Yes. Employers do read cover letters.
I’m sure not all of them do, but the majority still take a few moments to scan through the cover letter. So, having an attention-grabbing cover letter is important.
Here are a few ways that I would NOT use to start your cover letter—followed by some suggestions for how to write a better cover letter opening line that WILL grab the employer’s attention and keep it.
As if college students and recent grads have not had enough hurdles to conquer to get hired, another trend is gaining momentum…
The job offer finally comes; maybe even with your top choice employer. So why aren’t you celebrating and signing that lease for your new apartment? Because the employment offer comes with a caveat. It’s a paid internship for a short period of time.
If this is the case, follow these 3 suggestions to make this a positive and productive situation… and a valuable stepping stone for your career.
I get why job seekers use objective statements; I really do. You want employers to know your job search goals. The problem with objective statements however, is the way they’re written.
I’ve never seen an objective statement that was not broad and unclear. They’re basically a waste of crucial resume real estate…
Finding a job that genuinely lights your fire involves a lot of hard effort of exploring and positioning. Your actions are tell-tale signs for you and employers as to whether you are really serious.
Think of this like searching for Mr or Miss Right. Getting the right partner for you involves more than a single date (unless it’s love at first sight). Warming up the relationship means being engaging, interesting, memorable, likeable and recognizing what you are both looking for in a partner.
Engage with employers and get noticed so you have a better chance of getting the job you want with these 8 helpful tips: