What a Cover Letter is For

March 6, 2013 admin Blog

A cover letter is your opportunity to tell your potential employer exactly how the knowledge and skill set you have developed, and the experience you have acquired, can be put to work to benefit his company.  Your objective in writing the letter is to show him by elaboration what your resume can only point to […]

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How Do You Write a Resume?

March 6, 2013 admin Blog

How do you write a resume?  What should be included?  What form should it take?  What should you leave out?  These are questions first time resume writers ask.  To answer them you must consider what the resume is intended to accomplish, or, better, what should it reveal?  The first thing to understand is that the […]

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Should Your Resume Have an Objective Statement?

March 6, 2013 admin Blog

Should your resume have an “objective” statement?  There are differences of opinion on this question.  Your decision should be determined by your ability to articulate your career objective.  A vague or general objective will do you a disservice by creating an impression of a lack of career focus or uncertainty about what you wish to […]

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Tell the Company What’s in it for Them

March 6, 2013 admin Blog

There is a slogan in sales that says, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”  The same is true in applying for a job.  It is reflected in your resume and your cover letter.  Your future employer isn’t hiring you because you want a job; he’s hiring you […]

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How to Blow a Job Interview

March 3, 2013 admin Blog

Many people put all of their energy into creating a stellar resume and forget to think about what comes next: the interview. This is your opportunity to really shine—or crash and burn spectacularly. Here are just a few ways you can blow a job interview. •    Arrive late. But there was traffic…and I got lost…it’s […]

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