A Killer Secret To Get Your Cover Letter Read

Written by Jimmy Sweeney

You're still readingĖso I know my title grabbed your attention.

Why? Because it 'packed a punch.' You have three seconds to nab your reader in any written communication. Do it with a smashing title or headline! This secret technique, when used properly, practically guarantees that he or she will stay with you tillrepparttar last line of your cover letter, article, or report.

How does this little secret apply to a resume cover letter? I'm glad you asked! Put it atrepparttar 137563 top of your next job-search cover letter and you'll attractrepparttar 137564 employer's undivided attention. Without this powerful little gem, however, you risk being a victim ofrepparttar 137565 'scan and trash' syndrome.

Why do I userepparttar 137566 phrase, "Killer Secret?" To make my point. It's an attention-grabber! I got your attention and curiosity. You can lassorepparttar 137567 same things from your reader.

When it comes to cover letters, however,repparttar 137568 use of a headline is hardly a theory. It's a FACT that everyone is attracted to books and articles and letters that have a title that sizzles like a burger on a grill!

People today pick up a magazine, newspaper or advertisement, scan first and read later. You can stop that process cold. A strong headline that 'jumps' offrepparttar 137569 page of your cover letter will keep them reading your writing. And if you're trying to land a job interview, what could be more important than rivetingrepparttar 137570 person to your every word?

Imaginerepparttar 137571 results you'll experience in your job search when your cover letter opens with an attention-grabbing headline that is so unique and so compelling thatrepparttar 137572 hiring manager cannot put it down? He or she will actually be excited to meet you, to discussrepparttar 137573 job, and to hand it over to you! Potential employees that show creativity and color in their communication are a boon to any company.

Do You Ever Give Up Coaching Employees?

Written by CMOE Development Team

In principle, we donít want to give up coaching employees. We want to believe that we can eventually make a difference. Sometimes itís our own ego that drives our persistence and determination.

In reality, if we have followedrepparttar coaching process, we have honored our stewardship as a coach. This is especially true if we have followedrepparttar 137530 process for a significant period of time. However, coaches often makerepparttar 137531 mistake of staking their pride and confidence as a coach on one or two challenging situations. This can be dangerous! It would be nice to believe that we have that much control over another human being. However, everyone hasrepparttar 137532 right to choose their own destiny. We canít force change; we canít even motivate someone else. But, we can clarify, explain, explore, highlight, recommend, and encourage. When coaching employees, we have to decide when to ďback off,Ē and letrepparttar 137533 situation either improve or deteriorate.

For years, CMOE has advised coaches to follow-up and be persistent a little longer than expected. Coaching employees takes patience Ė a lot of patience! But, donít be unreasonable. Ifrepparttar 137534 topic permits, allow some time forrepparttar 137535 right decisions and actions to kick in. When dealing with policy, ethics, values, safety, or legal issues, explainrepparttar 137536 timeline torepparttar 137537 coachee. We are not suggesting an ultimatum. Just explainrepparttar 137538 time sensitivity and create a time boundary.

Check in frequently withrepparttar 137539 coachee to see how they are doing, and remind them ofrepparttar 137540 timeframe. If there is insufficient responsiveness or progress, this may indicate a lack of judgment, character, integrity, or indifference. When these signals arise, do a quick reality check:

  • Have you diagnosedrepparttar 137541 situation?
  • Have you tried all ofrepparttar 137542 coaching skills?
  • Have you involved others in an appropriate way?

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