Will You Read My Cover Letter?
The email message came with the draft cover letter attached. The HERS alumna sending the request asked if I’d also like to have her latest CV. Yes, I replied — and send the leadership profile you used in drafting this. That would give me the second key document from which a cover letter needs to be created, and with which any draft needs to be compared.
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When and How to Follow Up During a Job Search
What’s the golden rule when it comes to following up? There’s not one answer to this question, but there are different approaches and guidelines you should observe. If you’re not sure how soon to follow up with a professional contact after a first meeting or when to call or write a recruiter to check the status of your application.
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Link up to jump-start your job search
A few years ago, I suggested to an editor that it would be useful for me to write about the effect that LinkedIn has had on the job market. “If you’re going to write about online websites and networking, spread it around and don’t focus all your efforts on one commercial entity,” the editor responded. “We’ll look like we’re in business with them.”
That piece never got written. That’s because, as it turns out, there was no other website to compare it with. LinkedIn was unique then, and it still is today. So, despite the fact that some criticize the LinkedIn monopoly, a strong presence on LinkedIn is a career must-have. To put it simply, if you don’t have a fully fleshed-out LinkedIn profile, you’re behind your job market competition.
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