Beware of the Warning Letter
Dear Job Applicant: Just as Goldilocks was suspicious of the Big Bad Wolf, beware of the big bad word! You know the kind. In compliance. Until now. Credibility and all his cousins contagious! Unless you keep your guard up, these tiny parasites that infest your letters, such as termites in a wood pile! Do not let them. Remember, employers are normal people – like you and me. They do not want to carry around a dictionary of ten pounds to get through what should be a cover letter clearly and concisely.
Decide today that will communicate with your potential employer as if two friends sitting around a coffee cup. The common language, a touch of humor and specific details about what you can do for the company and why you're the one for the job will take you further than any five-dollar word you hear in a national spelling bee! Not only is it written that a waste of time, the result is totally ineffective. The hiring manager is likely to read a sentence, then put the letter in the trash – their hopes and dreams with her. Do not let your destination. Take charge of your cover letter now. Choose words that anyone can recognize and understand and write in a friendly manner that will bring your unique personality to the page. Try this: I am very impressed with your company.
After visiting your website and "encounter" that you and other employees through their profiles, I thought, this is the company for me. I am a hard worker and I have pride in paying attention to detail. Please give me a chance to talk with you about what I can bring to (name of company) for the position of (job name). Now I have a list of ideas I'm eager to share with you. I look forward to hearing from you, and then to meet you in person. Mix the following: "In accordance with the attached resume, I've compiled and written a list of attributes, and carefully analyze characteristics necessary to extrapolate my purpose and my love for the type of work that articulates with extreme verbosity on your website with the theme, "Open Positions." That said, I ask your permission to collect a private conference with you so I'll draw your attention … At this point, if it gets that far, the employer shred the letter and any idea of contacting you for an interview. Beat the BIG BAD WORD-itis: Read the letter aloud. At the time of hearing, feeling, or saying a word or phrase that twists the tongue and fogs your brain, take it out. Rewrite until the words and sentences out of their language and you feel a smile. Hey this sounds good! The display of his passion for the position clear and ask for the interview. I am supporting to you! Open concise language is so rare in the business world today, that those who can dominate the land of the interview of your dreams – and the work behind it. Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the new "Amazing Letter Creator." Jimmy has written several books related professionals and their only "which" off-the-job search box "approach, make his articles a favorite job seekers. Jimmy is regularly published on some of the largest career sites on the Internet Web. Who else wants their phone ringing with more interviews of job quality? Visit Jimmy on the web right now for today "letter instantly."