A custom cover letter may be as important as your resume. It should be given the same amount of attention and contain just as much customization as you put into crafting your resume.
As we begin the year, now is the time to create a new career plan with a new vision for 2020. Take advantage of this time of year to begin thinking about what you want from your career in the new year. To help you use 2020 vision to target and clearly focus on important issues facing the workplace, you’ll find key articles referencing trends for the upcoming year.
Writing a modern resume requires you create one that makes it through an applicant tracking system AND catches the attention of different readers (recruiter and hiring manager).
People have asked me why I don’t talk about informational interviews in my networking workshops. The answer is that informational interviews ARE a form of networking. Informational interviews, also called informational meetings, mean talking with someone about what they do and/or what their company does to learn and get questions answered.
No one said it would be easy to find the hiring manager. Fix it Friday is about helping job seekers do it better. Why is finding the hiring manager so important, yet so difficult?
You don’t have to wait until you apply to research company culture. You can begin evaluating company culture as you research target companies to help you identify those that interest you. Armed with basic research, you will find it easier to ask specific questions about the components of culture during the job interview.