Confessions of an Executive Recruiter

After three years of economic aches and pains, the employment outlook by companies in the United States has improved to a 12-year high, according to a recent survey by the National Association for Business Economics. If you are an executive or mid-level professional who is looking, or plans to look,

Do I Have to Include A Cover Letter?

One of the most common questions from my resume clients is whether a cover letter is necessary. The short answer is YES. A cover letter is not an option-its the default standard and expected of all serious job applicants. Your cover letter is a marketing tool designed to get you

How to Create The Perfect Cover Letter

Every time you send out a résumé, you’ll need to have a great cover letter to send along with it. It’s a good idea to customize your cover letter for each job you’re applying for. The cover letter is another way of introducing yourself to a potential employer. What it

Craft a Professional Cover Letter and Get Noticed!

“I am writing in response to your ad for a Vice President of Finance.” “In response to your recent online ad for a Treasurer, please find my resume.” “I am looking for an opportunity with your company as a Financial Analyst.” “My enclosed resume indicates that my background as a

49 Powerful Resume Words You Can Use to Describe Your Personality

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Here Is A List of the Top 10 Career Search Websites

One of the most common ways today’s job seekers uncover employment opportunities is by using online sources. There are hundreds of job boards, both generic and niche, as well as aggregators, social media channels, networking groups and staffing company websites to choose from. The good news is they provide plenty

Cover letter recommendations for college students

Whether submitting your cover letter and resume for a job or applying for something else, such as graduate school, it’s important for college students to word their cover letters in ways that make it easy for the recipient to read, makes sense, and conveys what it is that needs to

Networking For The Naturally Introverted

Michael Jordan, Queen Elizabeth II, Warren Buffet, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Steven Spielberg, Mother Teresa, and Mohandas Gandhi all have something in common and it’s not just fame. Along with 30% of the population and 60% of gifted people, they’re all introverts. Are you? The terms “extrovert and introvert” were

When Your Job Skills Aren’t a Perfect Fit

Okay, it’s bound to happen. Sooner or later, you’re going to find yourself with a job description that is “almost” perfect for you but your skills might not be the total package.Believe me, I’ve been there and I know that it’s definitely frustrating. It’s like running a marathon race and

7 Cover Letter Tips That Will Get You Noticed

It’s no secret in today’s economy: hiring managers are bombarded by resumes, cover letters, and job applications on a daily basis. Some have stacks upon stacks of applications to sift through and not enough time in the day to get through them all, much less respond to them. So what