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Resumés and Cover Letters Articles

The Headless Resume

Friday, February 20th, 2009

In my business, I naturally see a lot of resumes, written by amateurs and other professionals. Lately I've seen a rash of resumes that seem to have lost their minds. Is your resume "headless?" If your resume reads something like this, you may be missing a critical section. JOHN T. FRUGALBERRY (w…

Cover Letter Writing 101: Paper and Electronic Letters

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Create a personalized cover letter Why? Because Ed McMahon does. When I think of the average job seeker's approach to cover letters, I'm reminded of the Publishers' Clearinghouse Sweepstakes. You know, all those crazy coupons and stickers and NASA-level procedures on how to put it all together cor…

E-mailing Resumes: The Good, The Bad, The Unexpected

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

The following article is based on an e-mail I received from a "recently re-employed UNIX Guru" - we'll call him Louis, because, well, that's his name. Fresh from a relatively short period of unemployment, he still identifies with those still in job search mode - and nice guy that he is, he wanted to…