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The Death of the Cover Letter: Greatly Exaggerated?

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We often hear or read about the death of the resume. And yet somehow it continues to hang on for dear life.

Nowadays, though, it seems that this dire prediction has reached another long-time job search tool: the cover letter…   

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

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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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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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Cover Letter Makeover: 6 Unconventional Ways to Get Noticed

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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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