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.
After college students complete an internship, many hope they receive for an offer for a full-time gig. After all, they’ve researched the company, put in some time, and learned the ropes.
Employers often feel the same way. From their perspective: why go through a lengthy candidate search when they already have a known quantity right in front of them?
As we enter this graduation season, people from all over the country enter the workforce. But do they really know what they’re getting into?
Do they know the hiring trends for the second half of 2017?
You’ve seen the requirements in nearly every job description. Every company wants every employee to possess excellent communication skills.
But what does “excellent written and oral communication skills” really mean?