Posts Tagged 'cover letters'

Is your resume striking out or knocking it out of the park?

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The job seeker steps up to the plate. You can feel the determination coming off of him like waves spreading across the field. The HR manager pitches the job, a hard fast ball that flies past the job seeker, who just misses it. Setting up for the second pitch now, a deceiving curve ball.  The job seeker swings hard and fans it, catching nothing but air.  It’s all riding on this final pitch.  Another fast ball, but all he does ...

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Spring has sprung (almost)

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Spring may not “officially” be in season quite yet, but that all changes this upcoming weekend. Soon there will be fluffy bunnies, robins, flowers in bloom and leaves on the trees that spent their winter dormant waiting for this moment.

We humans have a tendency to “hibernate” in the winter seasons, preferring to stay indoors where it is nice and toasty, binge watching Netflix and feasting during the holiday seasons. There is nothing inherently wrong with that, but our homes tend ...

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A most triumphant job search

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“Bill: Ted, while I agree that, in time, our band will be most triumphant, the truth is, Wyld Stallyns will never be a super band until we have Eddie Van Halen on guitar.

Ted: Yes, Bill. But, I do not believe we will get Eddie Van Halen until we have a triumphant video.

Bill: Ted, it’s pointless to have a triumphant video before we even have decent instruments.

Ted: Well, how can we have decent instruments when we don’t really even know how ...

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Perfect resume recipe

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Hungry for a new job this holiday season? Follow this simple recipe for a tasty new resume and enjoy a main course of great interviews that lead to your next sweet job.

Ingredients

1 Microsoft Word document

3 – 4 relevant job postings

800 – 2000 words

3 cups experience

1 cup relevant skills

1 cup previous achievements

1 bottle Key Word marinade

3 tbls contact information

2 tbls education

Season to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat brain to 350 degrees. Lay out ingredients on Word Document in the following order: 3 tbls contact information, ...
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Job hunting: is it a wasteland?

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I just saw “Mad Max: Fury Road” (George Miller / Village Roadshow Pictures, 2015) for the first time yesterday. (I know, it hit theaters forever ago, but I never took the chance to go see it in the theater.) It reminded me of some people’s job search when they call our office.

 

Often times, these job seekers have been looking for a job for months with little success, leaving many to wonder if, in fact, there are any jobs at all.  ...

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Have You Noticed That There Have Been More Job Postings Lately?

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Because of the time of year it is, there are more job postings. Summer is almost officially over, the kids are back in school and employers are ready to hire. September always sees a surge in posted jobs that last into October. When you take that into account, it becomes absolutely critical if you are looking for a job to make sure that your resume and other important factors are up to snuff.

 

Hiring Season

Whenever hiring season comes around, many applicants ...

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New Services from The Personal Touch Career Services

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New services from The Personal Touch Career ServicesAfter a semi-painful website redesign, I am happy to announce that you can now easily see all of the services and products that we offer.  Plus, we have created new packages that combine some of our most popular features: resumes, cover letters and coaching services.

In addition to the combined packages and their associated discounts, we ...

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The Passion Statement: Keystone of your job search

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Happy Valentine’s Day! In this season of love, a very important question comes to mind:

Do you love your job?

It’s a very valid question, no matter what the economic conditions or how tough the job market is. In fact, workers who love their jobs are more productive, have fewer sick days and produce higher quality work.

When contacting a potential employer, don’t ...

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Video: Cover letters that crack the hidden job market

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The much-rumored hidden job market actually does exist – it is any job that is not explicitly advertised.  To get traction for this kind of job lead, you need a lot of research and a strong cover letter.

Video recorded on Sept. 14, 2011 at the Brown Bag Job Search Group.  For more information on this free networking group in the Denver area, please visit http://www.meetup.com/Brown-Bag-Job-Search-Group/
Interested in more cover letter tips?  Check out our book, “Get a Job Without Going ...

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