• Crafting an Awesome Cover Letter
    Craft a cover letter that will land you your dream job with these tips.
  • What Does "Cover Letter Optional" Really Mean?
    There is some debate in the business community about whether cover letters are even necessary anymore. But instead of eliminating them entirely, what you’ll probably find is that more and more companies simply make them “optional.” But…what exactly does that even mean? Before you bang your head a...
  • 5 Ways to Shorten Your Cover Letter
    There are some basic mistakes to avoid when writing a cover letter, and making it too long is perhaps the most important one. But how do you keep it concise when you have a long and complex work history? Read on for some tips to keep your cover letter short and sweet.
  • How to Make Sure Your Cover Letter is a Success
    To make your cover letter work for you, not against you, you will need to be savvy. A quick scan reveals whether applicants are serious about a position or simply blasting out their resume. Read on to learn more!
  • 3 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid  On Your Cover Letter
    The most common mistake on cover letters, by far, is the classic typo. The last thing you should do before you turn in your application is get another set of eyes check what you’ve already proofed. However, there are a few more rookie mistakes that will often disqualify you from the very start. R...
  • Four Ways Your Cover Letter Should Differ from Your Resume
    Everyone knows cover letters and resumes aren’t the same thing—but exactly how are they different? Formatting is the most obvious and visually recognizable difference: cover letters are generally written in full paragraphs, while resumes feature specific job-related facts in bullet-point style. B...
  • Stop Sending the Same Cover Letter—Here’s how to Personalize to Make an Impression
    Writing a new cover letter from scratch for every job application is a time-consuming task. Want to personalize your cover letter to make an impression while simultaneously saving your schedule? Here’s how.
  • Are Cover Letters Still Relevant?
    A well-crafted cover letter is a golden opportunity to begin marketing yourself to the company. A cover letter also lets you introduce yourself on a more personal level, and that approach can make a difference.
  • Recruiters Distinguish Between Good And Bad Cover Letters Within Minutes. Here's How.
    You can't judge a book by its cover—but you can judge a job applicant by a cover letter, according to recruiters. One quick glance at a cover letter, and a recruiter has formed a strong impression of you as a job candidate. If your cover letter is good, you'll get another look; if it's not, well,...
  • The Etiquette Of Writing And Receiving Recommendation Letters
    At some point in your career, you'll either need a recommendation letter, or you'll be asked to write one. Probably both. The letter might be part of a grad school application, required for a continuing education scholarship or even part of a job application. Whether you're doing the asking or th...
  • How to Gracefully Explain That Resume Gap
    A glaring gap on your resume doesn’t need to spell disaster. Here are a few options, both for the resume and interview phases, which can help you confidently navigate intermittent employment.
  • How to Stay Organized During Your Job Search
    Job hunting, especially during a recession, is a numbers game. This means you'll need to track multiple opportunities. Try these time-tested tips for staying organized during your job search.
  • 6 Ways to Catch a Recruiter’s Eye
    Whether you are looking to start your career or just flirting with the idea of finding a new job, figuring out how to catch a recruiter’s eye can be tricky. Read on to learn more!
  • 5-Minute Checklist Before You Hit Send On Your Resume
    When you respond to a job posting, you can be almost certain your resume will be one of dozens received by the hiring manager. Before you hit "apply," follow this quick five-minute checklist to give your resume the best chance of success.
  • How to Land a Job by Networking
    At times, searching for a job can seem harder than peaking Everest. Writing an exceptionally articulate cover letter, polishing your resume so that it demonstrates that you are the most outstanding employee in existence, and hoping when you click “submit” your resume actually reaches a human bein...
  • 6 Tips for Looking for a Remote Job
    If you'd like your next career opportunity to be a remote job, you're not alone: These six tips can make your hunt for a remote job more successful.
  • Looking for Seasonal Work? How to Land a Job for the Holidays.
    For many industries, the holiday season is the busiest, most important time of the year, so employers seek temp staff to see them through. It’s an excellent opportunity to bolster your resume and try something new or earn some extra cash. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for the seasonal j...
  • Things to Do before Starting Your Job Search
    You have decided to join millions of others in the Great Resignation, but now what? Before you search for a new job, first take time to consider some things that will help set you up for success.
  • How to Work with Finance Recruiters
    Finance recruiters have one primary goal: to find the best match between organizations and potential employees. This handy guide will give the rundown on how to work with finance recruiters successfully.
  • Make a Match: Do You Have These 5 Writing Skills Hiring Managers Struggle to Find?
    The ability to communicate through writing is an important talent that hiring managers consistently struggle to find. Check out these five writing skills to see if you have what they’re looking for.