Cover Letters: Why Bother?

Eat Your Career

A lot of people think cover letters are relics of the past. You want to use the cover letter as an opportunity to differentiate yourself from the crowd. In my recent segment on Fox 31 Denver’s Good Day Colorado , I address the importance of cover letters and the various things you should include to make yours stand out. The post Cover Letters: Why Bother? Video career advice career transition cover letter job search

Covering cover letters

Practically Perfect PA

In amongst all of my files and paperwork I discovered a handful of my old covering letters for various jobs I had applied for over the years (one was hand written – that is how old I am!). I wondered how many of us still write covering letters when we apply for jobs? If we do put a lot of effort into a covering letter will the recruiter even read it, I know that many don’t so what is the point? Covering letter template for EA role.


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3 Tips for Writing a Better Cover Letter

On The Job

I remember the first time I wrote a cover letter for a job. But, it still was a lousy cover letter and I cringe when I think about it. Writing a cover letter is important. But with a few tips, you'll soon be on your way to writing a cover letter that will help you get your foot in the door. A cover letter is not supposed to just restate what's on your resume. It went something like this: "I'd really like to work for you.

A Cover Letter is NOT Optional!

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection A Cover Letter is NOT Optional! On June 14, 2010, In Resume Writing by Debra Wheatman , By 0 What’s the value of writing a cover letter? A cover letter IS important. No cover letter with your résumé is like leaving your house with a shirt and no pants.

Why You Should Take Time to Write a Cover Letter

Small Business Labs

When the job market is this competitive, you should never leave anything to chance, especially if you’re vying for a job position you’ve been dreaming of for years, one that will place on the road to professional improvement. That is why Human Resource professionals and experts suggest that every time you send out an

Beginning Your Job Search? Start By Building Your Brand

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Assistant Training Professional Image Self Development cover letter developing your brand Facebook linkedin personal brand professional brand professional image social networking twitterMaintaining and building your online persona is a part of the new job search. Building your personal brand is crucial to standing out from the crowd when job hunting.

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Is It OK to Fudge the Truth on a Resume?

On The Job

lie to employer qualifications resume cover letter career advice Anita BruzzeseIs it really a big deal to lie on a resume? The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a free-speech case involving a former California official convicted under the Stolen Valor Act after falsely claiming that he received the Congressional Medal of Honor , even though he never served in the military.

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Guest Blogger: David B. Wright, Author

The Office Professionals Place

Youve sent out dozens, or maybe even hundreds, of resumes and cover letters. Your resume & cover letter have done their jobs, and have piqued the employers interest - now your job is to make it as easy as possible for them to decide to offer you the job. At the beginning of the interview, you could say something like, “I’d like to cover a few things in our discussion today.

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5 Ways to Manage Your Online Reputation

On The Job

If you dont think so, read this column I wrote for Gannett, and you may just change your mind: Maybe you put countless hours into carefully crafting a resume and cover letter. Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, August 10, 2009 5 Ways to Manage Your Online Reputation Are you your own worst enemy?

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4 Interview Tips to Help You Get the Job

On The Job

First, you need to make sure that you craft your resume and cover letter for each job so that you're highlighting as many of the skills as possible that the employer is seeking.

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Create a Resume or CV Free Online

Ian's Messy Desk

If you’re looking for help or ideas for creating a resume or writing a cover letter, CVrite is a website aimed at assisting job seekers with CV and resumé preparation. 100s of free Articles & Tips, plus resume and cover letter examples. They offer. a free online resume or CV creator (accessible from the home page). free Downloadable CV Template & Advice Pack (download available after “liking” the site on Facebook or Google+).

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How to Deal with Employment Gaps in Your Resume

Eat Your Career

The other thing you can do is specifically address the gap in your cover letter. You can certainly do that in the cover letter. This video is an excerpt from a live Q&A session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer.

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How to Get a Job After Military Service

On The Job

Or, female service members may never have had a civilian job before, so they may not know how to write a resume and cover letter or prepare for a job interview.

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Workplace Ageism: 4 In 10 Hiring Managers Admit To Age Bias


ResumeBuilder published a survey of 800 hiring managers across the U.S. to get an understanding of the amount of ageism present in the hiring process. . According to the survey, nearly 4 in 10 admit to reviewing applicants’ resumes with age bias. .

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A guide to job hunting

Practically Perfect PA

Harmony between your CV and cover letter. All too often cover letters either repeat, or worse, contradict aspects of a candidate’s CV. Then consider how the content of your cover letter links with your CV. Ask the following questions: Are the claims you make in the cover letter supported by evidence in your CV? Your cover letter should show how you meet their criteria, and your CV should expand upon the assertions your cover letter makes.

10 Best Tools to Help You Land Your Dream Job [2021]


And it offers resources to write your cover letter too. Another niche industry that covers a wide range of career types is federal government jobs. Have you thought about leaving your job for the career of your dreams ? You are not alone.

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7 of the Best Career Books to Help You Land Your Dream Job [2021]


Revised for the ever-changing market, this best-selling career book covers your job search end to end. Bolles and Brooks cover topics such as choosing the best career for you and navigating the digital marketplace. From branding yourself to networking, Barnett has you covered.

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This is What You Need to Do to Change Industries Successfully

On The Job

That’s why it’s key to craft your resume and cover letter in a way that highlights transferable skills. More people are expected to test the job waters this year as more than 12,500 U.S. employers are looking for new workers and unemployment remains low. This comes as good news for workers who are ready to take the leap to a new job or industry, including those federal workers who are looking for steadier paychecks after government shutdown uncertainty.

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Want to Work at a Startup? Read This First


If you want to stand out from the crowd , remember that you’re being evaluated on more than just your cover letter and résumé. It’s Monday. Again. You’re on coffee No.

2022 192

The Path to Chief of Staff Whitepaper

Admin Awards

Topics covered included: – How do the roles of Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant differ? “You can sell yourself and your abilities in your cover letter even if you don’t have a degree,” Gaughan says.

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How to List Skills Gained Outside of Work on Your Resume

Eat Your Career

The Resume & Cover Letter Toolkit offers step-by-step guidance, easy-to-use templates, and sample documents to get you inspired. Past work experience is, of course, the most important part of your resume. It’s meant to show a prospective employer that you have all the skills required to do the job for which you are applying, and that you’ve used those skills before in a professional capacity.

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How to Get Through a Job Search Without Losing Your Mind

On The Job

Then you start slogging your way through job ads online, realize you need to write a resume and a cover letter -- and you decide to watch "Friends" reruns instead. There are certainly tools to help you apply for jobs or write a cover letter, but you've still got to do the work. Don't try to fill out an application while stuck in traffic, or write a cover letter at the end of a long, stressful day.

2019 104

The Admin’s Guide to Career Organization

All Things Admin

Cover letter. Your cover letter is often the first touch point you have with a potential employer, so you need to make the right impression. The content for both letters can be similar, but they aren’t necessarily identical. Letters of recommendation.

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Confidence: feel it, fake it, or……….flub it

Job Advice Blog

Your cover letter neglects to tie you to the ad and [.]. This confidence game isn’t the same as the scam. This one applies to those who have been hunting with no results and are becoming discouraged. Rapidly. Let’s go back to how most people search, because that’s where the problem – or problems – are.

Survey Reveals What Hiring Managers Want Now

On The Job

That way, you can address the issues they think are important in your resume and cover letter, and speak knowledgeably about the issues that garner their interest. It's always a good idea to know what's on the minds of hiring managers.

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5 Things You Must Do When Providing References

On The Job

Just as you target your resume and cover letter for a certain job, you should do the same for your references. Once an employer gets around to checking your references, you may be feeling quite confident that a job offer is coming your way. Hold on. According to an Accountemps survey , one in three candidates are removed from job consideration after checking with their references.

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You Owe it to Yourself!

Office Dynamics

Next, create an awesome cover letter that sets you apart. I mean a cover letter that conveys something about you, your character and the confident person you are. Your cover letter will be scanned for just a precious few moments and then placed in one of two stacks. Whether you are satisfied in your current position or looking for work, you owe it to yourself to be ready to take advantage of opportunities.

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Updating Your Resume: Signs It’s Time to Polish the Ol’ Skills

Small Business CEO

It can be especially difficult to know exactly what’s going wrong – is it my cover letter? You’re back on the job market, sending out your resume to multiple jobs a day, but you’re not getting any bites. Frustrating, right? Do I have enough experience? Do they just not like my personality? Slow down a bit. Typically, the problem isn’t a massive personality defect. In fact, your problem might be something as simple as not updating your resume.

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Stand Out at Your Next Performance Review With a Professional Portfolio!

All Things Admin

Cover letters. Letters of recommendation. Did you receive a nice thank you letter from a client, earn a new certification, or attend a conference? It’s officially November.

2022 52

What Should Recruiters Look For In CVs When Hiring For Remote Jobs?

Recruit CRM

Look For A Cover Letter This is not a stringent hard-and-fast rule. Nevertheless, if your candidate has submitted a cover letter with his/her CV, then it's basically good omen.

2021 52

How EOS-Capable Executive Assistants Take Your Company to the Next Level


For the most part, getting it is about the more intrinsic qualities of the EA and for that, we look to the cover letter. Beyond the cover letter, the interview is a great way to uncover if people really get it or not.

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You Owe it to Yourself!

Office Dynamics

Next, create an awesome cover letter that sets you apart. I mean a cover letter that conveys something about you, your character and the confident person you are. Your cover letter will be scanned for just a precious few moments and then placed in one of two stacks. Whether you are satisfied in your current position or looking for work, you owe it to yourself to be ready to take advantage of opportunities.

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The Practically Perfect PA guide to finding the perfect PA job

Practically Perfect PA

What can you expect to find in our eBook: I think we have covered everything that you will need to think about when it comes to planning your next career move including the following: Looking for an assistant role online. Covering cover letters. I’m very excited to launch the first Practically Perfect PA eBook! With the support of Career Moves we have been able to put together a guide to help you prepare for the perfect PA job.

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Unemployed? Transferable Skills are the Answer

On The Job

Once you identify the jobs that are the best fit, then craft a resume and cover letter that truly target that job listing. In the coming weeks and months you're going to hear a lot about "transferable skills."

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What's Worth the Effort in Job Searching -- and What's Not

On The Job

In addition to writing a resume and cover letter, you're now supposed to monitor social media and look for ways to "brand" yourself to prospective employers. It can be exhausting looking for a job. There's the old saying that "looking for a job is a job."

2017 109

Major Feature Update: Now Format CVs/ Resumes Within Recruit CRM

Recruit CRM

Now under “templates”, you will see an option to add header, footer, cover letter and watermarks. Before we begin explaining in detail our new feature update, let's begin by sharing how we, in fact, got this in our development pipeline.

So you want to find a new assistant job?

Practically Perfect PA

Tailor your covering letter and CV. I’ve written posts on both covering letters and resumes so all I would add here is that you should tailor your CV and covering letter for each of the jobs you are applying for. Over the last 10 years I have been employed full time in 6 different companies. Is that a lot of jobs for one decade? I’m not sure, I suppose it depends on a lot of factors.

2013 153

5 Job Search Red Flags to Watch Out For

Eat Your Career

The Job Seeker Jump Start package includes everything you need to land the job you want quickly and easily: step-by-step resume writing advice, resume and cover letter templates, interview preparation, specific job search strategies, networking techniques, and much more. Job seekers are notoriously eager to believe things. They’re not necessarily gullible or naïve, but they often want to think optimistically about every “opportunity” that crosses their path.

2019 149

How To Build a Recruitment Tech Stack for Your Talent Acquisition Needs?

Recruit CRM

Sifting through an endless list of resumes, cover letters, and interviews can be a major bottleneck in your process. They automate CV and cover letter screening to look for important keywords and skillsets.

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3 Keys to Getting a Job When You're Overqualified

On The Job

Try to address those concerns in your cover letter and say it's OK with you. When you're out of work, it's tempting to apply for anything just to be able to get a job and pay your bills. But when you apply for jobs where employers believe you are overqualified, you greatly diminish your chances of getting a call for an interview. The reason is because the employer looks at your experience and job titles and says, "Whoa.

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