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    How NOT to Write a Cover Letter

    How NOT to Write a Cover Letter
    When you are fresh out of college and applying for your first job, you want to write a cover letter that stands out from the hundreds that are on the desks of human resources professionals around the country. You want to show that you are not only qualified for the job, but a cut above the rest. You want your cover ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +21
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    5 Cover Letters That Worked

    We talk about them all the time: cover letters. We share general tips, explore best practices, and warn of the most common cover letter mistakes. What we haven't done is give you specific examples of real cover letters that worked. Until now! Excelle has tracked down five cover letters that helped job seekers land an interview. Sometimes, they even got ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +12
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    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success

    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success
    Ah, the dreaded cover letter. You may know what you should do and shouldn’t do, but when it comes to sitting down and actually writing it — where to even begin? Should you even bother? If the job listing specifically says to submit a cover letter, then you must! You don’t want to penalize yourself immediately by not following directions. Unless ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +24
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    8 Surefire Ways to Break Writer’s Block

    8 Surefire Ways to Break Writer’s Block
    There's nothing more frustrating to a writer than writer’s block. You strain your brain to make something happen, but nothing comes out. You’re out of ideas. And it seems like there's nothing you can do to fix the situation. Sometimes the words just won’t come, and staring at a blank page just makes you more frustrated. Don’t throw your hands up ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    College Grad Cover Letter Sample

    College Grad Cover Letter Sample
    No matter where you are in your career, a strong cover letter will help you make your case to potential employers. View our college grad cover letter sample below, or let an expert write your resume and cover letter with Monster's Resume Writing Service. Josh Michaels| 4 Church St. | Sometown, NJ 08888 | (555) 555-5555 | josh@somedomain.com June 4, 2008 ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Pitch Yourself for an Internship: Cover Letter Sample for Internships

    Pitch Yourself for an Internship: Cover Letter Sample for Internships
    Writing a letter to get an internship can be intimidating. By using well-chosen words, you can make a good impression. While your letter needs to be customized to individual circumstances, this sample cover letter below can help an aspiring intern's cause. Present yourself in the best light. Monster’s resume and cover letter writing service can help. Pamela Jung 451 Highland Ave. ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Why Stock Cover Letters Don't Work

    Why Stock Cover Letters Don't Work
    One of the undeniable wonders of computers and the Internet is the quantum personal efficiencies they've created for all of us. For example, think about how long it used to take to produce and send out cover letters and resumes. These days, if you use the same cover letter and resume for every job, you can literally apply for hundreds of ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Cover Letter Etiquette

    Cover Letter Etiquette
    Job seekers often spend countless hours developing their resumes and then treat their cover letters as an afterthought. This can be a critical mistake; the cover letter can help your resume get noticed. Think of the cover letter as your resume's cheerleading section. To make the best impression, follow these etiquette rules: Say No to the Cover Letter Cop-Out The first ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Ten Entry-Level Job Cover Letter Mistakes

    Ten Entry-Level Job Cover Letter Mistakes
    Your cover letter is the first thing employers see when they open your materials. Avoid these 10 mistakes, and make your first impression a good and lasting one. Mistake #1: Don't Overuse "I" Your cover letter is not your autobiography. The focus should be on how you meet an employer's needs, not on your life story. Avoid the perception of being ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +28
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    10 Tips for Writing Cold Cover Letters

    10 Tips for Writing Cold Cover Letters
    by Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert Most positions are never advertised. A cold cover letter is an uninvited inquiry to an employer, recruiter or other hiring manager regarding possible job opportunities. Cold cover letters' potential advantages include creating a job that didn't previously exist, gaining early consideration for a position that hasn't yet been advertised and expanding your network of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +6