Covering cover letters

Practically Perfect PA

In amongst all of my files and paperwork I discovered a handful of my old covering letters for various jobs I had applied for over the years (one was hand written – that is how old I am!). I wondered how many of us still write covering letters when we apply for jobs?

The Job Hunt: Starting Off With A Strong Cover Letter

Dumb Little Man

Suffice to say that your cover letter is one way for a company to get a sneak peek of what you’d be like as a potential employee. Think of your cover letter is a letter of intent.

5 Tips To Making Your Resume Cover Letter Stand Out

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And when each job requires your resume, an online application (complete with questionnaire), plus a stellar cover letter that’s tailored to each and every job listing, it’s easy to see why the process gets exhausting. Although it might be tempting to just write a generic cover letter for each of these job listings, you could be sabotaging your job search. So, what are the key components of a cover letter and what should you say in them?

Cover Letters: Why Bother?

Eat Your Career

A lot of people think cover letters are relics of the past. You want to use the cover letter as an opportunity to differentiate yourself from the crowd. The post Cover Letters: Why Bother? Video career advice career transition cover letter job search

Why You Should Take Time to Write a Cover Letter

Small Business Labs

When the job market is this competitive, you should never leave anything to chance, especially if you’re vying for a job position you’ve been dreaming of for years, one that will place on the road to professional improvement. That is why Human Resource professionals and experts suggest that every time you send out an

How To Write A Cover Letter For Refund Of Money?

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<p>When you are owed money, a letter might be the most effective way to obtain it. There are a few tips for writing the letter that can improve its effectiveness.</p> </p> <p>Address the Letter to a Specific Person</p> <p>When writing to a business or corporation, go to the company’s website to get its correct mailing address. The post How To Write A Cover Letter For Refund Of Money?

Is It OK to Fudge the Truth on a Resume?

On The Job

lie to employer qualifications resume cover letter career advice Anita BruzzeseIs it really a big deal to lie on a resume? The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a free-speech case involving a former California official convicted under the Stolen Valor Act after falsely claiming that he received the Congressional Medal of Honor , even though he never served in the military.

How to Write Great Cover Letters for Your Resume - by Dumb Little Man

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How to Find Your Dream Job: 5 Tips You Can Use Right Now

Dumb Little Man

You may need to send out countless resumes and cover letters. Create an attractive resume and engaging cover letter. Your resume and cover letter play an important role in getting the attention of potential employers. Instead of sending out the same resume and cover letter, create multiple versions. See Also: 5 Tips To Making Your Resume Cover Letter Stand Out. Everyone has a dream job in mind.

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A guide to job hunting

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Harmony between your CV and cover letter. All too often cover letters either repeat, or worse, contradict aspects of a candidate’s CV. Then consider how the content of your cover letter links with your CV.

6 Tips On How To Prep Your CV For More Job Interviews

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In this article, we will partially focus on cover letters as well as other important resume writing tips. So, grab a pen, and get ready to totally change your approach to CVs and cover letters. Just think about it: If you are getting dozens of cover letters a day, you are more likely to pay attention to the applicant who knows you by name than an applicant who simply addresses the company in general.

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3 Keys to Getting a Job When You're Overqualified

On The Job

Try to address those concerns in your cover letter and say it's OK with you. When you're out of work, it's tempting to apply for anything just to be able to get a job and pay your bills.

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Create a Resume or CV Free Online

Ian's Messy Desk

If you’re looking for help or ideas for creating a resume or writing a cover letter, CVrite is a website aimed at assisting job seekers with CV and resumé preparation. 100s of free Articles & Tips, plus resume and cover letter examples.

How To Make Your Job Search More Productive

Dumb Little Man

Between searching for job listings, individualizing your cover letters, and rehearsing your interviews, you will spend many of your waking hours getting through it all. Job-seeking can be quite the undertaking, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the process.

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The Practically Perfect PA guide to finding the perfect PA job

Practically Perfect PA

What can you expect to find in our eBook: I think we have covered everything that you will need to think about when it comes to planning your next career move including the following: Looking for an assistant role online. Covering cover letters.

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5 Ways to Manage Your Online Reputation

On The Job

If you dont think so, read this column I wrote for Gannett, and you may just change your mind: Maybe you put countless hours into carefully crafting a resume and cover letter. Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, August 10, 2009 5 Ways to Manage Your Online Reputation Are you your own worst enemy?

How To Get A Job When You Have No Experience

Dumb Little Man

Most of them enter a website, choose a couple of job offers, send their CV and, in the best case, also attach a cover letter. What is the most common manner of young and inexperienced people applying for a job?

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Confidence: feel it, fake it, or……….flub it

Job Advice Blog

Your cover letter neglects to tie you to the ad and [.]. This confidence game isn’t the same as the scam. This one applies to those who have been hunting with no results and are becoming discouraged. Rapidly. Let’s go back to how most people search, because that’s where the problem – or problems – are.

Guest Blogger: David B. Wright, Author

The Office Professionals Place

Youve sent out dozens, or maybe even hundreds, of resumes and cover letters. Your resume & cover letter have done their jobs, and have piqued the employers interest - now your job is to make it as easy as possible for them to decide to offer you the job.

What's Worth the Effort in Job Searching -- and What's Not

On The Job

In addition to writing a resume and cover letter, you're now supposed to monitor social media and look for ways to "brand" yourself to prospective employers. It can be exhausting looking for a job. There's the old saying that "looking for a job is a job."

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Five Terms Related to Submitting a Manuscript

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks about some terms: I’m confused: What’s the difference between Submissions and Query Letters and Cover Letters and Biographies and Resumés? Query Letter. Cover Letter.

5 Things to Help You Ace a Phone Interview

On The Job

Keep copies of your resume and/or cover letter nearby. The minute you apply for a job, the preparation must begin. That means that once you hit "send" to email your resume or application to a company, you need to be on your toes.

3 Top Job Industries That Are Flying Under Your Radar

Dumb Little Man

They said one of the best ways you can express enthusiasm for your industry is by writing a tailored cover letter. As you work, think about how you are going to write about your learning experiences and how you can share them in your cover letter. See Also: 5 Tips To Making Your Resume Cover Letter Stand Out. Then, you can tailor your resume and cover letter to clearly indicate why you’re the best fit for them.

Extreme Makeover - Resume Edition

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Pair it with a cover letter Always have a cover letter to accompany your resume. Do you have a resume? Is it a little out of date? If you are one of the 13.9

A guide to online job searching

Practically Perfect PA

As recruiting experts, we can quickly tell the difference between someone who has taken an application seriously, and someone who has sent the same cover letter to many different companies. Where to search.

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4 Keys for a Recommendation Letter

On The Job

As I sifted through dozens of cover letters and online applications, I noticed that only a few included letters of recommendations. As I read the letters, I wondered why more of the job prospects didn't offer something similar.

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How to Market Yourself During A Career Search

Dumb Little Man

You need to create an impressive resume/CV, optimize your LinkedIn profile and make sure your cover letter shines. When searching for a new career, knowing how to market yourself to potential employers and recruiters can give you an edge over the other applicants. If you don’t know how to stand out from the rest, it could make your search very long and exhausting. With marketing, there are tons of things you need to know.

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3 Bad Habits That Hurt Job Chances

On The Job

You may begin calling contacts to check on job openings, or help your kid write a resume or cover letter. If you have a child graduating from college this year, chances are good that you may see him or her move back home for a while because he or she hasn't landed a job.

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What I Learned From Reading 1,000 Resumes

Dumb Little Man

So if you’re applying for that administrative job at ABC Corporation, talk about the administrative position and ABC Corporation in both your cover letter and resume summary. If you’re working right now, it’s safe to say that you had to send out a resume in order to get hired.

How to Overcome Gaps in Employment

Dumb Little Man

Explain it in your cover letter. Are you worried about gaps in employment ? With the severe economic conditions and widespread layoffs, more people are faced with the threat of losing their job.

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Call off the cheerleaders!

Practically Perfect PA

They receive a copy of your CV and read the covering letter.

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Can Grammar Be Taught?

Daily Writing Tips

They will be the ones who, because HR managers were dismayed by grammatical errors and spelling mistakes in cover letters and on résumés, won’t get contacted for a job interview.

Five Great Ways to Give Your Resume a Boost

Dumb Little Man

If you can’t afford to pay someone to edit your resume, at least ask a friend to proof-read it – and the same goes for your cover letter. Whether or not you’re looking for a job right now, it’s worth making sure your resume is in good shape.

How to Write Headlines and Subheads

Daily Writing Tips

Or think of it as analogous to a cover letter or a request for a date. The first thing most readers notice in print or online is a headline. Think of it as a virtual handshake. If your headline is the text equivalent of a cold, dead fish, you’ll make a poor first impression. You only get one chance to introduce yourself — make it good. Various types of headlines exist, and some are more suitable than others for various types of content.

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A Must-Listen Interview for Job Hunters

Eat Your Career

With a focus on finding and living your life’s purpose, this book covers every conceivable job search topic including networking, research, resume and cover letter creation, successful interview techniques and so much more. No matter who you are or what you do, I’m willing to bet you know who Richard “Dick” Bolles is. Maybe the name itself doesn’t ring a bell, but the title of his book most certainly will: What Color Is Your Parachute? Sound familiar?

5 College Skills That Have Lasting Value

Dumb Little Man

Better yet, you’ll also be able to impress potential employers with cover letters and resumes. Between writing essays, going into interviews, and managing deadlines, you refine several skills while you’re applying for college. Those skills are important because not only do they help you get into your dream college, but they can also help you find jobs and manage your career. Here are some of the best college skills that can help you achieve success in your life.

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The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping

Eat Your Career

This can be a hard stigma to shake so you better have some strong justification for why you left each position and proactively address it in your cover letter. Out of everyone in my group of college friends, I was the only one who still had the same job two years after graduation.

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So you want to find a new assistant job?

Practically Perfect PA

Tailor your covering letter and CV. I’ve written posts on both covering letters and resumes so all I would add here is that you should tailor your CV and covering letter for each of the jobs you are applying for.

CV Template for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Also if you write a covering letter, which I think should always accompany an application, then again your details will be included there. Pin It. This month is a bit of a fresh start for me, I’ve just turned a decade older and I’ve also just started a new job… this week in fact!

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Job Loss - It Can Happen to You!

Office Dynamics

In good times when I had all my senses engaged, I prepared my career portfolio, resume, brochure (what a gem of an idea you had Jasmine), and now a strong cover letter, you are always ready for whatever comes your way. Are you prepared? Times are tough and I am sure many of you have been touched by it in some way, shape, or form.

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