December 02, 2013 by William Frierson
What you put into your job search is what you will get out of it. While success may not come overnight, you can master your entry level job search and eventually win the job. Learn how to master finding a job in the following post.
Think about any skill… playing the piano, for example. To master that skill, you must practice for hours, days, weeks… even months or years. Gradually, you see small improvements… then begin hitting big milestones. Eventually, you look back and see how much you’ve improved; how you’ve mastered the skill. A job
November 14, 2013 by William Frierson
One way that recent college graduates applying for entry level jobs can gain a potential employer’s attention is to write a cover letter that is worth reading. The following post shares tips for writing an effective cover letter.
I read an article recently that detailed why 95% of recruiters don’t read cover letters. One recruiter put it best when he said cover letters were generally so bad, he concluded they weren’t worth reading. From the candidate perspective, it is clear we don’t like writing them: “Well, it doesn’t say a cover letter is required
October 04, 2013 by William Frierson
Be aware! The Big Bad Word virus can attack your cover letters when you least expect it, knocking out your message and destroying every sentence. And worst of all, if your letter reaches a hiring manager before you’ve caught the culprit, you could lose your opportunity for a job interview. So the best thing to do is be on guard ahead of time so this nasty virus never touches any of your cover letters. Continue Reading
September 10, 2013 by William Frierson
You’ve probably heard the catchy phrase, “less is more.” Less meat, more heart health. Less stress, more peace of mind. Less work, more play.
But you may not have heard that less is more in a job search cover letter. In fact, just the opposite might make sense. Wouldn’t the job hunter want to tell the hiring manager as much as possible so there won’t be any room for doubt that he or she is the right person for the job? It would seem that the more information the employer has the easier it would be to determine the best man or woman for the job. Continue Reading
June 12, 2013 by William Frierson
There are movies and then there are movies. You know the kind––the blah, blah stories that are okay but you forget them as soon as you leave the theater or turn off the TV.
And then there are the films that you still remember ten years later—the real showstoppers that tickle your funny bone and warm your heart.
Job search cover letters fall into the same two categories—the blah, blah kind and the ones that linger in the mind of the hiring managers and make them move your letter to the top of the stack. Your words bring a smile and a pleasant feeling. Continue Reading
April 30, 2013 by William Frierson
Whether you are applying to jobs for communication majors or other career opportunities, make sure to include a cover letter that makes a good impression on a recruiter or potential employer. Remember to use the tips in the following post.
In a job market that’s more competitive than ever, it’s critical that your cover letter stand out. With the advent of online job postings, you’re competing with a more global and wide-ranging group of people, so consider the content of your cover letter carefully. And never submit a resume without one—that’s a great way
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April 22, 2013 by William Frierson
Are you looking for some advice on how to get the most out of your cover letter to find an entry level job? The following post has some questions and answers about cover letters for this group of job seekers.
Yesterday’s #ResuChat focused on optimizing your cover letter for entry-level jobs. Here’s a recap of our discussion.
January 14, 2013 by William Frierson
Here it is—2013––the new year we’ve been waiting for over the past couple of months. It’s the perfect time to put your goals in order with a sizzlin’ new cover letter at the top of your list.
Employers are setting their goals as well. They’re in the market for qualified job-hunters, people who are ready and willing to fill responsible and good-paying positions in their companies. You can be one of those individuals. Introduce yourself with a well-written cover letter that catches their eye and compels them to select you for an interview. Continue Reading
December 20, 2012 by William Frierson
A great resume and fantastic cover letter will get you an interview. What happens from there has a lot to do with you, and if you nail the interview, then you need to be sure that the final factor in the job search process – your references – are prepared to help you seal the deal.
by William Frierson
The question, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” is considered to not only be one of the most hated and laziest questions asked during an interview, but also the most common. Because you are certain to be asked this question at least once during your job search process, it’s a good idea to have an answer ready. Because it generally comes towards the end of the questions posed to candidates, it’s a good idea to anticipate it being asked and to be proactive about getting the information you need to answer it.