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Leadership and career
May 9, 2016

Test Your Cover Letter Acumen, Part 2

Cover letters continue to be a mystery to many job seekers. We addressed some of their questions in Part 1. Here are several more questions commonly asked by my readers and clients: 1. Employers are primarily looking for mention of specific job knowledge in your cover letter. If you concentrate more…
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Leadership and career
February 29, 2016

Cover Letters: True/False

Q: Ask 10 different experts about cover letters and they will give you 10 different answers. I’m so confused I have no idea what works and what doesn’t.  Here are four statements that produce a variety of opinions: 1. Every cover letter should have three main thoughts. 2. One good cover…
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Leadership and career
February 8, 2016

Why Letters and Resumes Won’t Land You a Job

Following-up by phone and in person is most important Q: I have been in electronics manufacturing for 30 years, during which time I progressed from assembler to director of manufacturing. Last year my job was eliminated, and I spent eight months searching for a new position. I'm now working, but…
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Leadership and career
January 25, 2016

Resumes and Cover Letters

Job seekers often complain that their resumes disappear into the "Great Circular File in the Sky," never to be acknowledged, not even by a form letter. "After all," they say, "it's only common courtesy for companies to let you know they've received your resume, even if they decide you're not…
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December 2, 2015

The Cover Letter Dilemma: To Write or Not to Write

By: Taunee Besson and Ruth Glover "By the time a cover letter arrives on my desk, it better be good!" said Alyson Cate, Vice President of Human Resources at Lyrick Corporation, a privately held company in Allen, Texas, which produces children's programs featuring Barney the Dinosaur and Wishbone the Dog…
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June 10, 2015

Cover Letter Basics

By: Taunee Besson While few people relish the idea of looking for a new position, many professionals find some facets of the job search process more distasteful than others.  In 20 years of working with job seekers, I've discovered that writing cover letters typically produces more avoidance behavior than either cold…
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