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Credible Cover Letters

When a hiring manager starts to read your cover letter and resume, you have no credibility. The reader doesn’t know you. They don’t know if they can trust you or if you are prone to exaggeration and lying. This lack of credibility is highlighted when a

Don’t Highlight Your Age

I worked with a job seeker interested in returning to the workforce after several years of retirement. Like many people today, the combination of falling housing values and a large drop in the stock market have reduced the retirement savings well below what was expected. To maintain

A Cover Letter Without Complete Sentences

I read a cover letter today that didn't have a single complete sentence. Each sentence was written without a subject and many didn't have a verb. The letter was nothing more than a collection of phrases and buzzwords. I've included most of the cover letter below, with