Category Archives: Cover Letter

Missing: Writing Skills

I am currently in the process of trying to backfill a position in my office that is open due to a promotion.  I dutifully posted the opportunity on the University career site, had the opportunity picked up by some agencies … Continue reading

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Windshield Resume Writing

Earlier this week, I received an email with a question about using industry specific terminology on a resume.  The author was concerned her resume used too many industry specific acronyms and phrases, and asked if this could be an issue … Continue reading

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To Whom It May Concern

I am helping interview candidates for a job opening and of the 6 applicants I have seen, only one has addressed a cover letter to a specific person.  Most have addressed their letters to “To Whom it May Concern:” or … Continue reading

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Cover Letter Thoughts from a Hiring Manager

These tidbits about cover letters were shared with me today by a hiring manager – they may not always be true, but the information is good food for thought.  His musings: He rarely reads the cover letter, but it is … Continue reading

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