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Cover Letter Mistakes That Will Kill Your Chances

Cover Letter Mistakes That Will Kill Your Chances

Face facts: Some people will never read your cover letter. The rest of the people may trash your resume if it does not include a cover letter. Others will value the cover letter over all other application materials. Since you can't know for sure which type of employer or recruiter will receive and review your... Read More »

College Kid's Amazing, Plucky Cover Letter For Wall Street Internship Goes Viral

College Kid's Amazing, Plucky Cover Letter For Wall Street Internship Goes Viral

This cover letter is unapologetically honest and people on Wall Street are calling it one of the best letters they have seen. Read More »

3 Cover Letter Myths You Shouldn't Believe

3 Cover Letter Myths You Shouldn't Believe

Cover letters are a hot topic these days. Some say they are worthless; others say they are priceless. A recent study by Zip Recruiter indicates that 50% of hiring managers require a cover letter, and that of those, two thirds of them reject an applicant because of something included in the cover letter. Read More »

4 Nifty Ways to Make Your Cover Letter Amazing

4 Nifty Ways to Make Your Cover Letter Amazing

By Gerrit Hall Peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, Ben and Jerry... some things are just meant to be together. Just like these great pairs, your cover letter and resume should be a match made in heaven. When written the right way, these two documents complement each other in a way that engages the... Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Cover Letters

The Ultimate Guide to Cover Letters

Many job seekers don't pay much attention to the cover letter. While it's true that close to half of hiring managers routinely report they don't read cover letters, there is another half that frequently do. And since you don't know which half you are sending your resume to, it's important to have a powerful... Read More »

Cover Letter Checklist: 7 Steps to Better Cover Letters

Cover Letter Checklist: 7 Steps to Better Cover Letters

The cover letter should be part of your presentation to a hiring manager whenever you apply for a job. Through cover letters you can "speak" directly to the hiring manager and create a more tailored presentation of your background to better prove why you are well-suited for their open position. Generally cover... Read More »

Seven Cover Letter Don'ts

Seven Cover Letter Don'ts

While the resume is a critical marketing tool for the job seeker, for some hiring managers the cover letter can be an equal or even more important tool for assessing a candidate's competencies. The cover letter gives the job seeker an opportunity to connect with the reader and even show a bit more of their... Read More »

25 Resume Tips That Help Make a Great First Impression

25 Resume Tips That Help Make a Great First Impression

Quick tips for creating a resume that makes a great first impression and gets hiring managers to take a second look at you. Read More »

Six Tips for a Blowout Cover Letter

Six Tips for a Blowout Cover Letter

A résumé gets you noticed, but a cover letter can make or break your chances of walking in the door for the first interview. Writing a cover letter that will land you that job interview doesn't have to be difficult. Instead of digging through cover letter templates online and trying to fit your... Read More »

Cover Letters -- Dos and Don'ts

Cover Letters -- Dos and Don'ts

By Robin Ryan, career expert and author of 'Winning Cover Letter' The biggest mistake many job hunters make is skipping writing a cover letter when sending off a resume, says Jim, an AT&T human resource manager. He shares his insight, saying, "Cover letters are very influential, and a well written letter... Read More »

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