| Job Search Guide - Overcoming Age Discrimination When Job Hunting
by Robin Ryan and Jenna Connour - Oct, 2014
Age discrimination can be a sensitive topic, but it’s one that has some mature workers concerned, especially when it comes to embarking on the job search process. To learn more about what leads to age discrimination, and how mature job seekers can overcome stereotypes in order to secure a new job, Jenna Connour sits down with Robin Ryan, career counselor, professional speak, and the bestselling author of "Over 40 & You're Hire...
| Job Search Guide - Effectively Prepping Your Resume
by Stefanie Lomax and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
The resume plays a big role in helping you acquire an interview, and ultimately, a job. Effectively preparing that resume can go a long way in determining the fate of your job search. Stefanie Lomax, director of human resources at Rolyn Companies, joins Tim Muma to discuss the vital components of your resume. Stefanie describes all the areas you need to focus on when prepping this document, and some strategies for giving the e...
| Job Search Guide - Error Free Resumes
by Terri Lively and Cady Chesney - Jul, 2014
Your resume is a tool…a vehicle that will take you where you want to go, which is why it is so important to have an error free resume. But after proofreading your resume twice, even three times, you send it off…and immediately notice an error right after you hit send. Terri Lively, an independent writing and editing professional, joins the show to share her tips and insight on how to have an error free resume. Job Search Gu...
| Job Search Guide - Changing Your Perspective on the Search
by Warren White and Tim Muma - Apr, 2014
Finding that next great position can be an arduous challenge, so when the hunt yields no result it may be time to change your whole perspective on how you search for jobs. Warren White, a dual-certified human resources professional and career strategist, gives Tim Muma a handful of different strategies and ways of thinking about one's job search, whether it's keeping things simple or focusing on something else. Job Search G...
How to Organize a Cover Letter/Email
by Robin Schlinger - Nov, 2014
Cover letters and emails are important; some hiring managers and recruiters ignore them but others expect them. Why take the chance? Cover letters give you the opportunity to show off your communication skills, direct the hiring manager’s or recruiter’s attention to important accomplishments and facts, and add detail that might not be appropriate for your resume (for example, salary range if the company requires that informati...
How to Write A Great Cover Letter
by Abby Locke - Oct, 2014
They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Whether it's a letter that accompanies your direct job application, is used for networking or is for introductions to an executive recruiter, it is a critical part of your brand presentation and career marketing. When properly written, a cover letter serves as a personal introduction and the tricky part is to make an impact with rehashing your resu...
Cover Letter Essentials
by Terri Tierney Clark - Oct, 2014
Cover letters, or cover emails, are a necessary evil to landing an interview. It’s annoying to have to craft a brilliant, succinct and distinctive email when many interviewers toss them aside and dive right into your resume. But then again, there are those hirers that won’t get to your resume if they don’t like your cover letter. As the influence of texting, Twitter and other shortened forms of communication have permeated...
Four Major Cover Letter Mistakes
by Debra Wheatman - Jul, 2014
Often job seekers will ask me what they can do to improve their cover letter. The answer varies for each person; however, there are four major cover letter mistakes that I frequently see. Perhaps you have made one of these four major cover letter mistakes? Read our list and review your cover letter. Borrow my tips and vow never to make these major cover letter mistakes again! Rather than Generalize, Personalize Inste...
Gimmicky Cover Letters: Great Idea or Gruesome Miscalculation?
by Adrienne Erin - Jul, 2014
Today’s job market is brutal. As of 2013, there were three unemployed applicants vying for every job opening. Add in the applicants who are actually still employed and that number rises even more, making the hiring process extremely cutthroat. Because of this wicked environment, job seekers are going to great lengths just to simply get noticed. But are these gimmicks worth the risk? Will they just come across as desperate t...
How to Write a Cover Letter that Works
by Louise Fletcher - May, 2014
Do you think of your cover letter as a summary of your skills and experiences? If so, you’re making a common mistake. The truth is that your cover letter is a sales letter – much like the ones created by direct marketers and copywriters to sell products and services. Just like those letters, your cover note must be compelling, easy to read, and must convey clearly why you are a perfect fit. (hopefully it goes without sayin...
3 Secrets to Interview-Winning Cover Letters
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Mar, 2014
Can a cover letter really win you an interview? Isn’t that supposed to be the job of the resume? A resume isn’t the sole determining factor in whether you get the interview. A cover letter absolutely can play a deciding role in securing an interview, and I’m going to share with you three secrets that we utilize in the cover letters we write for our clients that generate immediate interview interest. We give them three reas...
1 Cover Letter Secret That Will Guarantee You Interviews
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Feb, 2014
Is there a cover letter secret that can guarantee you will get interviews whenever you use it? I know of one magical key you can incorporate into your cover letter that can increase your chances of getting interviews by 50%. Would you like me to share it? Of course you would! So here you go: ASKING FOR THE INTERVIEW Seems like asking for the interview would be common sense, but how many job seekers actually ask for th...
Top Cover Letter Trends for 2014
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Feb, 2014
As 2014 approaches I’ve been putting together a series of articles on the top tips and trends for resumes, cover letters, job searches, and LinkedIn profiles. In this piece I’m shedding light on what I see as the top cover letter trends going into 2014. Evolution of the E-Note The Internet and social media are rapidly changing the shape of how we job search. It can be daunting at times to keep up with the ever-changing...
3 Tips for a Standout Personal Brand Message in Your Cover Letter
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Feb, 2014
As a resume writer who frequently assists executives and senior-level professionals to create thoughtful cover letters, I enjoyed talking with Leslie Stevens-Huffman of Dice.com for her insightful article, 10 Ways to Screw Up Your Cover Letter. As she notes, your job search can stall if your cover letter fails to show your value, or makes it obvious that you’re not taking the time to learn about the employer’s business....
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