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Cover Letter Tips: What Managers Can't Tell You
 
Cover Letter Tips: What Managers Can't Tell You
Here at LiveCareer, we maintain contact with a wide network of hiring managers who often share their thoughts and observations with us about the staffing process. As they review cover letters, they tend to see the same issues again and again, and they often wish they could explain certain things to their candidates. Here are a few of the things hiring managers wish you knew about the cover letter review process.
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Resume Tips from Professional Recruiters
This week, the LiveCareer team reached out to some of our professional contacts in the recruiting and contingency staffing fields. We asked our friends to provide some resume tips and general guidelines that our readers might use to attract more attention on the job market, specifically from recruiters, headhunters, and specialized temporary staffing agencies. Here’s some of the advice they sent us.
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What Managers NEED to See in a Resume & Cover Letter
When they review your cover letter and resume, managers need to see a specific list of items, explanations, qualifications and personal traits. If these things don’t appear, your application won’t accomplish its mission and you may not even enter the running. What’s more, these items will need to appear in the specific places where your readers expect to find them. If they show up hidden, buried, or suggested instead of clearly stated, they won’t score any points.
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What to Do If Your Resume Is Working, But You Can’t Land a Job
What do you do when your resume is working but you can't seem to land a job? How can job seekers tell when the resume isn’t the problem? Here are a few answers to some questions we’ve recently received from our readers.
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What to Do If Your Resume Is Working, But You Can???????t Land a Job
 
 
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Don't Give Up on a Job You Want
 
Don't Give Up on a Job You Want
There are always companies out there that you hear comments about like, "that's the best place to work," or "I heard they have the best benefits," and you occasionally run across a job ad that sounds like the position was custom-built for you. When you come across these types of companies or opportunities, it pays to be professional and persistent until you get a job there.
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Your handshake sets the tone for an interview
Meeting someone for the first time can be a very nerve-racking event. Meeting someone for the first time that is going to interview you for a job can reach new heights in frazzled nerves.
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Don't be afraid to decline a job offer
There will come a time in your job search or just life in general where you will consider declining a job offer. You will often times hear people say that it is an opportunity that you can not pass up. However, is it truly an opportunity that you can not pass up? Is it an opportunity that you can afford to take?
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Add Some Personality to Your Resume

This is a tricky concept to get across to job seekers. There is a misconception that resumes have be to the same sounding type of document that they were decades ago. Back then they were formal, officious, and were a basic listing of skills and certifications. With those resumes, it was hard to find anything that set the candidate off from every other applicant except credentials.
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