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Posted July 15, 2015 by

Caring for Your Cover Letter – 6 Tips for Success

Have you given much thought to writing a cover letter when applying for a job?  If not, you may want to think again.  Your cover letter supports your resume, but it also allows you to go into more detail about why you are the best candidate for a job.   Even if you are not required to have one, creating a quality cover letter can help you stand out from the competition.  Show how much you care about your cover letter by following these tips. (more…)

Posted August 19, 2014 by

Searching for Jobs, College Graduates? 8 Traits that Prove It’s Not All About Your Resumes

College graduates searching for jobs should understand that it’s not just their resumes that will help them find employment.  From an infographic in the following post, learn eight traits that are bigger factors than a resume.

No matter how many versions are written, there are certain things a resume just can’t say about you. Which means that your cover letter, online presence, and LinkedIn profile must demonstrate the traits that employers covet most: things like grace under pressure, integrity, charisma and – perhaps most important – a positive attitude

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Posted May 30, 2014 by

Writing Cover Letters for Entry Level Jobs? 6 Tips to Stand Out from the Crowd

When writing cover letters for entry level jobs, how can you capture the reader’s attention?  If you want your letter(s) to stand out from other job seekers, check out these six tips in the following post.

Here’s something I bet you didn’t know: 18 percent of employers they appreciate a creative cover letter. Which is why – in order to differentiate yourself from other job seekers applying for the same position – you must allow your personality to shine through! To do just that, here are 5 unconventional

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Posted May 19, 2014 by

Want Recruiters to Read Cover Letters for Entry Level Jobs? 6 Things They Must Include

You have heard that cover letters are important in your search for entry level jobs, but will they be read?  To give your cover letter the best chance to impress if it is read, it must include six things mentioned in the following post.

Despite all the work you put into it, your cover letter may not get read. Recruiters just don’t seem to want to take the time, at least until your resume passes their 6-second test. But what if the recruiter does go to read your cover letter, and it isn’t there, or is done

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Posted May 05, 2014 by

Applying for Recent College Graduate Jobs? Cover Letter Tips to Create the Right First Impression

If you want to create a good first impression when applying for recent college graduate jobs, writing a cover letter is a good idea.  The following post has cover letter tips to help you achieve this goal.

Writing a cover letter for your dream job, but don’t know where to start? It’s a common problem. Many people are so intimidated by having to write a cover letter they skip it completely — which can be a mistake: It’s your first opportunity to make a stellar impression with anything but your resume, which can be

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Posted April 28, 2014 by

Applying to Jobs for Recent College Graduates? Write a Cover Letter that Doesn’t Include These Mistakes

If you are writing cover letters to apply for jobs for recent college graduates, make sure they are without these mistakes in the following post.

Your cover letter is one of the most important factors in determining whether or not you will be offered the chance to interview for a job. Don’t skip this step or take it lightly. This is your opportunity to introduce yourself to an employer and make yourself stand out among a competitive applicant

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Posted April 25, 2014 by

5 Strategies to Search for Entry Level Jobs You May Not Like but Have the Potential to Pay Off

While there might be certain strategies you may not fall in love with when searching for entry level jobs, using them might pay off to get employed.  Learn what these strategies are in the following post.

The 2014 job search requires you to be a near-expert at many contemporary job search strategies. This includes things that you love (and are easy) to do… and those things that make you more than a bit uncomfortable (in part because they are not easy to do). And yet, once you sort through those emotions and apply these strategies, you’ll

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Posted April 11, 2014 by

Writing Cover Letters for Recent Graduate Jobs? 5 Tips to Put Forth Your Best Work

If you need some cover letter tips when applying for recent graduate jobs, the following post has five that will help you produce your best work.

Ask two people for career advice, and one set of advice will likely be far different from the other. Cover letters (are they a critical element of your job search, or are they just discarded?) are no exception. Despite all the differing opinions, people in both camps agree on one point: If a prospective employer

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Posted March 25, 2014 by

Want to Write Cover Letters for Recent College Graduate Jobs that Show Passion and Professionalism? Tips that Can Help

When writing cover letters for recent college graduate jobs, it is possible to show your passion, yet maintain a professional tone.  In the following post, learn some tips that can help you achieve this goal.

Featured: Featured You have a dream job or a dream internship – somewhere you’ve wanted to work forever OR somewhere you just stumbled upon but have convinced yourself is the PERFECT opportunity for you. How do you write a cover letter that expresses your passion for the opportunity but stays professional in tone? read more

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Posted March 19, 2014 by

Writing Cover Letters for Internships or Entry Level Jobs? Talk About Your Goals

When writing cover letters for internships or entry level jobs, be sure to talk about any goals you have for these positions.  Learn more in the following post.

Featured: Not Featured I had a student from the University of Portland email me and ask if she should be including her future goals in her cover letter. This is a great question. As an employer, I want to know that a student applying to intern or work for me

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