#1 Difference between Cover Letters and Resumes
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What are some of the main things people need to prepare in order to apply for a job?
How can people improve their job application skills?
Do cover letters and resumes really make a difference on who gets hired? What do you think?
If you were an employer, what kinds of things would you look for in a cover letter or resume?
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If you’ve looked for a job in the last five years, then you’ve likely spent time updating your resume and creating cover letters to go with it. And, unless you’re a professional resume writer, you probably didn’t enjoy it very much. You might have even chosen to outsource the task by having someone else make you look good on paper. Regardless of how you got it done, here’s the most important predictor of success with respect to the design of these vital job search tools.
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Source: LinkedIn Pulse
Author: J.T. O’Donnell
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What did you learn from the article?
What is the difference between cover letter and resumes?
How do you tell if your resume is good?
How do you tell if your cover letter is good?
How can you save time, money and headaches on your job search?
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Share your resume or cover letter with your tutor.
Ask him or her for advice on how to improve it.
Pretend you are in a job interview discussing your resume.
What items do you think the employer will respond to most?
Have a “mock interview” with your partner based on your cover letter or resume.
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