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

Always Be Closing

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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7 Resume Myths That Mean You Stay Unemployed

Resume Myths Versus Fact

When it comes to resumes, many job seekers seem to think all they need is a cover letter to fill in those pesky work gaps and mention those in-demand soft skills. Unfortunately, that mindset means your resume ends up on the rejection heap – and that you stay unemployed.

“There are quite a few mistakes with resumes, including the cover letter legend,” says Paul McDonald, senior executive director with Robert Half. “The resume myths sometimes outweigh the facts.”   

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To Find Your Perfect Job: Go Undercover

Undercover Job Search

John Lees, author of How to Get a Job You’ll Love says: ‘Only about 20 to 30 percent of jobs are filled by people applying for published vacancies.’ So to find the perfect job… you may have go undercover.

It sounds illogical: why would employers hide vacancies? The reason is simple: employers want to take as much risk as possible out of the recruitment process…   

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7 Reasons Your Resume Stinks (And Why Recruiters Never Call)

Your Resume Stinks

I’ve probably read (err, perhaps I should say “perused”) 1,000+ resumes in my time. Some of those resume are good… most really suck.

I’m usually a positive guy, but in this case – based on all the trend mistakes I’ve seen as I built, acquired and grown several businesses and personally hired every employee – I’m going to point out the seven reasons your resume most likely doesn’t pass the smell test…   

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3 Ways to Sell Yourself Into That Dream Job

Sell Your Way into a Dream Job

When searching for jobs, what is the most important career skill you can have? No matter the company or the occupation, the ability to sell yourself is key among all other attributes!

In an interview, you are tasked with convincing a recruiter that you, amid all other applicants, are the best hire, and it takes a certain amount of salesmanship to pull that off…   

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5 Unique Ways To Get Get Noticed – and Hired!

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As many have learned, being a job seeker in today’s workforce is a challenge.

Unlike the heyday of Monster.com, where all a job seeker had to do is hit the ‘Apply Now’ button, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to help job seekers land a job. In fact, if you want to be a standout job seeker today, you have to go above and beyond to even appear on the radar of most employers…   

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