Written by Which one of these 5 common mistakes are you making right now?

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Here are two examples:

* So you're just a lawyer? Does that mean you have knowledge and insights into areas that will save me in legal complications later on and that you and your negotiation skills can actually prevent me from having to take people to court which will cost me thousands whether I win or lose?

* So you're just a helpdesk operator? Does that mean you can create information packs and training materials for me to make my productsrepparttar easiest to use and understand onrepparttar 145272 market, and add even more value to each sale? Or that you can take overrepparttar 145273 technical training for any of your staff who are frightened of computers, thereby boostingrepparttar 145274 productivity, profits and satisfaction levels of my staff?

Mistake #3

Long-winded resumes. The faster you get your message acrossrepparttar 145275 more they will like you. About two minutes isrepparttar 145276 maximum they spend reading an application - UNLESS you interest them. Learnrepparttar 145277 secrets of good copywriting and your application and resume will be as compelling as a John Grisham page-turner.

Mistake #4

Employers always see applications that only talk aboutrepparttar 145278 APPLICANT and their skills, not how they will be of benefit torepparttar 145279 company. Your application needs to talkrepparttar 145280 employer's language. Ifrepparttar 145281 application simply talks about YOU, you've got it wrong.

The way to make sure you've got it RIGHT is to userepparttar 145282 words "you" and "your" in your application more thanrepparttar 145283 words "I" and "my". How much more? Five times more. (Hint: People like reading about themselves � so give your employer what he/she wants!)

Mistake #5

Employers are sick of applicants that have little knowledge ofrepparttar 145284 company they're applying to. The more you know about a company,repparttar 145285 easier it is to getrepparttar 145286 job. In fact,repparttar 145287 more you know aboutrepparttar 145288 company,repparttar 145289 more you sound like someone who is there to help, rather than someone who's simply looking for a job.

I am a marketing junkie with a family involvement in the award-winning Spirit House Restaurant. I'm also a paraglider pilot to which people suggest I have a death wish but to me it's more of a life wish.

How To Write The Perfect Cover Letter: Be Brief--And Be Gone!

Written by Jimmy Sweeney

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3. Use bullets and numbered lists when appropriate. This allows for easy scanning. 4. Startrepparttar first sentence of each paragraph with bold-faced type to draw inrepparttar 145015 reader. 5. Create paragraphs with three to four well-written sentences each. Convey your passion and enthusiasm to be interviewed forrepparttar 145016 position being offered. 6. Print outrepparttar 145017 completed letter and scan it for that 'easy onrepparttar 145018 eyes' appearance. Remember, less is more. 7. Clearly and directly ask forrepparttar 145019 opportunity to be interviewed!

There you have it! SEVEN SECRETS that will land you more job interviews and hopefullyrepparttar 145020 job you've been searching for.

How short and sweet it is!

Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the new, "Amazing Cover Letter Creator." Jimmy has written several career-related books and his unique articles are always a job-seeker favorite. Who else wants their phone ringing off the hook with more quality job interviews? Visit Jimmy on the web right now at for your 'instant' cover letter today.

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