Posts tagged “cover letter”

How to write an attention grabbing cover letter

Let me guess – you hate writing cover letters. Don’t we all?  The reason that we all hate writing cover letters is mostly because they are boring, and we generally don’t know what to say. Many job seekers even believe in the myth that their resume will catch the hiring manager’s attention, despite how terrible their cover letter is. Regardless of your reasoning, one fact remains – your cover letter is your first chance to grab the hiring manager’s attention. [...]

Your real first impression: the cover letter

A résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) offers an overview of a professional’s work experience and other qualifications. It is the first point of contact that a potential employer has with the job applicant. Technically, it is the cover letter that first introduces the candidate to the employer. Let us explore about cover letters and their significance in the employment procedure. Deciphering the Cover Letter A cover letter is a formal note that is sent along with the résumé. It is written [...]

Are you practicing interview etiquette?

You should realize by now that resumes are more than just words a page. Hiring managers are examining your format to gain an understanding of your technical skills, they are reviewing your grammar and sentence structure to gain an understanding of your communication skills, and they are reviewing the content to gain an understanding of your experience. In the very same manner – interviews are more than just explaining your professional experience in a verbal manner. There are many other [...]

The 5 Biggest Cover Letter Mistakes

The employment market is tough. Anyone looking for a job will tell you that. Think about this: hiring managers sometimes receive thousands of applicants for the few jobs they post. Are you wondering why you’re not getting noticed? It’s highly likely that you are shooting up a red flag somewhere in your resume and/or cover letter. Besides the obvious - which includes making sure there are no typos and that your cover letter is addressed to the right person - [...]

10 Lessons on Developing a Job Search Strategy

We often mention the concept of a job search strategy on our blog, because it really sums up all of the avenues you need to travel down in order to land a new position. However, it has come to our attention that some of you are unaware of what an effective job search strategy really entails. You cannot simply take your existing resume and cover letter, change around the information and fire it off to hundreds of companies and somehow believe [...]