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?

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.

Beginning Your Job Search? Start By Building Your Brand

Office Dynamics

Expanded Ramblings reports that simply adding a photo makes your profile 11 times more likely to be viewed , and listing your skills makes your profile 13 times more likely to be viewed. Maintaining and building your online persona is a part of the new job search.

2015 228

Is It OK to Fudge the Truth on a Resume?

On The Job

Nearly 35 percent of resumes are estimated to contain blatant lies about education, experience or the skills to perform a specific job. But according to the way your resume phrases your accomplishments and skills, and the way you answer interview questions, you're very qualified to run the steel plant. lie to employer qualifications resume cover letter career advice Anita BruzzeseIs it really a big deal to lie on a resume?

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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. Here are some of the best college skills that can help you achieve success in your life. Better yet, you’ll also be able to impress potential employers with cover letters and resumes.

2018 166

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.

2009 141

This is What You Need to Do to Change Industries Successfully

On The Job

That’s why it’s key to craft your resume and cover letter in a way that highlights transferable skills. More people are expected to test the job waters this year as more than 12,500 U.S. employers are looking for new workers and unemployment remains low.

2019 130

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.

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. When you know your motivations, it will be easier for you to find opportunities that are perfect for your ambitions and skills. When you read job descriptions, you’ll be able to know which jobs fit your skills, education, and experience. Create an attractive resume and engaging cover letter. Instead of sending out the same resume and cover letter, create multiple versions.

2018 156

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. Highlight important skills.

2017 130

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. Demonstrate Your Skills.

2017 147

10 Ways For Freelance Writers To Earn Some Extra Money

Dumb Little Man

Are you skilled in a craft? Write Resumes and Cover Letters. There is a huge market at the moment for CV and cover letter writers. Small businesses or startups could use some copywriting talent and if you are skilled in this area, offer your help to those companies.

2018 183

How to Hide Your Age on Your Resume

Eat Your Career

Do Emphasize Current Tech Skills. To counter this idea, be sure to emphasize your modern tech skills throughout the resume, and leave off old, outdated technology. As a career coach and professional resume writer , I work with a lot of “older” job seekers.

Resume 181

5 Things to Help You Ace a Phone Interview

On The Job

Can you concisely talk about your skills and experience -- and do it in a way that sounds interesting and personable? Keep copies of your resume and/or cover letter nearby. The minute you apply for a job, the preparation must begin.

2015 253

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. Learn some relevant skills to give your resume a little boost.

2016 200

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.

2016 193

How to Build Your Career: 5 Simple Rules to Succeed

Dumb Little Man

They choose those willing to work for less despite having the most skills. See Also: 5 Tips To Making Your Resume Cover Letter Stand Out. Adopt New Skills Constantly. Regardless of which industry you are in, learning new skills is not just desirable, but often necessary.

2018 199

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.

2013 209

You Owe it to Yourself!

Office Dynamics

Though you may be satisfied with your current job, you should still have the necessary tools available at a moment’s notice, such as: An updated resume that details your current skills, responsibilities, and accomplishments. Presentation skills to effectively communicate why you are the best candidate. A clear understanding of how you can transfer your knowledge and skills to provide value to another organization. Next, create an awesome cover letter that sets you apart.

2010 121

How to Ace Your Job Interview

Dumb Little Man

Before, job seekers used cover letters to stand out from the crowd, sharing their less obvious qualifications or passion for a particular company. Today, many job seekers don’t bother writing a cover letter and most recruiters don’t consider it important. Review the job listing and think of ways your experiences showcase the skills they’re seeking. In October 2009, at the end of the Great Recession, unemployment hit 10%. Finding a job was hard.

2018 133

9 Style Tips For College Students

Dumb Little Man

However, unlike impressing your next-door neighbor with your skills, you’ll need to exert more effort for your teachers. This includes gaining proper knowledge of the English language which they’ll need to interact with future employers, compose top quality cover letters, and create pathways that will enhance their future. Some rewrite their own application letters while others learn the hard way – by being rejected.

2018 125

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. Three out of four executives said they believe these skills and competencies will become more important to their organizations in the next three to five years, particularly as the economy improves and organizations look to grow. Critical Thinking is one of 15 competencies in the Adminology Skill Set.

2010 100

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. Three out of four executives said they believe these skills and competencies will become more important to their organizations in the next three to five years, particularly as the economy improves and organizations look to grow. Critical Thinking is one of 15 competencies in the Adminology Skill Set.

2010 100

10 Tools and Resources to Write the Perfect Resume

Daily Writing Tips

If there are major issues with your resume (like a huge unexplained gap in your work history, or a total mismatch between your listed skills and what an employer wants), you’ll want to fix those problems before trying to format your resume beautifully.

Extreme Makeover - Resume Edition

Dumb Little Man

Pair it with a cover letter Always have a cover letter to accompany your resume. to tell them a bit about your personality (motivated, communication skills, enthusiastic.) Do you have a resume? Is it a little out of date? If you are one of the 13.9

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You Owe it to Yourself!

Office Dynamics

Though you may be satisfied with your current job, you should still have the necessary tools available at a moment’s notice, such as: An updated resume that details your current skills, responsibilities, and accomplishments. Presentation skills to effectively communicate why you are the best candidate. A clear understanding of how you can transfer your knowledge and skills to provide value to another organization. Next, create an awesome cover letter that sets you apart.

2010 100

CV Template for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Below my name I have a short personal statement that spells out the skills and attributes I have acquired during my career, I recommend putting this at the top of your CV so that you are selling yourself from the moment your potential employee picks up the piece of paper with your name on it.

2012 189

How to Market Yourself During A Career Search

Dumb Little Man

A Unique Selling Point might be the experience you bring to the table or the skills you have gained. Instead, you need to use various channels to promote your skills and abilities. You need to create an impressive resume/CV, optimize your LinkedIn profile and make sure your cover letter shines. It’s also a good idea to brush up on interview skills and make sure you’re ready to impress.

2017 129

Administrative/Clerical: Improve Your Admin Applications and Interviews

Office Dynamics

Fine-tune both by improving your writing and verbal skills. 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. This may require reworking your cover letter, rewriting your personal statement, and supplementing your resume. The goal of any hiring manager is to find the best candidate for the job.

2013 100

CV Template for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Below my name I have a short personal statement that spells out the skills and attributes I have acquired during my career, I recommend putting this at the top of your CV so that you are selling yourself from the moment your potential employee picks up the piece of paper with your name on it. Also if you write a covering letter, which I think should always accompany an application, then again your details will be included there.

2012 145

Call off the cheerleaders!

Practically Perfect PA

That means leveraging a skill we Brits have in spades: subtlety. They receive a copy of your CV and read the covering letter.

2015 161

4 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Finding Remote Work

On The Job

Sharpen your technology skills. Your resume has got to be free of typos, and you need to avoid a form cover letter. Many people think they want to work from home until they do it.

2011 238

Can Grammar Be Taught?

Daily Writing Tips

When I was in school, we had very few extended writing assignments, but these, and my extracurricular efforts (including an abysmal short novel I wrote when I was in junior high school), helped me hone my writing skills.

2013 112

How To Make A Successful And Hassle-Free Career Change

Dumb Little Man

You need to take a look at what you’re interested in and what you’re skilled at. Your cover letter needs to specifically address the job you’re applying for. Whether your goals, values or interests have changed or you need more money and flexible hours, starting a new career isn’t something you can take lightly. You need to really think things through before you make a decision.

2018 125

How to Overcome Gaps in Employment

Dumb Little Man

Stay involved – Find work-related activities that will help you stay up-to-date with the industry and will improve your skills, making you more competitive. Explain it in your cover letter. Are you worried about gaps in employment ?

2016 165

The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping

Eat Your Career

You end up learning about many different businesses and industries; you gain a variety of skills and meet a wide range of people. That usually takes several years to accomplish and prospective employers may be concerned about your skill level.

2010 172

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

On The Job

These are statements like "Objective: A position with a strong, stable company where I can use my skills and expertise to contribute to growth and advance my career." If you don’t have actual job experience, explain how you obtained the skills needed. In addition, I only look at the work history, the cover letter, and most of the body are generally junk. I sent out a HARO request the other day asking for input on resume do's and dont's.

2008 100

Tips From Successful Job Seekers

On The Job

I suggested in my cover letter some ideas to pique the employer's interest," she says. He adds that when making a networking contact, make sure you let the person know not only what you do for a living but what skills you have and with what companies you'd like to connect.

2010 207

Preparing for the Phone Interview

Job Advice Blog

Referenced on your resume and your cover letter should be the best number(s) to reach you. You are selling your skills and accomplishments during the call. Let your professional skills and personality shine through to get you the face-to-face meeting.

Phones 217

What I Learned From Reading 1,000 Resumes

Dumb Little Man

Try to break it up into the basic sections (summary, experience and skills), and be as precise as possible. 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.

Resume 177

Five Great Ways to Give Your Resume a Boost

Dumb Little Man

Employers aren’t just interested in your paid work; they’re looking for evidence of your skills. 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.

Resume 279

"I'm NOT a people person"

On The Job

The musical candidates -- one sang all her responses to interview questions, while another delivered his entire cover letter verbally as a rap song. Remember that when you're applying for a job, you want to make the employer sees you as the best candidate for the job based on your skills and abilities (not your ability to rap or play ball). 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.

2007 100

Announcement: The Shrink for Entrepreneurs is hiring

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

You have graphic design and/or photoshop skills. Compensation to be determined by your skill set. You read it right. This is a job advertisement. Of course it isn’t for you. You’re one of those kicks-ass-and-takes-no-names entrepreneurs. You’re proudly unemployable.

2013 104