Category Archives: Covering letters

HOW OUR CAREERS CAN ALL BENEFIT FROM COPYING THE...

Posted On 30th April 2014

Easily the single biggest mistake most people make when applying for jobs is failing to really consider what a recruiter wants to see. It’s a lot easier, and far, far more natural, just to depict yourself as you wish to be seen. After all, you know what you’ve done in your career, right? That is […]

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USE A KNIFE: LESSONS FOR MANAGERS FROM THE WAR IN...

Posted On 18th December 2013

Ever heard of a man called John Paul Vann? Thought not. He’s not your average management guru. But this isn’t your average outplacement, CV writing, LinkedIn profile building and interview coaching blog either. So give me two minutes and you’ll learn something new. John Paul Vann was the closest thing to Lawrence of Arabia the […]

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BULLSEYE! HOW TO GUARANTEE YOUR CV WILL BE READ.

Posted On 11th December 2013

Why write if no want wants to read what you write? It is the first question anyone writing anything can and should ask. Believe me, when I write these blog posts I have my audience very much in mind. That doesn’t mean there is nothing of me in them, there is a lot.  But I […]

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ARE YOU COVERED? FREE WEBINAR: ANSWERING THE...

Posted On 21st October 2013

Do cover letters matter? In short, YES.  Why? Because recruiters and hiring managers read them. They can also be the most confusing part of the application process.  What information should be included?  How are they different from CVs? Don’t the phrases “I am excited to apply for …” and “I am an excellent fit for […]

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THE PUSH FOR PERSONAL: PART 3

Posted On 6th October 2013

This is the third in a series of blogs advocating for what I have labeled “personalised career marketing”.  While the end is most certainly the same as it has ever been – figuring out the best way to get a job – this series seeks to reconsider the means to that end.  Specifically, to rethink […]

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