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Invariably, when executives try to figure out how to stand out in the job search, the subject of cover letters comes up – followed by confusion. Do you really need a cover letter for each executive job application? How can you be sure that employers are actually reading the letter you’re so carefully crafting? Is … Continue reading Do You Really Need a Cover Letter For Executive Jobs?
Sending out a resume is almost an emotional action. You've read the job description carefully to find a match with your skills, prepared your resume and cover letter, and then hit the Send button... And now you're hoping that the company will see you as a good fit and call you for an interview. However, instead of … Continue reading You Sent Out Your Resume – Now What?
You’ve polished your resume to no end, especially after finding a job posting that precisely fits your skills. But did your cover letter merit the same attention? Many hiring managers use your cover letter to gauge your interest in the company, as well as your aptitude for the job. Therefore, when you resort to “Dear Sir, I’m … Continue reading Does Your Cover Letter Make These 5 Critical Mistakes?
If you’re an executive planning your next career move, it might surprise you to learn that you’ll be judged by more than just your resume during your job search. In other words, a full resume is NOT necessarily the best fit for every job search contact. Surprised? You’ll find that recruiters, company owners, Boards of … Continue reading Executive Job Hunting? You’ll Need More Than a Resume
Planning to apply to that hot job you just found online? Take it a step further with some competitive research that can put you first in line (but at another company).Here’s the idea: when companies post a position, they might be hiring from within their network – looking at suppliers, competitors, vendors, and any other organizations … Continue reading Don’t Apply Just Once
Cover letters must always be either addressed specifically or neutrally. By specifically, I mean using the actual hiring manager's name if possible, e.g., "Dear Sandra Jones." By neutrally, I mean that one should use a general salutation, such as "Dear Hiring Manager" when the name of a hiring manager is not available. "Dear Sir" or … Continue reading Cover Letters – The Salutation Line
People searching for jobs often ask if a cover letter is necessary. The answer is a resounding "yes!"Hiring managers use cover letters nearly as often as the resume to diffentiate among candidates. For this reason, we offer expertise in cover letter design and development.Anyone skeptical as to a) the reasons behind sending a cover letter, … Continue reading Cover Letters: A Must for Serious Job Seekers