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Category: Cover Letters

Secrets to Writing a Great Cover Letter

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
POSTED: October 7, 2014 at 9:21 am

The cover letter is a huge part of the interview process and every resume should have one. The cover letter is like the wrapping paper on a gift, and let’s be honest, we always open the best looking gift first. Here are some tips to help you create a winning cover letter and make the... » Read Full Article

The Power of the Cover Letter

CATEGORY: Cover Letters
POSTED: June 26, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Imagine that you are meeting someone for the first time. You extend your hand in greeting, and you are met with the limp fish; a handshake that is disinterested, weak, or lacking in confidence. As an interviewer, I have also met with the bone crushers and arm rattlers who have left much stronger impressions than... » Read Full Article

How Important Is A Cover Letter?

CATEGORY: Cover Letters
POSTED: March 20, 2014 at 10:15 am

Job hunters regularly ask how important it is to have a strong cover letter compared to having a winning resume. How much time should a candidate devote to it? In a December 2013 article on the American Journalism Review website, Adrianne Flynn, career development professional, states that “Cover letters are the first introduction. If it... » Read Full Article

Whet an Employer’s Interest with Your Cover Letter

CATEGORY: Cover Letters, Create Outstanding Cover Letters
POSTED: November 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm

by Kelly L, ResumeEdge Certified Writer When I started thinking about helpful tips for crafting effective cover letters, I remembered some of the whoppingly-bad letters I’ve read over the years—as an editor and as a hiring manager. So, I Googled ‘horrible cover letters’ and had a few chuckles. Examples of Bad Cover Letters by Kelly... » Read Full Article

The Worst Mistakes to Make in Your Cover Letter

CATEGORY: Cover Letters
POSTED: October 22, 2013 at 8:13 am

by Kelly L, ResumeEdge Certified Writer – A previous article I wrote for Resume Edge, The Three Most Important Things in Your Cover Letter, outlines what to do to create a winning cover letter. On the flip side, there are many things you should never do when writing a cover letter. Five Common Cover Letter... » Read Full Article

The Three Most Important Things in Your Cover Letter

CATEGORY: Cover Letters
POSTED: September 17, 2013 at 6:52 am

by Kelly L, ResumeEdge Certified Writer – A cover letter is your opportunity to engage a hiring manager’s interest—and showcase your experience and skills. It’s the first impression a prospective company will have regarding who you are and what you can do for them. The person (HR/hiring manager) reading your cover letter is likely a... » Read Full Article

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