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5 Easy Tips to Make Your Cover Letter Stand Out

5 Easy Tips to Make Your Cover Letter Stand OutIt’s the job of the cover letter to make the person want to read the resume. That’s it. The letter doesn’t get you the interview — that’s the resume’s job. But if your cover letter isn’t persuasive in a different way, your brilliantly crafted resume will never make it to the first pass.

So what makes a great cover letter? Here are 5 easy tips to make your cover letter stand out.

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5 Tips to Ensuring Your Resume Produces Top Results

Getting results from your resumeA professionally written resume is an important component to any job search. The overall effectiveness of the document however depends on certain variables; such as how/how often the resume is used, the types of marketing/submission strategies, and the continued relevance of the resume’s content. Concentrating on these important aspects (and others) ensures the resume will produce the all-important interviews that we strive for.

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It’s About Time Everyone Updated Their Resume

Gallery of Best ResumesINDIANAPOLIS—Next month, individuals throughout the world will be encouraged to bring their resume up-to-date as part of “International Update Your Resume Month,” an annual campaign led exclusively by Career Directors International (CDI).

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Job Candidates Need to Determine If There is a Fit

Harris AlliedNEW YORK, NY – August 23, 2011 – Talent acquisition and retention is a hot topic these days. Every company is looking for the same thing -- great, talented people. So why is it that when so much time and money is spent on the hiring process that retention seems to take a back seat?

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10 Target Tips for Letting your Dream Job Find You

Kim HarmanWhat if instead of trying to find your dream job, it found you? We all long for that career we've always desired and often wonder how to possibly start on our way to getting to it. Kim Harman offers some Zen-type advice on creating a positive and inviting attitude. This will help to leave you flexibile and open to new possibilities, and eventually let your dream job fall into your lap.

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