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    How to Handle Sticky Situations in Your Cover Letter

    How to Handle Sticky Situations in Your Cover Letter
    Are you wondering how to deal with a sticky work history issue? Whether you were laid off from your last position, took time off to raise children or are looking to change careers, the cover letter is the perfect place to address potential red flags. One caveat: Keep the explanation brief. Writing a cover letter is an exercise in selling yourself, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Death of the Credit History Check In Hiring

    Death of the Credit History Check In Hiring
    There’s a growing backlash against credit history background checks in the hiring process. At the head of the movement is Jacqueline Berrien, the chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. According to labor experts I’ve been talking to in the months since she got the top post at the government agency in April, she doesn’t much like credit checks and has ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +11
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    The Worst Cover Letter Mistakes

    1. Not Using Standard Business-Letter Format The student's cover letter looked more like a cut-and-paste email than a business letter. It had no recipient information, no return address and no date. The letter screamed unprofessional. Be sure your cover letter uses a standard business letter format. It should include the date, the recipient's mailing address and your address. Even if you're ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Top 9 Cover Letter Tips for IT Pros

    Top 9 Cover Letter Tips for IT Pros
    How much time do you spend on your cover letter? If the answer is “not much,” you could be missing out on quality interviews. Technology career experts say that a hastily written letter -- or worse -- no letter at all, could stall your job search. Follow these tips to write a winning letter. 1. Always Send a Letter The ease ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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    11 Writing Mistakes that Make You Look Dumb

    Even though you're in the IT field, you still need to know how to string a grammatically correct sentence together! These days, it seems like even college graduates aren't learning composition basics. Of course, not everyone is going to be the next Mark Twain. But it doesn't hurt to write well, even if you are in IT. Sure, some clients, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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