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Resumes and cover letters are two professional documents you need for a job search. A resume lists your qualifications, and a cover letter supplements your resume and tries to convince the reader that you are the best candidate for the position.

Resume is a summary of your career, showcasing jobs you’ve held and currently hold, skills you’ve developed, and qualities you have to offer. These components make it easier for an employer to see your qualifications and fit for the role. They are typically one page long or two, depending on specific circumstances.

Cover letter is a business letter that expands on your experience and accomplishments, showcasing your interest in the position, highlighting your unique qualities, and allowing you to ask for an interview. 

The goal of designing a resume and cover letter is to land an interview. Both need to be concise, error-free, and professional. While you can send the same resume to most employers, creating a specific cover letter for each job is strongly recommended.

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How to Read a Job Description the Right Way—So You Can Stop Sending Resumes Into the Void

Find out the importance of thoroughly reading a job description and how this can help you tailor your resume.

See the full article here: https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-read-job-description-keywords

 

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What Are Technical Skills and How Should You Include Them On Your Resume? (Plus a List of Examples)

Whether or not you can do a job—and whether or not you can land that job—often depends on your technical skills. Technical skills are a subset of hard skills, which are the knowledge or abilities needed to perform specific tasks. …

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The (Simple) Guidelines You Should Follow When Naming Your Resume and Cover Letter Files

When you’re first creating a document—even an important one like your resume or cover letter—you might give it a placeholder file name while you’re working on it. So if you’re job searching, you probably have at least one document named …

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Here’s What You Should—and Shouldn’t—Capitalize on Your Resume

As a career coach, I’ve worked alongside recruiters and heard their complaints as they review resumes. I remember one squinting at the screen as she tried to read a resume with tiny font, and another telling me she doesn’t even …

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