35. What is a cover letter?

Source: seek.com.au, 26 August 2015 A cover letter is usually the first point of contact a candidate has with a prospective employer for a job application. It is usually sent accompanying a resume or CV as a way of introduction. A well-written cover letter should summarise and condense the most recent and relevant points in your resume and how your skills and experience relate to the … Continue reading 35. What is a cover letter?

34. Three excellent cover letter examples

Source: The Guardian 12 Jeb 2014 Cover letters are the first chance you have to impress an employer – they’re not just a protective jacket for your CV. Here’s our guide on what to include and how to format them. The first thing a potential employer sees in your job application is the cover letter. This doesn’t just support your CV – it’s an opportunity … Continue reading 34. Three excellent cover letter examples

32. Covering/Cover Letter

Source: Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, New 9th Edition 2015, pp. WT30 and http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com What is a covering/cover letter? A covering letter (NAmE cover letter) accompanies a CV/résumé or an application form. It should normally be no longer than one side of a single page. While in some countries covering letters are handwritten, in Britain and North America they are typed, unless otherwise requested. A good covering letter … Continue reading 32. Covering/Cover Letter

30. 11 reasons this is a terrible résumé for a recent university graduate

By JACQUELYN SMITH, MIKE NUDELMAN, Business Insider APR 18 2015 Approximately 1.9 million students in the US will graduate from college with a bachelor’s degree this year. And a good number of them will apply to jobs using résumés riddled with mistakes. According to research from TheLadders, a career and job matching resource for professionals, employers spend an average of six seconds reviewing a résumé before making the initial decision on candidates. So it’s … Continue reading 30. 11 reasons this is a terrible résumé for a recent university graduate

29. 6 Things You Should Always Include On Your Résumé

by JACQUELYN SMITH, Business Insider DEC 13 2014 Capturing someone’s attention and making a great first impression in just six seconds is no easy feat. Now, imagine trying to do this without ever meeting them. Sounds impossible, right? Well, if you’re a job seeker who submits an outstanding résumé that tells your “career story” in a succinct, easy-to-follow way, it’s actually very achievable. To ensure your résumé stands out (for … Continue reading 29. 6 Things You Should Always Include On Your Résumé