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Category: Cover Letter

How to Write a Truly Awful Cover Letter

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: June 28, 2013 at 9:40 am

Caught this video recently. It made me smile. The presenter provides tongue-in-cheek advice about what you absolutely should do when writing a cover letter if you absolutely do not want to be called in for an interview. His points are well taken. I’ll provide my commentary on each (sarcasm intended). http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=gMxvmsdlhuE Ignore ALL instructions when applying If the company... » Read Full Article

Cover Letter Tips That Might Make the Difference

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: May 28, 2013 at 9:40 am

In this economy, the average candidate has most likely been job searching for an extended period. During that time, many have learned that cover letters need to be businesslike in tone, rather than using casual language as one would in an email or text to a friend. Most also realize that a cover letter should... » Read Full Article

The Best Ways to Begin Your Cover Letter

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: April 30, 2013 at 9:11 am

As the hiring manager for ResumeEdge, I see dozens of cover letters every day. Some are simply notes that state “my resume is attached”. As cover letters go, those kind are useless and simply state the obvious. Far too many letters begin by telling me what ResumeEdge offers its clients…something I already know – I... » Read Full Article

Cover Letter Basics

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: April 9, 2013 at 8:24 am

Whether cover letters are essential to your job search or not (some hiring managers and recruiters believe they are), many candidates believe there’s no correct or wrong way to write one. That’s wishful thinking and it could result in not being considered for a position. Cover Letters Must Be as Stellar as Your Resume In... » Read Full Article

What NOT to put in your cover letter

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: March 26, 2013 at 9:11 am

Although a cover letter can have a more personalized tone than your resume, by no means is that license to be unprofessional. Too often, candidates believe that they can bare their souls in a cover letter, that such honesty will endear them to the hiring manager. If anything, it will make your letter and resume... » Read Full Article

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