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Rumors of the death of the cover letter have been exaggerated. Cover letters often do make a difference – so write cover letters that have all 10 of these advantages. 1: The name of the hiring manager, if at all possible, even if you’re sending it to Human Resources. And do send it directly to […]Continue reading
When writing your resume, it’s one thing to claim you’re terrific at teamwork, building great client relationships, or coaching others. But where’s the evidence? It can be especially hard to make a compelling case for “soft skills” like those above; they can be hard to quantify or certify. Rather than just asking the employer to […]Continue reading
While it’s commonly known that key words are crucial in your resume, few job seekers realize that it’s also true for cover letters. When you apply to jobs online, typically your cover letter is uploaded along with your resume and becomes part of your profile in the employer’s applicant tracking system (ATS). An ATS is […]Continue reading
In a recent post I covered a key reason for the cover letter: to show you’ve done your homework and can relate your skills to the specific company and job. Here are five more good reasons: You can say things in a letter that might not be appropriate in your resume. For example, you can […]Continue reading
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