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Cover Letters

The Mini Skirt Method to Getting Your Resume Read

Krista Parkinson | Posted 08.23.2016 | College
Krista Parkinson

Your cover letter should be like a mini skirt: long enough to cover the important parts, but short enough to be interesting! Here are 5 tips to writin...

Mastering the Online Application

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

The idea that your resume and cover letter are getting sent into cyberspace can be intimidating, but keep in mind you can always follow up on an online application. Here are a few tips and tricks that can help you master the online application.

Cover Letter Etiquette: Does 'Dear Sirs' Cut It?

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 01.11.2015 | Women
Rebecca Grainger

If you are going to send a cover letter then you must (try to) find out the name and address the letter accordingly. In a competitive market it is the small things that can separate you from your competition, and correctly addressing your cover letter could be that defining factor.

Secrets for Creating a Knock-out Cover Letter

Michael Feeley | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Michael Feeley

Cover letters have value. Some people want them, others could care less. But be ready to write one. A cover letter covers why you're right for a jo...

How to Write a Successful Resume and Win the Interview

Michael Feeley | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Michael Feeley

Change the drudgery mindset immediately and have some fun -- simply tell the truth about who you are. List the rich facts about your original, talented self.

How To Get Your Writing Noticed

| Posted 05.14.2014 | Home

By Writer's Relief Staff: We know that many of you are writers with lots of experience. You already know all the ins and outs of how to write and h...

Why Hire Jennifer? Is a Great Gift for Grads (And for You, Too)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 07.14.2014 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

Why did Richard Lewis write this book? A few years ago, he read cover letters and résumés from job candidates. And was stunned: "They didn't just all look the same, they sounded the same." He knew that couldn't work. You want a job, you must be interesting. Not fake interesting.

13 Telltale Signs That You Didn't Get the Job

John Egan | Posted 11.22.2016 | Business
John Egan

Was there anything along the way that could have tipped you off that you'd be rejected by a prospective employer? Oh, yes. Experts offer these 13 telltale signs that you won't -- or didn't -- get the job.

How One Man Discovered Gender Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.15.2013 | Women

Kim O'Grady had a lot of trouble finding a job until he made one small change to his resume -- adding "Mr." in front of his name. In a Tumblr post...

WRITERS: How To Use A Pen Name In Your Query Letter

| Posted 06.12.2013 | Home

By Writer's Relief staff: There are a lot of reasons for a writer to have a pen name—from a difficult-to-pronounce (and therefore difficult-to-r...

LOOK: You Won't Believe What This Cover Letter Says

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

One student just tried something revolutionary when it comes to applying for a job: being honest. An undergraduate finance student recently wrote a...

The Length Of Cover Letters, From Tory Johnson (WATCH)

Posted 09.06.2013 | Home

How long should a cover letter be? Career expert Tory Johnson, CEO of Women for Hire, explains how to successfully write a cover letter. See more cli...

Tips for 20-something Job Seekers

Christine Hassler | Posted 12.17.2011 | Business
Christine Hassler

Today's 20-somethings need to think beyond just their resume for ways to stand out to potential employers and compete in this challenging job market.

PICTURE: Best Cover Letter Ever?

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 11.29.2011 | Comedy

UPDATE: We've located Roanald's Twitter account! Let's face facts: The job market isn't what it used to be. And with so many people in the applica...

Writer Wednesday: 6 Ways To Turn Acceptances Into Rejections (PHOTOS)

Writer's Relief | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

From Writer's Relief: After years and years of watching our client list receive hundreds of acceptances per cycle, the staff of Writer's Relief fin...

Job-Seeker, Assess Not Thyself

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

When we tell a story about having slain the dragon the hiring manager is facing, we're instantly credible, giving the hiring manager the authority to assess our credibility via the story we provide.