Relocation in a Cover Letter
Landing a new job is quite a challenge today. It is even more of a challenge to find a job in another state or even country. As a rule, it extends the job search period significantly since the companies often prefer local candidates over people from other states or countries. However, if you are planning to relocate, it doesn’t have...
Cover Letter Writing
-    Do all employers read cover letters? -    No. -    Does that mean that writing a cover letter is a waste of time?-    Absolutely not. The truth of the matter that no job seeker was rejected simply because he/she had a cover letter.  It is true that some HRs don’t...
Resume and Job Search Sites: What Are Job Seekers Missing?
So you need a job. Regardless of why you don't have one now, the initial instinct is to draft something that you can call a resume and send it out to employers. This way big companies will know you are finally available and will shower you with generous job offers. How cool would that be if this how job search worked? Now we have to admit...
What Effective Cover Letters Are About?
There are still some job seekers who are reluctant to submit a cover letter as a part of the job application package. People come up with different excuses, such as "it is an old-fashioned move", "no one reads them anyway" or "cover letters don't have much weight at all", etc. Regardless of the excuses job seekers choose to stick to, many...
Cutting Your Cover Letter to One Page
The fact that most hiring managers in average don't spend more than ten seconds on reviewing a resume says a lot about how they approach cover letters. So if you are happy about your 2 or even 3 page cover letter, you might want to re-do the document because your message will likely be never read (or lost in the rattling of your accomplis...
Why Writing a Generic Cover Letter is a Bad Choice?
When job seekers are in the campaign of sending their applications to different companies there is a great temptation to develop a generic resume and cover letter for this endeavor. The paradox is that people don't want to work on tailoring their resumes and cover letters in order to get a foot through the doors of potential employers but...
Cover Letter for Sales
Many things have been said about writing an effective resume for sales jobs. However, people tend to ignore that writing a cover letter is as important as developing a resume or CV. Many employers demand a cover letter to be sent when applying for a position so taking this lightly may cost one a job. No matter how good your resume is, if ...
3 Things to Say in a Cover Letter
The problem with most cover letters is that job seekers don't know what they should put in a cover letter. As a result, some are just writing what they think they should write based on what their friends wrote when they were applying for jobs. Others just copy-paste information from a resume or CV reiterating one's qualifications, experie...
Career Challenges: Military Cover Letter Writing
We use this term "a military cover letter" when we are talking about former military people who wish to transition to a civilian type of job. This is somewhat different from writing a generic cover letter as it should contain some information generic cover letters don't usually have. As a result, many former military people are confused a...
How to Write an Effective Cover Letter?
A cover letter is the second most important document in the application package, especially if it is required by the employer. Most job seekers don't think there is anything difficult in developing a cover letter and it is hard to argue with that statement. However, creating a cover letter that will actually help you get noticed by employ...
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