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Posted September 07, 2007 by

Paralegal Sample Cover Letter

PARALEGAL RESUME COVER LETTERS
All paralegal resume cover letters discuss the applicants’ training, experience, and ability in this specialty profession. It includes performing many of the same tasks as attorneys, such as conducting research, investigating the facts of a pending case, writing contracts and preparing financial documents. Any paralegal resume cover letter should list these duties and let the hiring manager know the applicants’ experience and training in the field.

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Posted September 07, 2007 by

Court Reporter Sample Cover Letter

COURT REPORTER RESUME COVER LETTERS
Job seekers who write court reporter resume cover letters talk about their experience in previous work and the various kinds of cases they reported –– including creating word-for-word reports of court proceedings, filing them in accordance with the law, and organizing official records. They should also show their ability, if they have it, to provide closed-captioning and translating services for deaf and hard-of-hearing persons. A good court reporter resume cover letter should indicate to the hiring manager any and all experiences that will help win the job.

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Posted September 06, 2007 by

Book Sales Representative Sample Cover Letter

BOOK SALES REPRESENTATIVE RESUME COVER LETTERS
All book sales representative resume cover letters can be opportunities for prospective employees to land the job they want in the publishing industry. The sample below displays this job seeker’s experience in calling on bookstores, processing orders, promoting certain titles, and following up with paper work. It’s important to mention these traits in any book sales representative resume cover letter.

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Posted September 06, 2007 by

Manufacturer’s Sales Representative Sample Cover Letter

MANUFACTURER’S SALES REPRESENTATIVE RESUME COVER LETTERS
All manufacturer’s sales representative resume cover letters must show the personnel manager that the applicants are well qualified to take on the travel and in-person sales calls necessary to complete transactions. In addition to preparing a variety of sample products, a financial sheet, and delivery projections, the manufacturing sales representative may be asked to process orders, keep records and accounts, and follow up on deliveries and billing. A manufacturer’s sales representative resume cover letter with this kind of specific information included will help any job seeker land an interview.

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Posted September 05, 2007 by

Real Estate Broker Sample Cover Letter

REAL ESTATE BROKER RESUME COVER LETTERS
When composing real estate broker resume cover letters, job hunters should let hiring managers know they have a current broker’s license and are ready to begin work on a certain date. It is important to be specific about qualifications, training, and specialties. Any real estate broker resume cover letter should provide details about what the applicant can bring to the job that may set that person apart from others.

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Posted September 04, 2007 by

Day Care Business & Job Titles

Dear Sue:
I am thinking about opening a day care business in my home. I have two young children and I love kids, so I’m wondering if this is a good business to for me to go into. Can you advise me?
– Mom
Dear Sue:
I am the office manager of a small firm and have many different responsibilities. In addition to my work in the office, I represent the company at several chamber and community groups, which has enabled me to bring additional business to the firm. Although I’ve received tremendous praise for my efforts and verbal appreciation for the job I have done, I have not had a raise since I began working here. I requested one 2 months ago, but was denied, so I worked even harder and landed 2 more accounts for the firm.
Recently I discovered that I am not making as much money as the person who previously held this position. Although she was well thought of, since she’s been gone, I have had the task correcting and revising many of the things she did wrong. In addition, she did not have the marketing ability I have nor did she bring in any new business while she was here.
The clients I’ve brought in have generated thousands of dollars in revenue. With the right compensation I know I can bring in much more. However, I feel I deserve more money and would like a different title for my job. I think that the title Marketing Administrator/Office Manager would serve my position nicely.
If you could please assistant me with the title and salary request, I would appreciate it very much.
– Office Manager

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Posted September 04, 2007 by

Live, Work, and Pay Taxes in Maine? No More Student Loans!

Ross PerotThe State of Maine recently passed legislation that should greatly increase the number of college students who choose to remain there upon graduation. One of the biggest burdens upon this generation is the enormous student loan debt that they have. It is many times that of their parents and much larger than even the debt incurred by their older siblings.
But now, “if you live, work and pay taxes in Maine, you’re not going to have this student debt hanging around your neck.” Nice? Yes, but also very smart for the State of Maine and its future prosperity. That giant sucking sound that you hear is the sound of college graduates refusing to leave Maine for its neighboring states.

Posted August 31, 2007 by

Cover Letter Tip: It’s Not About You

I saw one of my favorite (okay, my favorite) country singers — Toby Keith — rock the house in Hershey, PA this summer. He sang one of his crowd-pleasing hits, “I Wanna Talk About Me”:
“I wanna talk about me
Wanna talk about I
Wanna talk about number one
Oh my me my
What I think, what I like, what I
know, what I want, what I see
I like talking about you, usually, but occasionally
I wanna talk about me
I wanna talk about me”

That’s the song that most people seem to be listening to when they write their cover letters. I discussed the importance of getting in the hiring manager’s head in a previous blog post, but I still see cover letters that are completely focused on the writer and not the reader.

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Posted August 31, 2007 by

Always Wanted To Be A Scientist Or Engineer? Here’s How To Pursue That Dream!

Junior year. You probably have the college jitters. In the coming year, colleges will be deciding about you, and you will be deciding about them. So what’s the most important thing you can do right now?
If you’re considering majoring in science or engineering, the answer may surprise you: dream.

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Posted August 31, 2007 by

Nursing: The Opportunity To Make A Difference

Early baby boomers are now at an age when their healthcare needs are starting to increase. These “early boomers” will be followed by a tidal wave of individuals born right after World War II, putting further demands on a healthcare system already short of trained medical professionals.

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