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Job Hunting Tips for Older Workers…

Looking for a job in a recession is difficult.  Looking for one when you're "over the hill" (i.e. over 40) can be almost impossible and cause immense life stress.  Having helped a number of clients in career transition, I know that at a minimum a job search is dismaying, and when it is going badly, can lead to despair, depression and apathy. The …

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Quick Tips For Cover Letters — Part 3: Content

The past two weeks we've discussed quick ideas on style and tone in cover letter writing.  This week it's all about the content — what to include and not to include in  your application letters.  Since it's hard to keep motivated while writing your tenth application letter of the day, the hope is that this article — and the series …

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Quick Tips For Cover Letters — Part 2: Tone

Earlier we discussed style in cover letter writing.  This go round, we are going to focus on tone which is created by our word choices.  And for cover letters everything should have an active tone.  Check your apathy and passivity at the door, because to get a job we have to present an empowered, proactive stance to our audience — …

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Quick Tips For Cover Letters — Part 1: Style

In the job hunting experience, the cover letter can be the most deadening part of the whole process.  The sitting down, facing a computer and trying to think of wonderful things to say about yourself — things which jive with the ad that you are answering — can be daunting.  Even if you work from a template, the entire thing …