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

Dumb Little Man

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?

A Cover Letter is NOT Optional!

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection A Cover Letter is NOT Optional! A cover letter IS important. The cover is your entranceway.

5 Ways to Manage Your Online Reputation

On The Job

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? 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. Do Bad Managers Make Us Perform Better?

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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.

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A guide to job hunting

Practically Perfect PA

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.

Updating Your Resume: Signs It’s Time to Polish the Ol’ Skills

Small Business CEO

It can be especially difficult to know exactly what’s going wrong – is it my cover letter? Management careers resumeYou’re back on the job market, sending out your resume to multiple jobs a day, but you’re not getting any bites. Frustrating, right?

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

Job Advice Blog

Your cover letter neglects to tie you to the ad and [.]. Career Coaching by Judi Perkins "Career Change" career advice Career Consulting career management Individual Career Counseling Interview Advice by Jeff LeFevre interview preparation interview techniques interview tips Job Search Job seeker Winning Interview StrategiesThis 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.

Coaches; 6 Types & 10 Ways They Can Use Online Technology?

Tips From T. Marie

This may include helping clients find new employment opportunities, giving feedback on resumes/ cover letters and establishing strategies for successful job interviews. Creating coaching courses on an online education platform like Udemy or Teachable Keeping track of client progress using an online project management platform Offer live video coaching sessions to individuals or groups using streaming technology like Zoom.

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

Dumb Little Man

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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5 Things to Help You Ace a Phone Interview

On The Job

Are you ready to be interviewed in five minutes when the telephone rings and the hiring manager wants to talk about your qualifications? Were you possibly thinking that a hiring manager would contact you and say, "I'll be calling you in a week to interview you over the telephone.

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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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How to Hide Your Age on Your Resume

Eat Your Career

This is frowned upon by recruiters and hiring managers because it’s out-of-step with normal resume conventions. Recruiters and hiring managers know this. As a career coach and professional resume writer , I work with a lot of “older” job seekers.

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Call off the cheerleaders!

Practically Perfect PA

They receive a copy of your CV and read the covering letter. Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant personal branding Virtual Assistant

2015 176

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.

2017 130

You Owe it to Yourself!

Office Dynamics

Next, create an awesome cover letter that sets you apart. I mean a cover letter that conveys something about you, your character and the confident person you are. Your cover letter will be scanned for just a precious few moments and then placed in one of two stacks. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Professional Image

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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.

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You Owe it to Yourself!

Office Dynamics

Next, create an awesome cover letter that sets you apart. I mean a cover letter that conveys something about you, your character and the confident person you are. Your cover letter will be scanned for just a precious few moments and then placed in one of two stacks. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Professional Image

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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. Career Transition Career-Advice career path career-management fulfillment job search job-hopper quitting

2010 182

How to Write a Winning Graduate School Resumé

Dumb Little Man

Take a look at these 3 reasons why program managers love enthusiasm: Enthusiasm shows the reader you’re going to be motivated to work hard, even when it gets tough. See Also: 100+ Ways to Write a Great Resume Cover Letter.

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3 Atypical Life Hacks To Improve Your Resume

Dumb Little Man

See Also: 5 Tips To Making Your Resume Cover Letter Stand Out. Recruiters and hiring managers have plenty of experience finding suitable candidates. Writing a great resume has always been challenging.

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The How and Why to Creating a Career Portfolio™ for Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

When a new manager or executive comes on board and you want him or her to quickly gain an overview of your talents and experiences. Thank you letters from other divisions or executives on a job well done. Customer appreciation letters. Extras could include a Table of Contents, cover letter, and an information CD! That is why you might want to leave an informational CD, have extra copies of your resume and a cover letter.

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The How and Why to Creating a Career Portfolio™ for Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

When a new manager or executive comes on board and you want him or her to quickly gain an overview of your talents and experiences. Thank you letters from other divisions or executives on a job well done. Customer appreciation letters. Extras could include a Table of Contents, cover letter, and an information CD! That is why you might want to leave an informational CD, have extra copies of your resume and a cover letter.

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"I'm NOT a people person"

On The Job

We all like to take our digs at hiring managers, with many of us having stories of how ill treated we have been by these people. But there are two sides to every story -- and the tales some hiring managers are telling may explain why some of them treat us like alien beings. The musical candidates -- one sang all her responses to interview questions, while another delivered his entire cover letter verbally as a rap song.

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10 Tools and Resources to Write the Perfect Resume

Daily Writing Tips

1: “Resume” Category (free), Ask a Manager. I love the blog “Ask a Manager” by Allison Green (though be warned, it’s an easy place to spend a little too much time reading about other people’s weirdly dysfunctional workplaces).

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Are You Being Naive -- and Just Plain Stupid -- About Your Online Reputation?

On The Job

Last week I sent out a HARO request for my Gannett News Service/USAToday.com column asking for input on how to manage your online reputation. So, I'm going to share some really good advice and comments from online reputation management folks that I couldn't fit in my column: * "Search for your name in Google, Yahoo! Google covers most of the Web, but MSN and Yahoo! Learn how to manage your privacy settings within each social network you use.

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5 College Skills That Have Lasting Value

Dumb Little Man

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. Better yet, you’ll also be able to impress potential employers with cover letters and resumes.

2018 181

These Tools Make Personal Branding Easy and Affordable

Dumb Little Man

So, you wrote your resume, created an awesome cover letter, and then passed your application. Reputation management is crucial as you execute your personal branding strategy. Use tools like BrandYourself to help you manage and track Google results tied to your name. Tools like Naymz can help you track and manage your social reputation.

2017 158

Administrative/Clerical: Improve Your Admin Applications and Interviews

Office Dynamics

The goal of any hiring manager is to find the best candidate for the job. Because admin applications usually consist of written forms such as a resume and a cover letter, it''s essential to proofread your writing for clarity, grammatical correctness, and accuracy of content. For popular job postings that elicit hundreds and even thousands of applications, the hiring manager will be quick to weed out candidates.

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Resources for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Also launched in 2000 Desk Demon offers everything you need for office management. It is easy to upload your CV and covering letter and you can also receive a daily email with new jobs that are specific to what you are looking for. Pin It. Welcome to my new blog site.

2012 211

8 Tips On How To Get A Promotion

Productivity Bits

Don’t presume that you will get the position just because you know the manager well. Update your CV and create a cover letter for the position. Talk with your manager or director before applying for the position, so that they know that you wish to apply for the position and they can have time to think about your proposal. Copyright © 2011 Productivity Bits. Visit the original article at [link]. Guest Post.

Melba Duncan on the Hot Skills EAs Need For 2009 and Beyond

Stellar Assistants

I was first introduced to her in September 1999, when she was featured on the cover of Inc. Duncan in job interviews, and have even quoted her in resume' cover letters. Executives and hiring managers - is your assistant truly indispensable? It's titled Executive Assistants as Strategic Support Specialists, Managers and Leaders: An Expanding Universe I'm a HUGE fan of Melba J. Duncan. Rabid , in fact.

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Tips From Successful Job Seekers

On The Job

In October 2009 — when thousands of people were losing jobs — Woody was hired as communications manager for Association Headquarters Inc. I suggested in my cover letter some ideas to pique the employer's interest," she says. I never get tired of hearing how people got a job.

2010 207

Two-for-One Sale: Get Your Interview Tips Now!

On The Job

No one sends me a resume that says, "I'm looking to work for a financially shaky firm, in a dead-end role, at a lower salary, doing tasks that I have no knowledge of or experience with." -- Anne Howard, Lynn Hazan & Associates "When you write the cover letter and tailor the resume, be sure to reference the job posting and be specific in your response to what they’re seeking. In addition, I only look at the work history, the cover letter, and most of the body are generally junk.

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Is a Career Change Possible in this Economy?

Eat Your Career

I’ve written a lot about this in the past, so here’s some recommended reading to help ease a career transition (in any economy): Managing Risk During a Career Change. Lastly, if you’re considering making a career change in the near future, take a moment to learn about my coaching programs and career transition services (including help with resumes , cover letters , interview prep , and job search ). People ask me this question all the time.

2012 138

Announcement: The Shrink for Entrepreneurs is hiring

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

To understand, optimize, manage and grow sophisticated customer acquisition funnels. As my assistant, you will also be tasked with project management tasks and responsibility for those initiatives I launch with the time you created. You read it right. This is a job advertisement.

2013 103

Five Great Ways to Give Your Resume a Boost

Dumb Little Man

Were you responsible for managing any major areas of the business? 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.

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Do You Have What it Takes to Work in a Non-Profit?

On The Job

I think many non-profits are using more management techniques found in the business world, but I wouldn’t suggest a job seeker sit down and say to a non-profit organization: ‘Listen, I can help your non-profit run more like a business.’ Kisha DeSandies , who works as a communications manager for a non-profit association in Alexandria, Va., For example, DeSandies says that her non-profit work often has allowed her more independence with less management oversight.

2010 158

Ready to Quit Your Job? Read This First

Eat Your Career

Workbooks Stress Management Workbook Time Management Magic Reinvent Your Career Workbook More Tasty Goodness Career Management Consulting Job Interview Coaching Resume Revision Group Training & Public Speaking Eat My WHAT?! Manage Your Stress Change of any kind is stressful.

2010 195

Critical Steps in Your Career Transition

Job Advice Blog

Your action plan sets the tone of your search and keeps you on track to manage the application process. Hiring managers ‘Google’ the names of people they are interviewing and those they are considering interviewing.

2010 180

3 Rs or 3 Cs?

Office Dynamics

The Three Rs aren't cutting it for today's workforce, according to the American Management Association's 2010 Critical Skills Survey of 2,115 managers and other executives. I notice many misspelled words in emails to me, or assignments from classes or especially in resume cover letters. (Excerpt from Training Magazine August 2010).

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