Category Archives: Cover Letter

5 Conclusions That Make Your Cover Letter Scream “Hire Me!”

Always Be Closing

Writing a cover letter pretty much sucks. The content, tone and length all have to be just right. And even when a job seeker gets it just right, there are those who say, “No one reads a cover letter anymore… stop wasting your time!”

Here’s the truth: in many companies, cover letters still count. And they could mean the difference between getting a job interview, and not…   

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Ten Misspelled Words That Can Kill Your Personal Brand [Infographic]

the oatmeal

A fun post that will (hopefully) make you smile on a Monday morning? Yes.

At the same time, this infographic from The Oatmeal is a reminder of some all-too-common typos we (almost all of us!) overlook, every day. And ones recruiters will tell you that they see far too often…   

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The Right Words Will Help Land Your Dream Job [Infographic]

Watch Your Words

As we all learn in grammar school: words can hurt.

This is especially true for job seekers. The right words will impress a recruiter or hiring manager enough to offer you an interview. The wrong words not only hurt your personal brand, they can cost you that interview…   

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25 Words and Phrases Job Seekers Must Avoid

25 Words and Phrases to Avoid

We all try to write the perfect resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile. Our goal: wordsmith something that will make us stand out among millions of job and internship seekers.

And yet somehow, those resumes, letters and profiles always seem to sound painfully similar; they drown in groupthink-inspired sameness…   

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The 4 Goals Every Cover Letter Must Accomplish

4 Objectives of Every Cover Letter

Every element, from top to bottom, of your cover letter is important.

To impress the reader (and to get them to take longer than 6.2 seconds on your resume), though, there are four goals every cover letter you send must accomplish…   

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6 Things Your Cover Letter Should Never Say

Cover Letter Errors

Cover letters are a must-have in the application process. They give you an opportunity to showcase your skills beyond the traditional resume. And each part of your cover letter reveals something important to potential employers.

Unfortunately for some job seekers, not all of the revelations are positive. Take a look at some examples of real-life cover letter sentences that don’t quite make the cut in our competitive hiring landscape:   

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