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Cover Letters

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 ...

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 | Books

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 | Books
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 06.28.2014 | 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 | Books

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 | MarloThomas

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

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 | Books

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.