What Other Experts Are Saying – Cover Letters, Resume Action Words & Strategy

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By Angela Loëb

This week’s Friday Feature, “What Other Experts Are Saying” addresses cover letters, resume action words & strategies for getting the hiring manager’s name.


Cover Letters Examined
http://employmentdigest.net/2011/04/cover-letters-examined/
(smart advice on how to lay out an effective cover letter)


20 Powerful Action Verbs to Kick Your Resume Up a Notch!
http://www.careerealism.com/20-powerful-action-verbs-kick-resume-notch/
(when you’re looking for the right dynamic words to make the impact you want on your resume, this article can help)


7 Ways to Get a Hiring Manager’s Name
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/139573/20110429/7-ways-to-get-a-hiring-manager-s-name.htm
(getting creative to get the names of those with the power to hire you)


Angela Loëb is an author, speaker and co-owner of Great Occupations. She and her partner, Jay Markunas, help people make successful career transitions through workshops, “pajama learning” webclasses, personalized consulting sessions, as well as through The Job Search Boot Camp Show. Find out more at www.greatoccupations.com.

One Response

  1. Angela and Jay,

    Wheatman’s article (http://tinyurl.com/3jwrfrf) presents good basics for finding your hiring manager’s name.

    An additional tactic is checking out the website of the local chapter of the relevant professional associations. You’ll find the names of officers, committee chairs, and key volunteers. These are the most active networkers. They may be the most likely to know the hiring manager in your targeted company.

    Of course, it’s easier to have them help you connect if you’re an association member. But that’s not essential.

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