How to Write a Job-Winning Cover Letter

Written by Brett Krkosska

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4. Never mention work experience inrepparttar cover letter that isn't included on your resume. This no-no equals an automatic strike out.

5. Make sure it contains no typos or poor grammar. Have someone proof your letter before using it.

6. Know what you are applying for. Be specific. Knowrepparttar 129598 job title. Never say you'll take anything available. You are a professional. Staterepparttar 129599 job title you are wanting to be considered for inrepparttar 129600 first paragraph of your cover letter.

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8. Next, I want to know how a candidate will contribute to my company. This is paragraph number two. I want to know specifically how your set of skills and past experiences will directly impactrepparttar 129607 company. This isrepparttar 129608 "What can you do forrepparttar 129609 company?" section.

9. Never conclude a letter with a flippant "I hope you call me" type of ending. Always specify a date that you will follow-up withrepparttar 129610 company and how you will follow-up.

Applying these tips will help you to be a step ahead ofrepparttar 129611 pack. Recruiters routinely discard many applicants based solely on a poor written cover letter and resume. Since your goal is to get inrepparttar 129612 door for an interview, takingrepparttar 129613 time to create a winning cover letter is a tactic you can't afford to skip!

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"How To Ensure Your Article Is NOT Published"

Written by Azam Corry

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* Over-indulge On Your Resource Box

It's generally accepted that your resource box, or "Aboutrepparttar author" by-line should be no more than 6 lines in length. Many publishers will object to anything longer, and unless your article is particularly exceptional, they'll bin it.

* Don't Use The Standard Format

Most ezine editors expect your article to be in this format:

Plain text, hard wrapped at 60-65 characters per line.

It'srepparttar 129596 only way to guaranteerepparttar 129597 piece appears as intended. Anything else creates extra work forrepparttar 129598 editor, either reformatting, deleting HTML code, or fixing incorrectly printing characters. To save time, such articles are passed over.

* Send Your Article As An Attachment.

Attachments require opening, something that may be put off and forgotten about. Worse still,repparttar 129599 legitimate fear of virus infection means many people delete them on sight. Paste your article intorepparttar 129600 body ofrepparttar 129601 email, so editors can scan through it immediately.

* Send Multiple Copies

It's tiresome to have to delete 2 or 3 copies of your article each time you make a submission. And it tellsrepparttar 129602 recipient you don't value their time. A source of annoyance, your article will lose points in comparison to other articles of equal merit: The subconscious mind is a powerful thing!

Check your submission list for duplicate domains. Those from free email accounts are usually obvious, but if you're unsure, check. It takes less than a minute to paste a domain name into a browser and loadrepparttar 129603 site. How much money would you make if your article was published? Worth a minute?

* Say How Wonderful Your Article Is

All too often I receive article submissions that start something like this:

"Hi! Here's a great new article for your ezine that your subscribers will love!"

Few ezine editors will appreciate YOU telling them your work is great. Or that THEIR subscribers will love it, especially when it's obvious you don't even knowrepparttar 129604 editor's name, norrepparttar 129605 title of their ezine. This tactic might work on a new publisher, but will lead many ofrepparttar 129606 more seasoned to ignore you.


Most ofrepparttar 129607 articles an editor receives are passed over for one reason or another. The secret is to stackrepparttar 129608 odds in YOUR favor. Give editors what they want and you WILL be rewarded!

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