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Resume and Cover Letter Online

Here you find a weekly updated PayWizard article selection, packed with Tips from knowledgeable sources that will help you putting your Resume and Cover Letter online. The same rules apply as in real life: you can only make that unforgettable first impression once. Click on the title links to read the full articles.

See also our tips on hard-copy Cover Letter Tips and Resume Writing Tips.

  • Tips for using the federal jobs site
    (Herald: 04/30/2008)
    Summary: usajobs.gov is user friendly and catalogs more than 110,000 positions, but don't get fooled, warns this article: it won't do the job-hunting for you. When you submit your application or resume to a specific organization, your materials will not be sent to other offices. The USAjobs site allows you to post your resume to the online job board and wait for employers (or recruiters) to contact you, but that is not the same thing as applying for a job. There aren't any guarantees that your resume will be seen by an employer at all. You'll make a more powerful impact, and receive better results, if you reach out to organizations directly.
  • New workbook reveals 10 tips for creating a powerful career portfolio
    (PRWeb: 04/23/2008)
    Summary: internet has revolutionized the job search process, making it easy for job seekers to find and apply for dozens of jobs in a matter of minutes. Unfortunately, it's now more challenging than ever to stand out from other applicants, leaving many job seekers to wonder what it takes to leave a lasting impression on today's hiring managers and recruiters. The answer could be a web-based portfolio. A new workbook from JIST Publishing provides step-by-step instructions how to build a portfolio. Examples: choose carefully what information you put on the web - give updates frequently - include some visual appeal - give information how employers can contact you - and lots of more tips.
  • Optimizing Linkedln for job hunting
    (TechRepublic: 04/10/2008)
    Summary: tips for supporting your job search using Linkedln, like: Expand your profile and list every important job you had - customize your URL - Write Recommendations - Choose your friends with care - Plumb Outlook for contacts.
  • Internet your way to a new job
    (PRWeb: 03/24/2008)
    Summary: this article promotes a new book by Alison Doly with the same title as the article. The author wants to teach you what you need to know to navigate the new realities of a job search. Learn the process of online job searching and how to find a job using all the tools available online.
  • Managing your online image
    (Gazette:03/23/2008)
    Summary: Recruiters say having a professional online presence is becoming more crucial. Paper and electronic resumes are not extinct, but they are only the beginning. Getting a job offer may depend on social network profiles, personal Web sites, blogs and YouTube videos. It's about your online footprint and the management of your personal brand. The article shows you where to start: Linkedln.com - Blogger.com - Wordpress.com - VisualCV.com.
  • Cover Letter Tips by Microsoft's Warren Ashton
    (Foxnews: 04/02/2008)
    Summary: Microsoft's recruiter explains why cover letters are not always needed in a application process. In fact, a cover letter is not required on the career website of Microsoft. Nearly all the resumes submitted to Microsoft come through this career website.
  • Do's and Don'ts for Emailing Cover Letters and Resumes
    (Wall Street Journal: 01/22/2008)
    Summary: don't use your employer's email address because your current employment could be jeopardized, and as second reason the article mentions that emailing from your work address could give a wrong impression: you use your working time for personal gain. Don't attach cover letters: employers don't have time to open them, your email is your cover letter and the attachment is your resume - format the attachment in Microsoft Word - do not follow up with a hard-copy letter and resume, since this duplicate only confuses employers - follow up with a phone call to ask if the employer saw your resume.
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