A cynic once said, “It's not what you know, it's who you know.” The last eight years of U.S. history (and the history of Hollywood since the beginning) has clearly shown the veracity of this statement. The good news is – you too can make this principle work for you in your job search! In fact, in … [Read more...] about Cover Letters – The Power of Dropping Names
A cover letter, in its most basic form, is a sales pitch. The product you are selling, of course, is yourself (or arguably, your services). Now, when anyone purchases any product or service, they want to know two things: (A) Will this product or service be useful, enjoyable or otherwise solve my … [Read more...] about Example First Paragraphs For Solicited & Unsolicited Cover Letters
“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This is especially true when it comes to the cover letter. It is common wisdom in the field of literature that if you haven't captured your reader within the first page, it's over; likewise, if a Hollywood producer isn't hooked into a … [Read more...] about Examples of Strong Openings You Can For Your Cover Letter
An effective, well-crafted cover letter is much like the academic essays you wrote in high school and/or college. There is a set number of paragraphs, each of which serves a specific purpose. The most important paragraph of the cover letter is naturally the first one; if the first paragraph does … [Read more...] about Sample Cover Letter Content – Best Intros 4You & Your Purpose
In an earlier article, we began discussing proper formatting for cover letters. At this point, we will start getting into the nuts and bolts of a well-crafted, effective cover letter. The Basics - Getting Off To a Good Start When Writing Cover Letters By now, you should be well familiar with the … [Read more...] about Cover Letters – Getting Off To a Good Start
Hiring managers do not want to read an applicant’s life story within a cover letter. At that point they will become overwhelmed with information and the resume may not even be reviewed. So, the bottom line with cover letters is to keep it short, get to the point, introduce yourself properly, point … [Read more...] about How Long Should Your Cover Letters Actually Be?
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Medical Sales professionals need strong cover letters to highlight their sales skills and medical knowledge. The cover letter example below will help you write a winning cover letter targeted at medical sales jobs. With a few minor adjustments, you can use this example to create a cover letter that … [Read more...] about Medical Sales Cover Letter Example