All Blog Posts Tagged 'cover' (69)

How to write a covering letter with impact

When applying for a job, you might only focus on editing your CV. However, your covering letter could be the deciding factor for a hiring manager.  

Indeed, some hiring managers may not even…


Added by Richard England on February 5, 2019 at 3:53am — No Comments

How to Write a Cover Letter For an Oil & Gas Job?

Landing a good oil and gas job requires standing out from the competition of oil and gas industry professionals. The primary aspects that help you win a new role are your CV, a good cover letter, and then your interview skills. A cover letter can…


Added by TalEng on August 20, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments

3 Tips & Tricks for A Great Cover Letter That Will Land You The Job

 3 Tips & Tricks for a Great Cover Letter That Will Land You the Job


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With the clear-cut purpose of introducing you, your skills,…


Added by Elizabeth Heron on December 18, 2017 at 10:41am — No Comments

Be My Employer – How to Write an Excellent Cover Letter

Excellent Cover Letters – The Key to Finding a Good Job

While we all know resumes are extremely important when applying for job, it is not necessarily the most imperative document you need to secure an interview. A strategically designed and targeted cover letter is an essential weapon for securing a job. In fact, where the resume is of limited value to employers (as they don’t know what kind of work…


Added by Jhon Wellni on March 23, 2016 at 10:31am — No Comments

Knowledge is Power: How to Make yourself a Catch for Potential Employers

Doesn’t it seem like everyone is either looking for a job or wishing they had a better one? With so many people looking for a new occupation, it may seem like you will never stand out amongst the seemingly innumerable job seekers.

This is completely false. No one has had the exact same experiences you have had. With perseverance and these tips, you can…


Added by Anica Oaks on November 10, 2015 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Recruiters: If You Don't Want Cover Letters, Then Say So!!!

Fewer Recruiters Care About Cover Letters

As recruiters get busier, and applicant tracking systems do the heavy lifting of resume screening, it appears that fewer HR Departments than ever care about cover letters. A recent SHRM survey of HR professionals found that only 22% of respondents considered it a mistake for applicants to omit cover letters:…


Added by Donna Svei on June 8, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Why Cover Letter Helps You Get the Job You Want

A cover letter is another “pleasant thing” that online resume services can provide to their clients. Yet only a handful of job-hunters avail of this benefit whenever they seek the help of these entities as they walk through the job search trail. Cover letters provide the potential and future employers a glimpse of what a job seeker can do to their company. It gives highlight on the passion and interest of…


Added by Ellen Summerhills on February 9, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Using a Cover Letter Template: Yay or Nay?

A cover letter is often the first impression a potential employee gets of a job candidate. This single sheet of paper or document on a screen can open the door to an interview or promptly close it, causing the job seeker to lose all hope of getting the position.

It's recommended that a cover letter accompany every resume sent. If the job seeker is applying for positions in different fields, he or…


Added by Mary Ylisela on August 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Job Tips: Four Ways To Improve Your Cover Letter

Recruiters read hundreds, if not thousands, of CVs and cover letters during their days, so why not do them a favour and send them a concise, original and well-written cover letter? And the best bit is it's really not hard to do. Here's how:

Keep it short

This is key. Presuming your CV already runs to two pages (as we've mentioned before, two pages should be your maximum), then a cover letter amounting to anything more than one side of A4…


Added by Owen Mckeon on April 12, 2013 at 10:02am — 4 Comments

Why Quality Wins Over Quantity When It Comes To Job Searching

Let’s face it, when you’re looking for a job, you want it as fast and as easy as you can get it. It can be overwhelming and time-consuming searching for a job. It’s true that you likely won’t land an interview, or job for that matter, without actually applying for job openings (unless they come through Networking and weren’t advertised). However, when it comes to applying to…


Added by Gavin Redelman on January 1, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Google Can Be Your Best Friend Or Your Worst Enemy When It Comes To Job Searching

I recently “googled” my name and found an assortment of results come up that I didn’t even realize were out there and visible to the public. Social media sites, registries I created, and websites that I’ve registered on and long forgotten about. When it comes to job searching, employers are now able to see more about our personal lives than ever before through the internet.…


Added by Gavin Redelman on December 29, 2012 at 7:43pm — No Comments

6 Tips To Help Organize Your Time While Job Searching

Job searching can be overwhelming, long and tiresome. In order to use your time productively and get the best results, you should organize your activities and set short-term goals.  Organizing your time will help you to stay focused, avoid burning out and help you to achieve maximum results.

Below are some tips for activities you can focus on to organize your time,…


Added by Gavin Redelman on November 30, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

3 costly mistakes jobseekers make on cover letters

What’s more important – having a good CV or a good cover letter…? The answer? Both! Cover letters are just as important as CVs because a good cover letter gets your CV through the door and a good CV then goes on to qualify you for an interview!

If you know anything about my background, you’ll know I fell into CV writing, cover letters and so on by accident while working in the media as the assistant editor of a magazine. Back then I had to recruit people (as well as everything else)…


Added by Mildred Talabi on March 17, 2012 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Increase Your Salary And Make More Money

Would you like an increase in your salary? Let’s say a 20 percent increase and a big bonus. Sounds good doesn’t it?

Who doesn't want to make more money?   Before you march into your boss’s office demanding an increase in pay you need to first take a step back and develop a game plan to approaching your boss. There is a right way and a wrong way to ask for more…


Added by Gavin Redelman on March 6, 2012 at 5:19pm — No Comments

You Are the Laziest Job Seeker Ever!

I have to say, I have been a bit bogged down and late at…


Added by Danielle Powers on November 1, 2011 at 12:12pm — 17 Comments

Five Myths About Job Searching:


#1: The smartest person always gets the job

Definitely not true – companies these days are more interested in the complete worker. Having brains is always an advantage, but it's not the only thing that hiring managers are looking for. In today’s economy, an employer wants to know that, if required, you are able to…


Added by Gavin Redelman on October 6, 2011 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Are cover letters necessary or a complete waste of time? – The Poll Results… (and “How to” guide)

A couple of weeks ago I was having a wee discussion / debate on Twitter with @garyfranklin and @petergold about the relevance of the good ol’ covering letter when it came to…


Added by Ben on August 15, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Are cover letters still necessary?

***UPDATE***  The results to the post below are in.  See my conclusions HERE or…


Added by Ben on August 11, 2011 at 5:30pm — 20 Comments

Top Ten Interview Blunders


The resume services team from ResumeEdge, a Nelnet company and leading online provider of resume writing services, today released a new resource, Top Ten Interview Blunders.  People often spend countless hours working on their cover letter and resume to secure a coveted interview, but then make mistakes during the interview that can’t be undone. This new guide…


Added by Crystal T on July 26, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 4.2.11 to 4.8.11

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting, mobile recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about social media impact on referrals, recruitment fundamentals, customer buying habits of Talent…


Added by Chris Brablc on April 8, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments

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