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We’ve all been there, wanting to impress our cute blind date -- feeling great in the moments when the conversation flows – and not so much in the moments when it stalls out.

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Writing an Effective Cover Letter

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The Key to a Great Cover Letter: Deconstructing the Job Description

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Put Your Cover Letter at the Top of the Stack

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If you had thirty seconds to WOW! your future employer, what would you say? Your cover letter will probably be the first thing a potential employer will see, so make sure it stands out.                                                                                      

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Marcia Tells it Like it Is: Cover Letter Info You Oughta Know

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Branding Yourself

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You have the skills, the experience, and you know you can ace that interview. Now how do you get noticed so that you will be invited to an interview?

 

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Top 10 Reasons I Won't Hire You

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Cover Letters: The Beginning Is All or Nothing

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Has someone ever told you that your cover letter needs to have an “eye-catching” and interesting beginning? Well, this is no myth.  Recently, my sister who works in Human Resources has told me horror stories about the cover letters that she is subjected to reading.

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