Weekly Job Byte

Cover Letters – How I Determine If They’re Good or Bad
I’ve read a lot of cover letters throughout my career. When I was a fellowship program manager, I reviewed them in consideration for more than 60 open positions each year. So I saw it all—the good, the bad and the standout examples that I can still remember.

As a result, I’ve become the go-to friend when people need feedback on their job applications. Based on my own experience putting people in the “yes” (and “no”) pile, I’m able to give these cover letters a quick scan and immediately identify what’ll turn a hiring manager off. Read More.

Don’t Make These 8 Cover Letter Mistakes
Your cover letter shows employers how well you express yourself. It can also demonstrate that you are savvy in the ways of marketing yourself and selling your best qualifications. A good cover letter can entice the recipient to review your resume.

A bad cover letter, on the other hand, can nip your chances in the bud. Here are ten common mistakes that contribute to bad cover letters. To ensure that your cover letter is effective, avoid these missteps

1. Don’t skip the cover letter.
Sure, there are some employers that don’t place much importance on cover letters. Read More.

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