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Four Tips to Writing an Effective Cover Letter

job searchIt’s that time again! Yes, aside from various studies and quirky job news, it’s time to get back to basics.

You know, essentials like resumes, interviewing and oh yes – the elusive cover letter!

Job seekers often stumble upon this requirement but the cover letter doesn’t have to be an uphill battle every time you submit that resume. There are a few simple tips to keep in mind while crafting a quintessential cover letter:

1. Be succinct. Recruiters have hundreds upon hundreds of resumes and cover letters to read. Don’t make your cover letter a novel. Two or three paragraphs should summarize your passion and enthusiasm for the role along with your ability to fill the employer’s need. Read more

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Four Tips to Dazzling Cover Letters

graphic design cover letterSometimes you just have to kick it old school. We talk a lot about networking and landing a job but not enough emphasis goes into cover letters.

Thanks to our friends at the Harvard Business Review, there are a few pointers to keep in mind. For starters, yes you need to send a cover letter. Do they all get read? Not exactly but you still need to send one. Should you send a long one? Considering we used to work in recruiting the answer is no but it’s like sending a tweet. Every word counts, every sentiment is important. Read more

Getting Back to Basics: Cover Letter Essentials

It’s often overlooked and quite frankly, it shouldn’t be. The cover letter, as you’re probably already aware, can help your resume shine. That is, if you have an effective one.

According to a piece on Fast Company, there are a few tips to keep in mind. Per the piece, Slate editor Katherine Goldstein strongly suggests focusing on the cover letter to land a new job. Read more

How to Avoid the Cover Letter Slush Pile

Ode to the cover letter! Or maybe we should say the cover letter cringe? Although many job seekers find this piece of the job search the most challenging one, it doesn’t have to be.

According to J. Maureen Henderson, the author of a new Forbes eBook, Crash Course In Cover Letters: How to Adapt Old-School Cover Letters For The Brave New Digital World, there are several ways to avoid the slush pile. Read more