Coverletters

  • Six Most Common Cover Letter Questions -- Answered!

    Six Most Common Cover Letter Questions -- Answered!

    Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing Time and time again, studies indicate that cover letters are read in less than 60 seconds. That's all the time it takes for most recruiters and employers to decide whether or not you're a candidate worth interviewing. To progress beyond this point, you have to be savvy about... Continue Reading

  • What Potential Employers REALLY Want to Know

    What Potential Employers REALLY Want to Know

    I'd just finished talking about the recently released unemployment numbers on Fox Business News, when the makeup artist who made me look far better than I have a right to ran up to me and said, "I need to follow your advice! I should brand myself by starting my own blog and getting business cards. I want to tell... Continue Reading

  • Job Seekers: What Can you Accomplish in Just 18 Minutes a Day?

    Job Seekers: What Can you Accomplish in Just 18 Minutes a Day?

    Not much. But the Department of Labor reports that the average number of minutes unemployed Americans are spending looking for a job each day is 18 minutes. What can those 18 minutes possibly translate into? Checking one job board, making one phone call, connecting to a few friends and colleagues online, or... Continue Reading

  • Do Mistakes on Résumés and Cover Letters Matter?

    Do Mistakes on Résumés and Cover Letters Matter?

    CareerBuilder Did you think I would say anything but "YES"? Of course mistakes on résumés and cover letters matter - isn't that what we've been telling you, and what you've heard for the past - forever? If an employer is only looking over your résumé for about 30 seconds, you... Continue Reading

  • Eight Ways to Maximize Your Cover Letter's Power

    Eight Ways to Maximize Your Cover Letter's Power

    Like peanut butter and jelly or bacon and eggs, résumés and cover letters go hand-in-hand. Although both pieces are valuable on their own, they pack the most punch when served together. But while all job seekers know the importance of a well-organized résumé, many don't understand... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

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