If you had one quick way to double or triple the impact of your resume, you probably wouldn’t hesitate to make that simple move. By the same token, if you were making an easy mistake over and over again, one that kept your resume from getting positive attention, you’d probably make a change as soon as you identified the problem.
These quick cover letter edits take only about five second each, but they can make a big difference in the way your message is received by potential employers. Before you finalize your letter and click send, review each of these moves and see if they can give your credentials a little extra boost.
This week, Free Resume Builder reached out to our network of professional HR managers to ask a question we commonly hear from visitors: How long should candidates wait for a response to a resume submission? Here’s what they told us.
Without question, the most important part of your cover letter will be the very first paragraph. First impressions mean everything during the job search. But last impressions are also critical, and the final tone you leave with your readers as you sign off will be essential to the success of your message. Here are a few tips that can help you leave the right feeling in your reviewer’s mind as she walks away from your letter after the first read.
The hospitality field is wide open, exciting, and full of opportunity. And according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it’s also stable. Hiring in this field is expected to grow steadily at least until 2020, so if you’re looking for an entry level or midcareer position in the hotel business, here are a few cover letter tips that can help you get your foot in the door.
Some job seekers wonder if the arrival of the holiday season will draw more attention to their resumes, or less. During this busy time of year, are job applications in high demand, or are they likely to sit unread on a manager’s desk, gathering dust until January? Or worse, fall through the cracks altogether? This week, Free Resume Builder sent this question to some of the hiring managers on our contacts list. Here’s how they answered.
If you’ve been on the job market for more than six months and you haven’t received an acceptable offer despite countless resume and cover letter submissions, you’re entering the ranks of a distinguished group known (by economists and policy makers) as “long term” job seekers, or the long term unemployed. There’s no reason to panic as you cross this threshold; after all, you’re already doing everything you can to find work, so more wheel spinning and anxiety won’t improve your situation (or your mental health). But there are a few cover letter moves you may consider making at this point that might help to drive your search forward.
Job seekers often wonder why specific recruiters reach out to them with various opportunities. Are these opportunities carefully tailored to a given job seeker’s skill sets? Or is a given message just part of a mass mailing? How do recruiters identify and target specific job seekers for these positions? Free Resume Builder sent these questions to some of the recruiters in our network, and here’s how they responded.
Here at Free Resume Builder, we receive different versions of the same question almost every day: “Why aren’t hiring mangers contacting me? And when they do reach out to learn more about me, why do they choose not to hire me?” We passed this question onto some of the hiring managers in our network, and here’s how they responded.
Retail is an exciting field with fairly significant growth potential for those who are interested in climbing to the management level. But as promising as this field can be, it’s also fairly competitive, so in order to get you in the door, your cover letter will need an extra edge. Try these tips.