Think it's safer to skip the photo on LinkedIn? According to
Business Insider, you may be doing more harm than good by
going photo-free. While it's true that you'll avoid looks-based
discrimination (no one will know how young, old, or attractive you
are), you're allowing network's imaginations to run wild-and not in
a good way. Read More >
Last week, we reviewed how creating a cover letter template can
save time and effort when sending out multiple job applications.
However, even the best template needs to be customized before you
send it out as a cover letter. Employers want to see evidence that
you are specifically interested in the position you are applying
for, and not just mass mailing every company with a job posting.
Here, step by step, is a guide to personalizing your cover letters:
1. Read More >
Writing an excellent cover letter doesn't have to be difficult-but
it does take preparation and time. The good news? Once you have
developed a stellar cover letter, you can use it as a template for
multiple job applications. In this two-part post, I'll take you
through the steps of writing a successful cover letter. Read More >
There's a cover letter circulating the internet right now that's
quite unique. First, its subject line: I want to work for you!
Second, its bullet points. Or rather, numericals. The email opens
simply with "To Claire, I want to work for you and here is why:"
She then goes on to make a list of 5 credentials/statements of
experience and education. Read More >
Remember that really embarrassing typo in that cover letter you
wrote one time? Get ready to feel better about it. In a serious
case of a picture saying a thousand words about a person, "Vanessa"
applied to an administrative assistant position at York
University-and accidentally attached a crazy-eyed photo of the
National Treasure star she'd saved instead of her resume. Frankly,
if I were doing the hiring, Vanessa would have the job. Read More >