Cover Letter

RESUME AND COVER LETTER – KEY DIFFERENCES

Aside from the format difference, these 2 documents are very different from each other, and jobseekers usually end up copying and pasting each other.  Here are a few key differences: 📜Cover letters describe what you hope to accomplish with your existing transferable skills, whereas, your resume, describes your years of experience and places you’ve been working. …

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SHARPEN YOUR RESUME, COVER LETTER AND LINKEDIN PROFILE ALIKE

Now that we have crossed STEP1 & 2 of identifying your target job & interviewing yourself to check your fitment as detailed in my last two posts. Let’s move on to STEP 3 is sharpening & targeting while editing your Career Communication Documents that include your Resume, Cover Letter, and LinkedIn Profile. Here is how …

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CONSIDER WRITING A BRIEF CONCISE RESUME

Generally, resumes are bulleted lists with dry & straightforward verbiage. It’s not an example of your writing or creative skills, so don’t try to impress recruiters with complex language or sophisticated terminology. It’s likely that these great aspects of your skills would take up valuable space on your resume but play only a small role …

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Badly drafted or no cover letters can get your job application rejected!

In my earlier career as an HR, I have witnessed job applications with just a resume attached in the email, no subject, no cover letter or with just a generic line please see attached or applying of a job etc. What happens when a recruiter reads it, it right-off looks offensive, shows lack of penchant …

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Reach out proactively with a well-drafted Cover Letter and Résumé!

Connecting with hiring decision makers directly is one of the best job search strategy I vouch for. It’s a tried and tested method to score the interview call, yet many job seekers find reaching out intimidating because they don’t know how to email a recruiter. Rather they feel applying for jobs online is stress-free, well, …

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Navigating the Brutal Job Market Strategically

In this tough job market, where you just can’t take anything for granted. You must be very strategic, realistic, and forward-thinking when it comes to your career. It’s a market where the supply is more than the demand and with so many people competing, it will be easy for companies to take advantage of the …

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Cover Letters – What, Why & Structure.

➡️WHAT – A cover letter is a one-page document that is part of your job application (along with your resume.) It details how your skillset aligns with the role, what you can bring to the company and why you want the position. ➡️WHY – A well-drafted cover letter will spark the reader’s interest and get them to …

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Are You Annoying Recruiters Away!

A client approached me that he simply is not getting a job and after coaxing a bit more I learnt that it is actually him who is shooing away recruiters unintentionally. So what annoys or displeases recruiters and scares them away: ❎ Applying more than once for the same job. ❎ Applying to jobs where …

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Marketing Your Résumé, The Right Way!

It’s one thing to own a strong & attractive Résumé, but it’s quite another to understand what to do with it, how to market it, and where to distribute it. Here are some hacks that have succeeded in the past: ?Dice & skim job postings to identify relevant keywords & be sure to use them …

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