Category Archives: Cover Letter

The Modern Cover Letter: Just as Relevant as Ever [Infographic]

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For years, many people in hiring circles have predicted the death of the cover letter. Given the proliferation of online job searches and email communication, they see them as a relic of the old way of doing things. A cover letter, these prognosticators will tell you, serves no purpose when the job board is simply forwarding relevant resumes. While that may be true for a generic job search, it won’t help you find your dream job. At a time when the job market allows you to target companies you, as the employee, prefer, the modern cover letter serves to introduce your passion and desire to join the team.   

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As Technology Changes: Is a Traditional Cover Letter Still Necessary?

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Job seekers hate writing them and hiring managers get bored reading them, so why is a traditional cover letter still necessary? Many wishful thinkers have emphatically declared cover letters dead in recent years.

But the fact remains: cover letters still stand between you and many available jobs…   

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A Winning Formula for Writing a Career Change Cover Letter

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a career change cover letter should make the connection between the skill and experience-based qualifications in your resume, and your interest and relevance to the particular role, organization, and industry at hand.

This can be particularly important for career changers looking to illustrate why they’re making a change…   

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Is the Formal Cover Letter Even a Thing Anymore?

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You may be asking yourself if you really need to take the time to create a formal cover letter? The answer comes down to the type of job that you may be applying for. And, of course, where you are in your career currently.

Here are the two scenarios when using a formal cover letter is the right thing to do…   

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5 Pieces of Expert Cover Letter Advice to Help Open the Interview Door

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While a resume gives you a complete introduction to the potential employer, a cover letter adds that personal touch that makes you stand out from the rest of the crowd.

Here are five tips sure to help you open the door to more job interviews…   

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Creative Cover Letters: How to Stand Out Without Getting Thrown Out

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Utilizing creative cover letters can be tricky. They’re tricky because they have no real rules (like the Wild West of the Career World).

A lot of people, especially recent graduates, often feel tempted to write unique cover letters to show off their personality…   

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