The beauty of cover letters is that they enable customization to a much greater extent than a resume does. You can use cover letters to make emotional connections with hiring managers, to show fit with the employer’s culture and to reveal glimpses of yourself that portray you as an authentic human being.
Here are 10 ideas for using cover letters in ways you may not have thought of…
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…We have examined 2,000-plus work activities in every industry sector across the US economy. Here are eight findings from our research, highlighting the automation potential of each sector—providing some technical indicators as to which occupations are most and least likely to go to a machine…
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…A video résumé isn’t for everyone. For example, if you’re applying to jobs as a backend engineer or accountant, using a video résumé probably isn’t a good idea.
That said, video résumés are highly effective at highlighting certain skills and strengths that standard written résumés can’t fully convey.
For instance, a video résumé can be valuable if you’re applying to any job where the ability to perform is important—whether it be acting, giving presentations, or teaching. This especially applies to jobs in creative fields, as well as any position that requires you to leverage your interpersonal skills or speak publicly…You can read more at https://www.fastcompany.com/90421997/this-is-when-you-should-use-a-video-resume-and-how-to-do-it-well
…customizing your resume to each job you apply to is critical if you want to prove that you’re the right person for the job… You can read more at/continue reading https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/how-to-customize-your-resume/?utm_source=referral&utm_medium=FastCo
An interesting article from the US where Dan Schawbel gives his forecast for the top 10 workplace trends for the upcoming year. You can read his article at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/top-10-workplace-trends-2020-dan-schawbel/
More interviews are conducted by Skype or video conference, particularly in the early rounds. There are even some companies that send out questions in advance and ask candidates to video record their replies within a few days. Suddenly, you’re not just thinking about what you’re going to say. You’re also an IT person, scriptwriter, lighting and sound engineer, wardrobe consultant, and camera operator. Plus, you’re trying to make that all-important human connection through the inhuman means of technology.
You can read more at https:https://www.forbes.com/sites/garyburnison/2019/07/01/video-interviewing-lights-camera-but-no-connection/?utm=#24ceadab31c7
How do you get the low-down on culture before you even walk into your first interview? It’s not always super easy, but it sure is worth trying. Poor employee morale or a company vibe that flies in the face of your values can turn a seemingly great opportunity into a true dud in no time at all. And the last thing you want to do is leave a company you’re not happy at to start a job at anothercompany you’re not happy at. You can read more at https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-different-ways-to-get-the-real-scoop-on-a-companys-culture
‘if you plan ahead you can avoid making these common interview mistakes’...
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…LinkedIn is a social network that focuses on professional networking and career development.
You can use LinkedIn to display your resume, search for jobs, and enhance your professional reputation by posting updates and interacting with other people…
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…Your summary is the text box at the top of your LinkedIn profile, just below your photo. It’s open-ended space (2,000 characters max) where you give an overview of your professional life. …Your summary is the one place you define yourself in your own words, free of start dates and titles... Whether you use it to put career choices in context, highlight your biggest achievements, or show off your personality, the summary is your chance to put your best self out there. It strengthens your first impression in a way no other profile section can...
You can read this article athttps://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/linkedin-best-practices/2016/7-linkedin-profile-summaries-that-we-love-and-how-to-boost-your-own