3 Secrets To A High-Impact Cover Letter

Are you struggling to write a cover letter that makes employers sit up and take notice? Need inspiration on the best ways to influence hiring managers? Believe it or not, a cover letter can often cinch the deal for an interview. Employers, weary of wading through applicant files, may be swayed by the fresh and engaging pitch you include in your letter. However, if you’re stumped by what to write (or how to avoid rehashing what’s in your resume), take heart. A new look at your cover letter’s meaning to employers, plus a rundown on key mistakes to avoid, may be just the ticket to your success. In my post on compelling, value-rich cover letters, I’ve noted tips crucial to making a knock-em-dead first impression, with simple ways to convey your strengths in a way employers will understand. The trick to a cover letter that gets results versus those that get tossed in the round file is this: a new angle on your ROI that entices employers, helps them realize how you can solve business problems, and makes them wonder how they could pass you by! Read on for insider tips on making your cover letter a memorable – and effective tool for capturing interviews: READ FULL ARTICLE ► Photo Credit: Shutterstock

If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Diane submitted. She has recently worked with a co-worker on a group project. When it came time to present the project at a meeting, Diane let her co-worker present. While it went great, the co-worker proceed to take credit for nearly all of Diane's work. Frustrating to say the least!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if your co-worker took credit for the work you did...right in front of your colleagues AND boss!

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Cam submitted. He's been working at a job for awhile, but recently overheard a hiring manager making fun of a candidate with autism right after an interview-not only awkward, but VERY unprofessional!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if witnessed a hiring manager at your organization making fun of a candidate who they had just interviewed who had autism.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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Starting a family is one of the biggest milestones in a person's life. It's in those first few months when a parent can really bond with their newborn and make lifelong memories. However, for some new dads, it can be difficult to juggle being a new parent while remaining dedicated to their career.

Fortunately, some companies have generous paternity leave policies that give new dads the ability to take time off of work to stay home with their child.

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There are LOTS of questions around resume dos and don'ts. There's so much advice out there that it can be overwhelming to try and figure out what's the correct answer.

During our weekly live Office Hours on YouTube, two of our coaches, Ariella Coombs and J.T. O'Donnell, answer questions live from viewers related to their job search, career success, on the job situations and more.

We complied a simple list of what we find to be the most common questions our coaches get about resumes. We hope you find this helpful.

Let's start with the basics...

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