Category Archives: Cover Letter

The Complete Writing Guide for Great Cover Letters [Infographic]

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The trouble is that writing cover letters isn’t exactly a course taught in college. So the only way we learn is through experience.

Unless you take a look at this simple yet thorough cover letter writing guide from Hiration, that is…   

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How to Construct Your 2018 Cover Letter [Infographic]

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it’s always a good idea to send a cover letter along with your resume unless the company specifically states otherwise.

So, what should a modern, 2018 cover letter look like?   

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Addressing Cover Letters When the Hiring Manager’s Name is a Mystery

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What’s the best way to replace “To Whom It May Concern” when addressing cover letters?

Here are four tips for figuring out who to address in your cover letter…   

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The Cover Letter Opening Line: How to Make a Great First Impression

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Avoid excessive wordiness or long and elaborate tales of your job history. Employers want also to know what you have to offer. And they want to know why you would make a great fit.

All in a single sentence.   

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The Most Commonly Misused Career Tool: A Professional Headshot

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Everyone spends so much time worrying about their resume, cover letter, interview prep, online personal branding, and numerous other job search tools. But many people forget the most commonly misused career tool of them all: a timeless professional headshot. Because in the end, a selfie taken on your smartphone that represents who you are now, won’t grow and continue to represent your brand. We asked several members of the Young Entrepreneur Council to relate their experiences with a timeless professional headshot. Here’s what they had to say: Think About Your Personal Brand Have you ever noticed how some professionals will   

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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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