Written by Arleen M. Kaptur

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A TRIP TO SUCCESS By: Arleen M. Kaptur

Today'srepparttar 129602 day - our bags are packed and we are on our way. Our destination is SUCCESS. Our car has enough ENTHUSIASM inrepparttar 129603 tank and we checked our 4 MOTIVATION tires to make sure they are ready forrepparttar 129604 road. Our map is clearly marked and we even brought a snack bag filled with cans of PURPOSE and SPIRT as well as assorted snacks named GOALS and PASSION. We double-checked with our insurance carrier, RESEARCH, and we are ready to roll!

The day is bright and sunny andrepparttar 129605 road itself is a beautiful ribbon of smooth concrete. Driving conditions are perfect andrepparttar 129606 scenery is breathtaking. We come across our first road sign just up ahead. It reads TRY ONLY ONCE - THEN STOP HERE. We decide to keep driving. But nowrepparttar 129607 road is getting rougher andrepparttar 129608 scenery is starting to get a little bleaker. The clouds seem to be building up and it looks like rain is inrepparttar 129609 forecast. We keep on going.

There's a motel torepparttar 129610 right with some cars around it. It's called THE DESERTED DREAMS MOTEL. There's also a restaurant onrepparttar 129611 left called THE BAR OF LOST HOPE. We have our snack pack so we keep on going.

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A very large building is just ahead. It appears dark and foreboding. There are no lights on but a lot of cars and people are there. The sign says WECOME TO THE HOUSE OF OBSTACLES. COME AND STAY AWHILE WITH US. We keep on going.

How to Write a Job-Winning Cover Letter

Written by Brett Krkosska

Let me say that I've done more hiring and firing in my days than I care to admit. And although Human Resource Managers and recruiters all have their own way of doing things, here was my approach to looking at new applicants...

A Good Resume Invites Recruiters to Read Your Cover Letter

I always looked atrepparttar person's resume first. I quickly breezed over qualifications and employment history. If they looked promising in these areas, then I would look atrepparttar 129598 cover letter.

The cover letter gave me further insight intorepparttar 129599 person, e.g. how organized they are by examiningrepparttar 129600 presentation ofrepparttar 129601 letter, whether or not they had takenrepparttar 129602 time to find out anything about my company, whether or not they have had or do have any ties torepparttar 129603 company, whether or not they have specifiedrepparttar 129604 job they want, will they travel, and so on.

What all this means is you need both a resume and a cover letter. The meat is inrepparttar 129605 resume. I wantedrepparttar 129606 facts and I wanted 'em fast. If a person looked promising fromrepparttar 129607 resume, then I readrepparttar 129608 cover letter, and then I call 'em in for an interview. That's whererepparttar 129609 rubber meetsrepparttar 129610 road.

The Goal of a Cover Letter

So, this brings up your goal in creating a cover letter ...

... to introduce yourself torepparttar 129611 company and to sell yourself.

If you do this well enough, you are atrepparttar 129612 top ofrepparttar 129613 list for an interview, assuming you are qualified for repparttar 129614 position.

Creating a Strong Cover Letter

1. Make it short. Definitely no more than one page. Half a page is better. Two paragraphs is even better. If you can whittle it down to that and make your case succinctly, then you are proving yourself to be a great communicator. That's a huge bonus in my book. 2. Be professional and concise. Never try to be humorous. Keep your tone on a "business only" level.

3. Always put yourself inrepparttar 129615 best light and never give hints that you may be underqualified, even if you think you are.

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