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A "Thanks for Rejecting Me" Letter - Are You Kidding Me?
Sun, Oct 6 2013 02:27 | Resume and Marketing Tools
Didn't get the job? Came in second choice? What do you do? Write a thank you to the employer who rejected you."Are you kidding me?" you ask. "Why would I write a letter to an employer who just rejected me?" Because you might just end up with the job anyway - that's why! Over the years of coaching job seekers, I have had this exact
TIPS for Writing Meaningful Thank You Letters
Wed, Oct 2 2013 03:19 | Resume and Marketing Tools
Thanks for the interview. Thanks for the great tip on who's hiring! Thank you for the helpful article. Thank you for taking the time to meet with me.Thanks for the referral. Thank you for the useful information. Thank you for inviting me to attend the _____ Association meeting as your guest.Make a
Template for a Thank You Letter Following an Interview
Sun, Sep 29 2013 10:51 | Resume and Marketing Tools
Thanks for the interview!Follow-up every interview with a thank you letter. Send thank you's following initial phone screens, first-level phone interviews, video interviews, and in-person interviews. No exceptions! Your thank you letter is not a dissertation. What it is is one last opportunity to state -- and sell -- your capabilities and
Conduct Every Conversation as if You're Interviewing
Tue, Sep 24 2013 04:33 | Networking and Interviewing
Treat every conversation like it's an interview!Question: When does interviewing begin? Answer: Any time you open your mouth and begin talking -- if you are looking for a job!Many job seekers believe they are only interviewing when they are sitting across from a hiring manager or HR recruiters. Not true.When you are looking for a job, any time you talk
Rev Up Your Search . . . . . to Find a Job this Fall
Sun, Sep 22 2013 01:01 | Planning and Strategy
Have you been on the market for a while, searching for a position since summer, spring, or since 2013 began? Even before that?Fall is here. It's a good time to . . . . . Rev up your search!Fall . . . . Following the passing of Labor Day, job seekers get serious about finding a new job before the year is over. . . . . . Why?Because, companies and organizations also get serious
Has Your Job Search Gone Nowhere? 6 Steps to Re-Focus and Get Back on Track
Mon, Sep 9 2013 04:05 | Planning and Strategy
Has your job search gone nowhere? Submitting lots of applications, sent lots of resumes, but no interviews? Feeling discouraged and beaten up by a non-productive search? Confused and bewildered about what to do now?
Thank You Letters - Why Send Them and to Whom?
Thu, Sep 5 2013 09:34 | Resume and Marketing Tools
Thank You Letters – Send thank you letters to everyone who assists you in your search. I repeat . . . . EVERYONE! Thank you letters should ALWAYS be sent following any helpful interaction, including interviews. Use a formal format, if you are sending a typed standard letter, or a less formal format for an e-mail or a hand-written note-card.Your
You Know More than 9 People! . . . or, Your Network is Wider than You Think
Wed, Sep 4 2013 02:31 | Networking and Interviewing
Your network is wider than you think. You know more than 9 people!When I sit down to begin work with a new client, one of the things we always discuss right up front is networking. This critical skill is at the core of finding new positions, since the majority of jobs come through networking. I ask clients to create a networking plan, which begins with them identifying
Template for a Cover Letter - Alternative Format
Wed, Sep 4 2013 02:25 | Resume and Marketing Tools
Below is a template showing how to write a cover letter in 8 steps. This format shows an alternative to the traditional paragraph style for a cover letter. It uses a 2-column style of presenting qualifications in Step 5. This alternative style cover letter is preferred by some recruiters and human resource professionals because it makes their job easier! It makes is very
Template for a Cover Letter - Traditional Format
Tue, Sep 3 2013 03:21 | Resume and Marketing Tools
Below is a template showing how to write a cover letter in 8 steps. A cover letter is a formal letter and should be written as such, with attention to correct format, spelling, and grammar.The template illustrates the 8 Steps that are described in my article: "How to Write a Cover Letter - 8 Steps to Writing an Effective Letter that Moves the Action Forward."**Just follow the steps and