Category Archives: Cover Letter

How to Write the Perfectly Imperfect Cover Letter (and Get Hired)

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This is a message to all recent grads who, as they write each cover letter they send, feel compelled to claim they are perfect for a job:

You can write an imperfect cover letter and still get hired!   

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Five Tips for Nailing a Cover Letter Opening Statement

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Many underestimate the power of a great cover letter opening statement. Even fewer know how to write a letter that helps you win the job interview.

And yet, in many cases, almost nothing is more important. After all, your opening statement encapsulates who you are…   

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How to Write a Compelling Resume Cover Letter [Infographic]

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Despite all the technology available, many still believe the biggest key to job search success is a killer resume. What we tend to forget, however, is that for many companies, your resume is often not the first thing read by HR. That distinction falls to the resume cover letter.

And if your cover letter isn’t as powerful as your resume itself, your job search may not get very far…   

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Addressing Cover Letters: To Whom it May Concern?

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As a job seeker, you act as a marketer while presenting your personal brand in your cover letter. And you want to ensure you do as much as you can to stand out. Which means that when addressing cover letters, it is imperative you address an individual with a personalized greeting.

These days, “To Whom it May Concern,” just won’t cut it…   

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How to Write an Exceptional Cover Letter [Infographic]

Exceptional Cover Letter

This infographic from takes you step-by-step through cover letter writing process. Beginning with determining if you need to even write one, it answers questions like how long it should be and what it should say.

From salutation to signature, this advice is solid…   

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Customized Cover Letters Get You Noticed and Get You Hired

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Searching for a job can be time-consuming. It’s tempting to cut corners and send a mass-produced letter, but doing so can hurt your chances of making the first cut and landing a first interview. Customized cover letters can be the first step in getting hired.   

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