In my experience as an Executive Resume Writer, cover letters only get read about a third of the time they are sent. That being said, when one is required, or you are hoping for that added edge to get a hiring manager's attention, there is no doubt a great cover letter can make all the difference.
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From Cyber Monday through January 1, many of our lives get busy preparing, enjoying and managing the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Related: 3 Tips For Staying Positive During A Holiday Job Search While it's understandable that many choose to take a break from job searching throughout late November and December, this decision may be in part driven by myths and misinformation. Learn the facts and decide for yourself if this seasonal break will help or hurt:
Job search misconceptions are more common than one might think amongst even the most successful professionals. Particularly if it has been awhile since they've had to job hunt. Related: Job Boards: Job Search Do Or Don't? While some common job search truths from past decades still hold water, others don't. Below are three common job search 'truths' debunked:
For a vast majority of job seekers, their checklist for finding a new job goes something like this
When it comes to resumes and LinkedIn profile reading, nothing screams “achievement" in my experience more than statistics and numerical figure. Why? Numbers let the reader see your bottom-line achievements without the need for fluffy adjectives and descriptive language. Related: How To Quantify Your Accomplishments On A Resume
Looking for a new job while you're still at your current one? Not sure how to do both and afraid of doing the wrong thing and risking your current role? Here are some points to consider to make the process a little bit easier and hopefully much less painful. Related: How To Job Search While You're Employed