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Cover Letters: 3 Types And When To Use Each

Marie Raperto, The Hiring Hub Cover letters are very hard to write and many candidates craft one and use it over and over. Like resumes, cover letters should be personalized as much as possible and you must use the right format. These letters differ if you are prospecting, applying for a position or are networking. Here’s…

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E-Notes: The New Cover Letter

Marie Raperto, The Hiring Hub According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) the old-school cover letter has gone by the wayside and been replaced with e-notes.  These are letters that are less formal, more direct and sent via e-mail or through a company website. Learning how to execute e-notes will help to bring…

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Cover Letters: 5 Tips To Get Them Read

Marie Raperto, The Hiring Hub Cover letters can be harder to write than a resume.  Some hiring managers want them, some online sites won’t take them.  Just like resumes, everyone has their own likes and dislikes about them. If hiring managers scan a resume for 6 seconds, how long do they look at a cover…

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Cover Letters: 5 Tips For Writing A Terrific One

Writing a cover letter can be stressful.  You want to capture the reader’s attention but you don’t want to bore them or, worse, have a mistake in your copy.  Since your resume is attached, you want the reader to be so interested they open it.    There isn’t any magic involved, just common sense.  So relax and remember to follow these basic rules to get your cover letter read. 

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What’s In A Name? How To Name Your Resume And Cover Letter

Knowing how to name your resume and cover letter is extremely important.  It’s a digital world when it comes to job hunting.  It doesn’t matter if your are answering an ad online, emailing HR or a recruiter.  Sending your resume with a generic name can cause it to be overlooked or lost in the system. …

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Writing the Perfect Cover Letter: 8 Tips to Follow

Writing a perfect cover letter is extremely hard and time-consuming and it’s extremely important. It should tell your story and grab someone’s attention so they want to meet you. Yet it must be concise and to-the-point. The average hiring manager/recruiter will only spend about 5-6 seconds scanning your cover note before they make a decision to contact you. Can you tell your story in 5 seconds? While it’s not easy, it can be done. You just need to follow some simple rules:

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Cover Letters: 5 Tips to Maximize Readership

In the job search world today, getting noticed can be the hardest part. Recruiters and hiring managers are bombarded with resumes and only spend a few seconds scanning each one. What should you do to be noticed? Make sure your cover letter stands out and is easy to read.

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How To Make Your Video Cover Letter More Like A Movie Trailer

By Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D We are witnessing the death (or at least the ineffectiveness) of the traditional cover letter for job applicants. If you want to stand out in the crowd, hiring managers today prefer something a little more interesting and efficient. “Try a video cover letter,” says Chris Brown, vice president of human…

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OP-Ed: Etcetera Reporting At The New York Times: A 10 Day Analysis Of Its Slanted Coverage Of The Israeli-Palestinian War From May 13 To May 23

Arthur Solomon Few things in life are as certain as the New York Times reporting on Israeli-Palestinian conflicts. Its news stories feature the terrible suffering of Palestinians, usually accompanied by photos supporting the articles. Conversely, articles regarding the suffering of Israeli’s from decades of Palestinian attacks are few to almost none existent.  Its editorial slant…

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COVID-19’s Impact on Sustainability: 3 Trends in Media Coverage

Ellen Mallernee Barnes, Vice President of Content; Stephanie Clarke, Vice President; Lesley Sillaman, Senior Vice President; Linda Descano, Executive Vice President; Deanna Tomaselli, Account Supervisor; and Audrey Arbogast, Senior Account Executive at Red Havas Had this past April been an ordinary April, the news media would have likely done its usual flurry of Earth Month—and…

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The Four-Letter Word We Shouldn’t Forget 

J.D. “Jim” Fox “I don’t need anyone else to call me a whore,” she said.  “I get it.” That’s part of what New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman said in answer to my question about social media at a panel previewing Showtime’s documentary, “The Fourth Estate.” Haberman’s words were in the back of my head…

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Delivering Results: How FedEx Used Data to Discover New Business

PRSA The Barcelona Principles assert that determining tangible business results for public relations is our top measurement objective. Executives want to know the impact on the bottom line, not how many clips you counted. The FedEx case study presented at the PRSA/AMEC Measurement Symposium is a great example of how to  measure the way communications affects business results,…

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Gould+Partners Launching Email Newsletter, Gould+Partners Inside Edge

A Commpro News Update Today Gould+Partners announced the launch of Gould+Partners Inside Edge…Business Strategy for PR, Media & Creative Service Agencies.  Inside Edge is an email newsletter that caters to both creative service agency owners and senior executives. Debuting July 19 Inside Edge will focus on agency management, M&A issues and best practices, profitability, valuations,…

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Liar, Liar: 10 Reasons Not to Lie On Your Resume

    Marie Raperto, The Hiring Hub Lies on resumes. You’ve seem them, you’ve heard about it being done and, maybe, you’ve done it.  One thing is for sure:  You will get caught.    Stretching the truth is a lie and it can come back to haunt you. So why do it? First, you could get…

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To the Class of 2020, Now What? 

Hannah Lindsey, Wisconsin-Madison ‘20  Today, I woke up to three alerts on my phone: “unemployment rate falls to 13 percent” from the Washington Post, a video of a 75 year-old protester being pushed to the ground by police from Twitter, and a Snapchat from my best friend.  To myself and other members of the Class…

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Job Sourcing Emails: 5 Steps To Get Them Read

Marie Raperto, The Hiring Hub Job sourcing emails are a great way to uncover jobs never posted online.  It takes work to find opportunities this way but it could be well-worth the effort.  If your email is concise and professional, you might get the attention of the right person.  It’s all about crafting the right…

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