Category Archives: Cover Letter

5 Tips to Help You Write a Great Cover Letter

Cover Letter

Make sure your cover letter doesn’t help eliminate you from the competition by controlling the effort, content, and ultimately the quality of how you communicate. Coupled with a great resume, this will put you up 2-0 over your less prepared, less careful competition.

Here are 5 ways you can write a great cover letter, and get it read.   

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7 Ways to Get Recruiters to Actually Read Your Cover Letter

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Although your résumé is definitely important, the cover letter can also be a make-or-break factor… assuming you can get the recruiter to actually read it!

To help make sure they care enough about your application to do just that, here are seven ways to catch the recruiter’s eyes with your cover letter…   

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We Need to Talk About Your Cover Letter


For many hiring managers or resume screeners, your cover letter explains which job you are interested in and more importantly WHY you are interested in the job and position.

By interested, I also mean qualified. Your cover letter must explain what value you are bringing to the company…   

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7 Ways to Ensure a Valuable Job Application


Don’t press “submit” on that job application. Not yet. You’re not done. Even though you’re itching to find a new gig, cool your jets. The market is saturated so you need to be sharp. A recent Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, found roughly 2.4 million employees are dashing for the exit every month. A “jolt” for your boss, maybe. For you, it’s a chance to start fresh. Before you send off the resume/cover letter combo, run all your documents through this seven-question checklist. The reason: you need to make sure your writing is relevant, meaningful and frankly worth reading from   

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5 Ways to Customize the Perfect Cover Letter

Perfect Cover Letter

Raise your hand if you love writing cover letters…

Yeah, I didn’t think so.

If you find yourself struggling with what to write and how to say the right things in your cover letter, you are not alone…   

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The Dos and Don’ts of Cover Letters [Infographic]

Dos and Donts of Cover Letters

A cover letter is your chance to distance yourself from the competition… a chance to prove you have the right skills, attitude and values for that specific company.

And yet a cover letter can backfire. If not done well, the reader will know – in just a few seconds – that you are not the “detail oriented” and “passionate” professional with “excellent communication skills” that your resume says you are.   

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