"Do job seekers need cover letters?" is a perennial question that stumps both job seekers and some career professionals. Yet, a cover letter plays a powerful role in a successful and expedited job search. As such, we created this best practices tip sheet to help resume writers and other career
We are so excited to bring you this FREE resume writing and story-based branding video lesson from TORI award winner, Kimberly Robb Baker: Story-Based Value Propositions: The Career Writer's Key to Remaining Relevant In the video lesson posted below you will receive: A Description of the Story-Based Value Proposition Statement.
Should you or shouldn’t you send a cover letter with your resume? It depends. If your idea of a cover letter is something that basically says, “Here’s my resume—I hope you like it,” don’t bother! Unless you find a way to engage the attention and interest of the reader (employer),
Face it; if you’re falling asleep writing your cover letter, you’re going to put your reader to sleep as well. So have some fun with it! Here are four tips to help you with that. 1) Speak Directly to the Hiring Manager by Name. A cover letter introduces you to
When it comes to resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and interviews, word choice matters. The right words will enable your documents to rank higher in Applicant Tracking Systems; they’ll also embolden your interview performance and empower you to communicate more powerfully. Novelist and blogger Chuck Wendig at TerribleMinds.com compares word choice to
Did you know that your cover letter (in the hands of a key decision maker) determines whether or not your resume gets read at all? Cover letters are so critically important to making the right first impression; you just can’t afford to go wrong here. It can be tempting to want
Remember when you could throw together one standard resume that you’d send out for all kinds of roles? As long as your full employment history, academic qualifications and contact details were there, and maybe a few referees, you’d feel confident that your resume was an optimum career advancement tool. Well
There’s some controversy over whether or not to address your cover letter to a specific person. Some say that it’s an outdated custom, but the bottom line is that good manners have no expiration date. The company to which you’re applying may know where your cover letter should go, but