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What Message Should Your Resume Convey?

Posted on September 1, 2017

Today when job seekers work on their resumes and cover letters, their main challenge is to choose what kind of information to include and how to organize it in a way that would eventually lead to employment. In other words, the most frequently asked question is what kind of message should I convey on my...

Cutting Your Cover Letter to One Page

Posted on May 12, 2017

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...

Why Writing a Generic Cover Letter is a Bad Choice?

Posted on February 10, 2016

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...

Cover Letter for Sales

Posted on February 8, 2016

Many things have been said about writing 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...

3 Things to Say in a Cover Letter

Posted on February 5, 2016

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...

Career Challenges: Military Cover Letter Writing

Posted on February 4, 2016

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...

How to Write an Effective Cover Letter?

Posted on April 23, 2015

A cover letter is 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. However, creative a cover letter that will help you get noticed by employers...

Cover Letter Writing: Red Flags

Posted on February 24, 2015

There have been many disputes about how important is to include a cover letter into a job application document package. Well, we are not going to argue about how it can or cannot influence your job search. We will rather provide practical tips on how to create an effective cover letter that will help you...