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Category: Cover & Thank You Letters

VIDEO: Thank You Notes & Other “Old Fashioned” Approaches

Why Should You Send a Thank You Note After an Interview? SHOULD you send one? This post/video was inspired by a post/comments on a LinkedIn conversation I read on someone’s page. They wondered if thank you letters after a job interview were considered “out dated”, “old-fashioned”, even strange. What?  Hear MY opinion on all this, […]

VIDEO: Cover Letters That Stand Out (Ideas You May Not Have Heard Before)

  One in the VIDEO SERIES: Simple Ways to Stand Out as a Job Seeker:  How to Capture Attention in a Cover Letter (check out the whole playlist!) ALSO:  Get the pdf guide for Writing Attention Getting Cover Letters with samples     Additional blogs about cover letter tips: — The Truth About Cover Letters […]

The Truth About Cover Letters (That You Don’t Want to Hear)

Let me have a confessional moment here first: I hate cover letters. My clients hate cover letters. Some employers don’t even read them (probably because they hate them, too.) (and many (even most?) recruiters don’t want them, though always check) Sometimes, they can make a difference in getting noticed though.  And it’s IMPOSSIBLE to know […]

Please and Thank You (+ Sample Letter – You’re Welcome!)

Say your “please’s” and “thank you’s”, please! My momma raised me to send thank you letters, whether it was for the gifts I’d received as a child all the way up to making sure I followed up promptly after my first job interviews in high school.  And I still do this, all the time as […]

Real Bad “Cover Letters” – (cover letters that are real, and, really bad!)

  Real cover letters – real reasons you should NOT copy these really bad examples: Letter #1 (sent to my friend that owns a small business and also supplied good input about what hiring mangers want in my last blog, “Follow Directions!“) “Your company is looking for a motivated individual that offers many characteristics that […]