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Sometimes, fixing the little things can offer the most benefit. Anyone writing a cover letter to a hiring rep should follow some golden rules before hitting start on the fax machine, licking th...
Sometimes, fixing the little things can offer the most ben...
Sunday, 26 March 2017

What To Avoid When Designing And Writing A Cover Letter

Cover letters, like resumes, must be tailored specifically for each position. At times, they can feel more time-consuming than the resume and application, but there are some general guidelines you c...
Cover letters, like resumes, must be tailored specifically...
Sunday, 23 October 2016

Important Cover Letter Guidelines You Can’t Afford To Ignore

Microsoft published an interesting study in May documenting research on how our attention spans have changed over the past several years. In 2000 we had a 12-second attention span—which dropped to...
Microsoft published an interesting study in May documentin...
Thursday, 09 June 2016

2016 Cover Letter Trends

While the pressure of doing well at the job interview may now be over, there’s still work to be done. Following each job interview, always send a follow-up thank-you note. Not sending one can cost...
While the pressure of doing well at the job interview may ...
Tuesday, 12 April 2016

4 Signs Your Thank-You Note Will Hurt You, Not Help You

The cover letter may be a second thought to many job seekers because there’s the feeling that employers aren’t going to read it, but the fact is you never know if it’ll get read or not. There ...
The cover letter may be a second thought to many job seeke...
Tuesday, 16 February 2016

3 Tips On What Not To Do In The Cover Letter

How difficult is it to write a cover letter that makes a great first impression on a potential employer, highlights your best qualities, and makes you stand out? With the right information, it’s r...
How difficult is it to write a cover letter that makes a g...
Sunday, 13 December 2015

How To Write A Cover Letter That Practically Guarantees You An Interview

So, we’re agreed that it’s worth your time to write a cover letter to accompany your resume (see Why Cover Letters Count). Now you’re facing the daunting task of making your cover letter worth...
So, we’re agreed that it’s worth your time to write a ...
Tuesday, 21 April 2015

11 Tips For Creating Compelling Cover Letters

  In today’s economy, those searching for new jobs need to pay mind to previous tools and sentiments, such as looking professional and including a cover letter.  However, certain er...
  In today’s economy, those searching for new ...
Wednesday, 21 January 2015

7 Ways to Keep Your Cover Letter Out of the Reject Bin

Job seekers without a flair for writing and storytelling may find it painfully difficult to put together an impressive cover letter. The most common way they start their cover letter is with words l...
Job seekers without a flair for writing and storytelling m...
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

3 Tips For Writing A Successful Cover Letter

If there is one thing that’s annoying about job search, it’s probably writing the perfect cover letter for your resume. It’s meant to be short and crisp, and must entail all the right elements...
If there is one thing that’s annoying about job search, ...
Wednesday, 05 March 2014

Why We HATE Writing Cover Letters

  It’s no secret every element of your cover letter is important from top to bottom. But the cover letter introduction may be just a bit more significant simply because it works as the ...
  It’s no secret every element of your cover lette...
Thursday, 05 December 2013

4 Goals Your Cover Letter Introduction Should Accomplish

A cold call cover letter is sent by a job seeker to a company, hoping that they might get a call for an interview (even though they haven’t applied for a job). In order to be effective, a cold cal...
A cold call cover letter is sent by a job seeker to a comp...
Monday, 14 October 2013

How To Write A Cold Call Cover Letter For A Job

A cover letter can be the first step of a new career journey. Or, it can be a dead end that dooms your attempts to get a job. It all has to do with how you write it. Have you made any of these ...
A cover letter can be the first step of a new career journ...
Friday, 30 August 2013

6 Real-Life Cover Letter Blunders To Avoid

  So… you’ve created a knockout resume, and you’re ready to wow employers by sending it directly to them. Don’t forget to send it under cover—a powerful cover letter, that is. Whi...
  So… you’ve created a knockout resume, and yo...
Tuesday, 18 June 2013

5 Key Steps To A Cover Letter That Opens Doors

    Do you really need cover letters?   The answer is, “Yes!”   Recruiters and hiring managers read cover letters and cover e-mails for three main reas...
    Do you really need cover letters? ...
Sunday, 19 May 2013

Do Recruiters And Employers Read Cover Letters?