Category Archives: Cover Letter

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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Cover Letter Makeover: 6 Unconventional Ways to Get Noticed

makeover

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 ways to start your cover letter…   

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6 Steps to a Cover Letter Recruiters Will Actually Read

Send a Cover Letter a Recruiter Will Read

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 poorly? Now, you’ve wasted an opportunity to impress… and you immediately go to the “no, thank you” pile on the recruiter’s desktop…   

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