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How to Approach a ‘Cover Letter Optional’ Job Listing

Have you ever been invited to a friend's birthday party and been told you shouldn't feel pressure to bring a gift?...

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5 Words Never to Use in a Cover Letter

If you're a copy editing nerd like I am, you'll be very pleased to know that there's a really interesting NPR Fresh Air...

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8 Tips for Writing a Commanding Cover Letter Opening

Some would argue that it's easier to write a novel than it is to craft an effective cover letter opening....

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This Cover Letter Trick Will Make Recruiters Read to the End

When you get the chance to submit a cover letter for the perfect job opportunity, you want your letter to stand out....

Selling Yourself in Your Cover Letter

Your cover letter has two important roles: (1) it's a marketing document designed to sell a product (you), and (2): it's a...

6 Things Never to Put on a Resume

Some things are inappropriate for a resume, or simply better not to include....

6 Tips for Writing Better Cover Letters

Once you have the cover letter basics down—you generally know what to include in a cover letter, what not to include, how...

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