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Category: Create Outstanding Cover Letters

Whet an Employer’s Interest with Your Cover Letter

RESUME WRITER: Kelly L.
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

Should You Put Your Personality Into Your Cover Letter?

RESUME WRITER: Craig S.
CATEGORY: Create Outstanding Cover Letters
POSTED: July 9, 2013 at 7:36 am

by Craig S, ResumeEdge Certified Writer – The resume is your workhorse. It pulls your career wagon and plows new fields of opportunity. Yet even the strongest workhorses need “show pony” cover letters to flank the competition. “Let’s face it: There’s only so much your résumé can do,” explains Selena Dehne of JIST Publishing in... » Read Full Article

Why Cover Letters Are STILL Necessary in a Job Search

RESUME WRITER: Lou H.
CATEGORY: Create Outstanding Cover Letters
POSTED: February 11, 2013 at 7:31 am

by Lou H, CPRW, Certified Resume Writer – For the sophisticated and committed job seeker, a cover letter has always been a staple when applying for a new position. A cover letter presents a brief summary of a candidate’s expertise as it applies to the targeted job and provides the opportunity to explain difficult subjects... » Read Full Article

The Ins and Outs of Cover Letters

RESUME WRITER: Darlene Z.
CATEGORY: Create Outstanding Cover Letters
POSTED: May 20, 2011 at 7:11 pm

You might wonder if a cover letter is necessary when you submit a résumé. Unless otherwise instructed, a cover letter should accompany every résumé. A cover letter compels your reader to review your résumé. Your résumé presents factual information about your qualifications, experience, and educational credentials. You use the résumé to present yourself as a... » Read Full Article

Cover Letters – Your First Chance to Make a Lasting Impression

RESUME WRITER: Darlene Z.
CATEGORY: Create Outstanding Cover Letters
POSTED: May 20, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Hiring managers routinely receive hundreds, perhaps thousands, of responses from applicants for any given job. To avoid having your resume sink in this sea of paper, it’s imperative to stand out from the crowd and make a good first impression. A compelling cover letter that employs five essential rules will convince a hiring manager to... » Read Full Article