of the most challenging parts of the job search for many job seekers. It is designed to introduce you as a candidate and showcase your skills, ...
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It's no secret that the job search is not an easy process. Aside from tweaking your resume and polishing up on interview techniques, you must concentrate on networking, social ...
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Your first job represents a Catch-22. A cover letter and resume should expand on your previous work experience, but your first job means you have an inherent lack of ...
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You’ve spent several hours crafting your resume, analyzing the formatting and proofreading every word. It’s flawless, you’re exhausted and you just want to get ...
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Because recruiters often receive hundreds of applications for one position, many of them skim cover letters instead of reading them in their entirety. This doesn't give you much ...
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Many job seekers overlook the importance of an excellent cover letter, but hiring managers do not. A cover letter is essentially an introduction to who you are as an individual ...
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Most job search candidates focus entirely on the perfecting the resume. While the resume remains an essential part of any candidate's profile, the cover letter is very important ...
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The ability to write an excellent cover letter is an important skill for any job seeker, but it's especially important for a recent graduate with very little work experience. ...
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Hiring managers often receive hundreds of applications for the same job opening. If you want to stand out, you need to write a cover letter that sells your skills and explains how ...
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If you are searching for a job, a well-written cover letter is essential. Many employers receive hundreds of applications for just one opening, creating a very crowded applicant ...
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If you're looking for a new job, you already have plenty of things to worry about. You shouldn't have to worry about disclosing a disability to potential employers, but many ...
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The purpose of a cover letter is to get a recruiter or hiring manager to schedule an interview. Without a strong cover letter, you stand a chance of being screened out of the ...
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Job seekers often struggle with how to begin and end cover letters to stand out from the competition. A well-written letter that emphasizes both hard and soft skills is adequate, ...
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Spending time writing a targeted cover letter increases the chance your letter gets read. The cover letter delivers your first impression in the job search; it makes sense to put ...
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A well-written cover letter can make the difference between landing an interview and never getting a call-back. Some employers filter a sample of your writing through an online ...
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Cover letters create a positive first impression if written well and professionally. Sell your skills and stand out from the other applicants with a creative and well-crafted ...
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Many job seekers spend a lot of time tweaking their resumes, but only a few minutes writing their cover letters. This is a big mistake. Your cover letter is the first thing a ...
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A cover letter tells your story to a prospective employer, and this correspondence often represents the first impression a hiring manager has about you. The key is to include the ...
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A cover letter is one of the most powerful documents you'll ever write. It can either persuade a hiring manager to give you additional consideration for a job, or it can hurt your ...
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As a job seeker, your cover letter is like a marketing piece for your skills and work experience. You need to convince hiring managers that you have what it takes to do the ...
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Too many job seekers use the same old tactics to compete in the job market, but more hiring managers are looking for excellent candidates who don’t fit the cookie cutter. ...
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A cover letter helps you sell yourself to a prospective employer before they start the interview or check the references on your resume. This document represents the first thing ...
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Tech trends evolve so quickly; consumers may find it hard to keep up thanks to apps, mobile downloads and tons of software choices for laptop computers. Job search technology is ...
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One of the key job search mistakes involves crafting a poorly written cover letter. Along with your resume, this crucial element of your application materials has a significant ...
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A job seeker must stand out from the crowd in creative ways in order to get noticed. Typical channels for such creativity include infographic resumes, customized cover letters and ...
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Writing a great cover letter is one of the most important things to do when applying for jobs. Unfortunately, many applicants don't know what to put in a cover letter to attract ...
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A contemporary cover letter is not the same concept it was just 10 years ago. Traditional methods of delivering a hard-copy letter to a human resources office no longer apply to a ...
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While writing for Science Careers — part of the journal Science published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science — David G. Jensen conducted an ...
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A well-written cover letter is an essential job hunting tool that can make a powerful first impression on potential employers. It serves as an introduction, summarizes your ...
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Many employers now use electronic systems to screen applications and identify the best applicants. As a result, you must be prepared to send your cover letter in an email instead ...
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Composing an effective cover letter has become so much a part of the modern hiring process, applicants are prone to take it for granted. Often, the document that serves as a job ...
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Knowing what not to include in a cover letter is often a weakness for job seekers. Supplying information other than what employers are looking for in your cover letter can hurt ...
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First impressions matter during the job search, especially when potential employers scan through your cover letter. Focus on these key questions to compile a letter that impresses ...
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Writer's block can strike at any time, rendering you unable to write a clear and cohesive sentence. Add to that the high stress levels of a job search, and you have a recipe for ...
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Grammar in everyday, professional correspondence should be revised and edited for clarity since written communication at the office is vital for projects such as reports, ...
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Although some career experts are convinced that a good cover letter is the key to landing a job interview, others claim that the cover letter is dead. Modern alternatives to the ...
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Your cover letter is one of the most important tools in your job search. Done right, a cover letter persuades a recruiter or hiring manager to schedule a job interview, giving you ...
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Changing careers requires confidence, determination and the ability to answer questions about your motives and thought processes. It's not always easy to make a career shift, but ...
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Is one or more of the following cover letter mistakes causing your job applications to head straight into the reject pile? Too many people sabotage their job search by sending out ...
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With economic recovery in full swing, job seekers have the confidence they need to find the best possible jobs out there. The use of social media and mobile devices has ...
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If you've been in the job hunt for a while, chances are you've seen individuals walk into office buildings, drop resumes onto foyer counter tops and leave the premises with nary a ...
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When you approach potential employers, Introducing yourself and your resume with a cover letter will greatly increase your chances of getting job interviews. A resume outlines ...
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Constructing cover letters that impress potential employers is a key element in landing your dream job. Include information that details your experience, skills and personality. ...
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Your cover letter should be a finely tuned, concise, grammatically correct snippet of why a company hires you. Verbiage is more than just placing the right cover letter keywords. ...
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Even in an increasingly digital age, cover letters are still a vital part of a job application. To make your letter stand out, tailor it to each job you apply to, and make sure ...
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Hiring managers and human resources department heads wade through hundreds, if not thousands, of job candidates every year to vet the best person for a job. Make your cover letter ...
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It's widely accepted that when it comes to splitting two strong candidates for the same job, the cover letter can be the thing that makes or breaks an application. Sure, the ...
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Your cover letter is typically the first contact a prospective employer has with you and is your best opportunity to make a strong first impression. Unfortunately, far too many ...
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The American economy finally seems to be on the mend. Gas prices are lower, jobs are easier to find and Americans have more disposable income to spend on consumer goods. As ...
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Your cover letter is your first introduction to a prospective employer. Making a great first impression is important. Use these cover letter tips to craft a professional cover ...
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Most companies require and expect job seekers to submit a well-written cover letter to accompany a resume. Candidates writing cover letters must strive to stand out above the rest ...
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Your cover letter is almost as important as your resume when you are applying to a job. It can be tempting to embellish your experience and skills in your cover letter, especially ...
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You've finally gotten a job interview for the position of your dreams. You are prepared, know everything about the company and have memorized your resume by heart. It's all going ...
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Sometimes, your ideal job starts with a position at your dream company. In order to get noticed by the firm, you have to stand out from other potential candidates. The process ...
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Putting in a resume when applying for a job is considered to be the norm. However, these days, things are changing. Companies are now asking for a Cover Letter in addition to the ...
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Many job candidates mistakenly believe that the resume is the only document that matters when it comes to securing a job interview. However, the cover letter is still a crucial ...
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When you’re looking for a job, the first thing you want to do is grab the attention of recruiters. If you feel you have the perfect cover letter, you might want to look over ...
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While many job seekers treat an emailed cover letter as a simple casual note, in reality, it is a chance to make a great first impression. Avoid these common cover letter mistakes ...
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First time job seekers often start the job search with a host of false assumptions about the process. False assumptions keep you from shining and cloud your good qualities with a ...
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The job application process is challenging on its own, so it's important to use every possible tool in your arsenal to help you succeed. A cover letter should be included with ...
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As a job seeker, your primary goal is to obtain employment. Through your cover letter and resume, you attempt to gain the attention of the hiring manager reviewing your ...
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A cover letter provides you with a chance to make a valuable first impression on your potential future employer. Unfortunately, if you made a serious mistake, you may not get the ...
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Few things are more frustrating to a hiring manager than reviewing a resume with no cover letter. Your resume tells the story of where you were educated and where you’ve ...
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The old-school cover letter was typically a regurgitation of your resume, covering point by point exactly why you were right for a job. It contained many paragraphs and usually ...
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In today's competitive job market, it can be challenging to land an interview amidst a sea of other qualified applicants. Too many professionals make the mistake of not including ...
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Modern cover letters run the gamut from informal emails sent to hiring managers at companies you are familiar with to formal missives provided to large corporations that receive ...
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Never underestimate the power of a cover letter. A great cover letter can open the door to an interview, while a mistake-ridden cover letter may result in a tossed resume, no ...
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Your cover letter and resume show potential supervisors what you can do for them. Make both documents stand out by offering different snapshots of your career goals, drives, ...
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In a competitive job market, job seekers are determined to stand out in a sea of applicants. With the help of a stunning cover letter, a job seeker can get noticed quickly. ...
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In today's digital job market, impeccably designed resumes are commonplace. Candidates who include well-written cover letters with their resumes set themselves apart from the ...
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The cover letter you attach to your resume is like a handshake with a new business partner. For many job seekers, it is the first real contact with a new employer, and if it's ...
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While it's tempting to believe that your resume is all that matters for getting a job interview, hiring managers really do read your cover letter. In fact, your cover letter can ...
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Because so many companies use computerized tracking systems as a standard part of their hiring process, job applicants need to tweak their cover letters in a new way. Since your ...
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Consider your cover letter and resume a first impression. Together they highlight your skills and give the hiring manager an insight into your personality. Hiring managers read ...
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The cover letter is an essential piece of your job search arsenal: It provides a glimpse of your experience, compatibility and professionalism in just a few concise paragraphs. ...
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A cover letter is your personal story of why you want the job you seek. Yet this seemingly simple document must be fine-tuned to serve its intended purpose. Include several ...
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Job hunting is more complex today than ever before, with recruiters using a variety of technologies to filter or seek applicants. In a world of online applications and emailed ...
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Hiring managers often sift through numerous resumes for a single position, looking for ways to narrow down the candidate pool. Jobseekers who go about the process in the wrong way ...
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In a job search, a cover letter rarely remains neutral — it either helps you or hurts you. A poorly written letter can put off the employer and damage your professional ...
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Landing an interview can be tough for professionals who haven’t grasped how to write a strong cover letter. They may send out hundreds of applications that they believe to ...
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You may be in the market for a job, any job, but when you write your cover letter, your task is to convince the employer that you are in the market only for the one job that this ...
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The job of a cover letter is to persuade the hiring manager who reads it to give you an interview. The best way to do this is to show the reader how your skills and experiences ...
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Sometimes you see a job listing and you know instantly that you are a great fit for the position. All your experience has perfectly prepared you to step right in to this new role ...
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The cover letter is one of the most useful – and most dreaded – tools of the job search. With a compelling letter, you can captivate an employer and bring more ...
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The way you end a cover letter can make a big difference to your chance of getting a job interview. The end of the letter is the moment at which you need to persuade the hiring ...
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When you apply to a position, should you put the cover letter in the body of the email or in the attachment? In this case, visibility is key: Place it in the body of the email ...
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In today's competitive job market, many job seekers wonder if potential employers really take the time to read cover letters. Many hiring managers only skim over them, but some do ...
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The cover letter is an unavoidable part of the job search – one that causes consternation for many job seekers. An excellent letter can spark the interest of a potential ...
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Writing a good cover letter is an essential part of the job search — especially when most resumes are sent through virtual channels such as email or more traditional methods ...
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In today's highly digital job market, it seems the resume is king, as it lists your work experience, education and major accomplishments. But no matter how detailed or ...
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The cover letter is a crucial job search tool for professionals in all industries. It rounds out your resume, helping potential employers understand who you are and how you would ...
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Outdated job skills can make or break an employee. A worker with a pertinent skill set may get promoted, receive a raise or even survive downsizing when compared to a similar ...
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Potential employees have myriads of things to consider during a job interview. One point an interviewer may mention is a long job gap in your employment history. The best ways to ...
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As one of the final steps before making a hiring decision, companies call a job candidate's professional references. The people you select as references should be knowledgeable ...
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Whether you are looking for a job in your current industry or trying to switch careers, how you present yourself has a big impact on your job prospects. Sending a professional ...
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A cover letter is your opportunity to describe what you have to offer to the company for which you want to work. In order to help you successfully land the job you want, your ...
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Your cover letter is your chance to introduce yourself to a prospective employer. Make sure that it convinces the employer to give you an opportunity to interview for the role. ...
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A generic resume is unlikely to catch the eyes of hiring managers in an environment where virtually every job opening attracts a large volume of applications. Results of a 2014 ...
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The cover letter you send in support of a job application can make or break your chance of getting an interview for your dream role. To maximize your chance of making a good ...
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Most job seekers consider writing a cover letter a chore and, therefore, make it a regurgitated rendition of their resume. Most hiring managers only have time to skim through ...
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Are cover letters really read? The short answer to that question is that it depends. If the missive in question is bland, garrulous, incoherent, cliche-filled or replete with ...
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Applying for jobs is a job in and of itself. Getting your resume together, sifting through ads and sending emails are all time consuming. If you find that a potential employer ...
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A cover letter provides a succinct, yet powerful, message from a prospect to an employer. Job seekers have just two or three paragraphs to make the best impression on firms, and ...
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Job seekers too often fill their resume and cover letter with their own accomplishments, rarely giving thought to how those credentials add value to the company for which they are ...
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The advent of applicant tracking systems has made it more crucial for job seekers to pay careful attention to the phrasing of their cover letters, especially in terms of cover ...
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During a job search, it may seem like it's all about your resume. There are books, articles and blogs all about creating the best resume or improving your existing one. However, ...
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Your cover letter is arguably more important than your resume. All of the qualifications in the world don't mean a thing if the hiring manager doesn't think you're going to be a ...
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When you write a cover letter, you're essentially ringing the doorbell of a company and hoping someone there will open the door and let you in. Make a lasting impression by ...
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A great cover letter is the key to scoring an interview. One of the best ways to create a customized cover letter that will knock the socks off a hiring manager is to show that ...
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Your cover letter is one of the most important pieces of your resume, working to draw a recruiter's attention and summarize your qualifications. When you are applying for a ...
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When your cover letter passes over a recruiter's desk or computer screen, you'll get as many as 10 seconds of attention before the recruiter moves on to the next applicant. Take ...
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In general, including references in your cover letter is not recommended. However, there are some key exceptions to this rule. Here are some tips to help you consider whether it ...
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Your cover letter is your chance to sell yourself to potential employers. It is an opportunity to prove that you are the obvious choice for the job. Of course, you must include ...
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Many job seekers consider cover letters a necessary evil. Knowing they cannot send a resume without one, they slap together a generic letter, often using a template that ...
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Though they may seem outdated and more of a pain than other parts of the job hunt, cover letters are a crucial component of job applications. Recruiters attest that having ...
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Recruiters have seen the same cover letter countless times. If you are one of those people sending in a slightly modified, copied and pasted template form letter, don't expect a ...
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If you're looking for a job, you probably have a couple of versions of your resume and a cover letter template that you tweak for each job you apply for. However, have you ever ...

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