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July 25, 2008

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Jason Monastra

I talk about this frequently as well. People right resumes without the purpose in mind of what they are attempting to accomplish. When asking most candidates what they would like the resume to do for them, they respond with "get me a job" which is the farthest from the truth. I have been in this business 10 yrs and cannot remember the last person to receive an offer from a company simply by looking at a piece of paper. Your comments are very much in line and nice to see someone that understands the meaning. Thanks.

William Mitchell, CPRW

A well-written cover letter can in fact go a long way. I usually describe the cover letter as the more subjective "handshake" to the objectively written resume. It can "humanize" you more in the reader's eye because one is allowed to comment more on subjective "soft skills" than you are allowed to in the resume.

It is usually a good idea to hit on some of the high points of the resume as a "teaser" whenever you can. Also, don't forget to CLOSE TH DEAL. Ask for the interview at the end of the resume. Don't just assume the reader will do so. Be proactive!!!

bogs

Both cover letter and resume reflecting what kind of employee you are. It should be presented it in a professional manner for you to get the job you desire.

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Derek Rosenstrauch

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