To whom it may concern

If you searched for "can I use 'To Whom It May Concern' on a cover letter?" on Google, you'd quickly learn that career experts overwhelmingly recommend against it.For years, they've claimed that using a generic introduction for your cover letter like "To Whom It May Concern" or "Dear Sir / Madam" is one of the easier ways to sink your job prospects.However, thousands of job seekers use "To Whom It May Concern" on their cover letters and still manage to land work. So does starting your cover lett...
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What to do if you’re embarrassed by a former employer (but did great work there)

Your resume (or CV) needs to accurately reflect your employment history, yet you may feel reluctant to list a previous employer to avoid embarrassment during a job interview. "If you suspect a reviewer may raise an eyebrow about something related to your background, assume that they will and address it proactively," says job search and career coach Jenny Foss. Here, she shares her top tips for deflecting attention from the source of your embarrassment and steering the conversation towards your s...
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Research shows the best resumes and cover letters use these words and phrases (in moderation)

​Recruiters and hiring managers often receive literally hundreds of applications for a single role and are skilled at quickly scanning them to find what they're looking for. While a good resume increases your chances of being invited to interview, the definition of a "good resume" is subjective. Each recruiter is different, and their advice about what works and what doesn't can vary accordingly. With this in mind, researchers examined various resume writing tactics to determine how they're ...
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