Eric Putkonen's Blog – March 2017 Archive (2)

Can We Please Stop Asking for Cover Letters Yet?

From what I can see, it seems most companies still ask for cover letters.  Isn’t this just one more hurdle and inconvenience to make applicants go through that really doesn’t add value?

Based on my experience, cover letters are not needed anymore.  I know I am not alone in this (from speaking with peers), but I have not read a cover letter in years.  By and large, we don’t care what is on the cover letter.  Everything we need to see should be on the resume.…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on March 31, 2017 at 3:57pm — 1 Comment

Why Are We Still Using Stock Photos on Our Careers Sites?

I pretty consistently read the articles on ERE and have done so for years. Many of the articles are geared towards showing innovation in recruiting and how we could all be doing things better. Other times, you get articles that tell you things that are obvious but so many companies still are behind the ball on.

Last week, there was an article called “…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on March 14, 2017 at 3:17pm — 1 Comment

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