Cover Letters - Are you telling them what they want to know?

Written by Amit Pujar

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If you're mentioning your reference inrepparttar first paragraph, you can continue on to include why you applied for that position. A good way of connectingrepparttar 129648 reference to your application is "my skills and your requirement are a good match." Put that in your own words.

Inrepparttar 129649 next paragraph, you justify your statement about why you think that your skills andrepparttar 129650 skills required forrepparttar 129651 position are a good match. Make a single line reference to a particular achievement in your current (or previous) job that is along similar lines so thatrepparttar 129652 employer will know exactly what he's looking for. A good example would be "Set up a fully operational network of franchisees in Southern France for retailing ABC Coffee".

Avoid mentioning skills you don't have or projects you have never worked on. Because sooner or later, you're going to face it; whenrepparttar 129653 interviewer looks into your cover letter (or resume) and says "OK, Mr. Stephens, can you give me an instance of how you can use XML to port data from a backend system into a Middleware application"? And that's when you mind starts racing, "XML?? Middleware?? Port..?? Is that my resume he's got..???". God bless you if it's not your resume.

If there are more achievements you want to include, write them down in bulleted points. It's easier forrepparttar 129654 employer to read, comprehend and get a good picture of your capabilities. Do not reproduce your entire resume here. 2 or 3 such points will do perfectly fine. Of course do not include irrelevant achievements like "Won a Silver Medal in 200 x 4 Men's Relay Race conducted by Louisville Young Adults Club in 1991". Not unless you're applying forrepparttar 129655 post of a Physical Trainer or Coach.

You have made your point here. You know why you're applying. And recruiters like that. You know your responsibilities,repparttar 129656 risks involved andrepparttar 129657 tasks you'll be handling. You're justrepparttar 129658 person they're looking for. At least, you're one ofrepparttar 129659 persons they'd like to talk to before handing overrepparttar 129660 employment contract.

An ending note can make quite an impression. Tell them your resume is attached and that you're "looking forward to explore this opportunity further". Include an address and telephone number for them to contact you. Sign off with a "Yours Truly" or "Best Regards" and put your complete name under it.

Get into form and write out your winning cover letter.

Amit Pujar is a copywriter/technical writer currently heading the content department of an online publication. Amit writes on a variety of subjects and is currently working on his first non-fiction. He can be reached at

Top 7 Ways to Select a Book Topic That Sells

Written by Judy Cullins

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Aren't there any other matters to consider in deciding whether to incorporate or not?

Higher administration costs to comply with company law, payroll and bookkeeping is one factor. Another issue is pension planning. Extracting profits out ofrepparttar company as dividends rather than salary means that there will be no "net relevant earnings" and therefore pension contributions can't be made. Butrepparttar 129646 advent of stakeholder pension plans has meant that contributions up to œ3,600 per year can be made withoutrepparttar 129647 need for any earnings. If a person does not wish to transfer funds in existing plans into stakeholder because of high charges, there is a way out:repparttar 129648 best net relevant earnings (i.e. salary) in five consecutive years can be used for making contributions forrepparttar 129649 next five years, even if there were no salaries inrepparttar 129650 remainder four years. It is comforting to know that entitlement to basic state pension is not affected by taking a salary fromrepparttar 129651 company atrepparttar 129652 level of a person's personal allowances i.e. œ4,615.

Furthermore, an individual may decide not to bother with pension plans and instead invest in ISA. Often, these can be more efficient than pensions but that's besiderepparttar 129653 scope of this article. If that option is taken, no salary is necessary.

Another factor is business motoring. It might be tax advantageous for an unincorporated business that owns many cars not to incorporate because if these cars have some private use there will be benefits in kind taxed onrepparttar 129654 users. These are generally higher thanrepparttar 129655 straight apportionment between private and business for all car running costs inrepparttar 129656 case of sole traders.

The conclusion is that there can be considerable tax savings waitingrepparttar 129657 sole trader who decides to go downrepparttar 129658 road to incorporation. But, one needs to proceed with caution and careful planning. And don't forgetrepparttar 129659 biggest advantage of incorporation, which is Protection from Personal Liability. Incorporating is one ofrepparttar 129660 best ways to protect a business owner from personal liability. Shareholders of a company are generally not liable forrepparttar 129661 obligations ofrepparttar 129662 company. Creditors of a company may seek payment from its assets, but notrepparttar 129663 assets ofrepparttar 129664 shareholders. This means that business owners may engage in business without risking their homes or other personal property.

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