Writing That Cover Letter

The need for a resume is a foregone conclusion – Right!?  The need is not so clear for the “much-maligned” cover letter.  Actually as an aside, I’m not sure that the cover letter is maligned or not, but it did seem like a cool sentence to write – syntax wise  (ooh big word). The challenge […]

Leonardo da Vinci’s Cover Letter Works Because…

Great cover letters embody timeline principles.  And Leonardo da Vinci’s cover letter really drives home that point. Quick background… Leonardo da Vinci was interesting in getting a job with Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan.  Evidently besides his skills involving painting; he was also an armorer and a military gadgets inventor.  So wanting work, he did what all […]

Tough Times Job Tips

“So easy a CAVE MAN can read it?” by Jimmy Sweeney, Have you ever started to assemble an appliance, a kid’s toy, a new computer, or a book cabinet and threw up your hands in frustration? The manual or set of instructions is useless. “Why can’t these people write in plain English?” you might shout.  […]

Principles of a Great Cover Letter

The following is reprint of a great article by Kat Neville that was originally printed in the Smashing magazine (here’s the link to the original article, http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/03/25/what-makes-a-great-cover-letter-according-to-companies/).  The article itself is very well written, with lots of good advice and observations from hiring managers.  You would do well to heed some of what is in […]

Four Cover Letter Flubs to Avoid

By Caroline Levchuck, Resumes get a lot of attention during a job hunt. However, don’t forget to give your cover letter its due. After all, employers usually review a cover letter prior to looking at your resume. If your cover letter doesn’t pass muster, your resume won’t ever get any attention at all. Each time […]

Selling versus bragging on your Cover Letter

There’s a lot of advice out there on how to write that one cover letter – you  know – the one (not Neo) that will get you the coveted interview.  Just slap “cover letter” into your Google search box and you’ll get back hundreds of thousands of results.  Heck, do it on my little site […]