What is success? It’s been defined many times so far. Scientists used to attribute it to wealth, great career, happy family and self-realization. If only it has been that easy! In fact, it means different things to everyone. The real answer is inside of you—not in Google or encyclopedia. What is success to you? Let’s give you some time to think it over and focus on myths of it instead.
Everybody likes getting presents. Children fond of sweets, bookworms get crazy about receiving one more fiction … recruiters would be pleased to get a good cover letter.
But what is a “good” cover letter? Should it be 1 or 3 page long? What’s about cover letter structure? How to put all the experience and skills there? What to include and emphasize first?
The answer is simple, a great cover letter has to be as humanize as possible. The truth is that most recruiters would say “Thank you” for being clear and short at your cover letter. They are looking for exact matches to the job descriptions and company culture, plus they are under a tremendous amount of time pressure to screen an overwhelming flood of applicants. So, it’ll be the best present ever to make a cover letter easy and quick to scan for a recruiter. There are numerous ways this can be done and one of them is choosing the T-format cover letter. This is the specific needs cover letter that demand some time and efforts to organize but it’s worth it.
Follow up the cover letter guidelines and be sure your cover will say: “I’m exactly what you are looking for, and here is why!”.
What is T cover letter?
The name derives from the look of the page itself. When you start preparing a cover letter in a T format, the first thing you should do is to draw a huge letter “T” on a page. It’s easy to make on a Word document using the table creation tool. The top line appearing under your opening paragraph and the vertical line dividing the page below into two equal columns. It looks more like a T table chart with boxes. And each box has its own appointment.
- The first section, under the top line, is your cover letter heading. This is the place to introduce yourself and explain why you are interested in the job and company. This is your chance to demonstrate you’ve prepared well and aware of the company or industry. Don’t forget to make it eye-catching without using cliché phrases.
- The middle section purpose is to show that you fit the job perfectly.
Let’s stay here for a while. By providing the T letter you are simplifying the job, and cutting right to the chase of what the company is looking for … the match. To make this match clear, easy and quick to scan you should start from the job requirements. Before filling the boxes, open the job description, write down all the responsibilities and duties into the left column. Keep in mind, you shouldn’t focus on everything, choose the most important and appropriate. Then shift to the right column, it’ll be a place with your skills and competencies that correlate with the must-have core requirements of the position.
As a result, you’ll have a two column cover letter that perfectly specifies your qualifications and job requirements.
- The final step is the last section. Put all your enthusiasm and desire here. It should look like a summary but with a “call to action”. Don’t write just how qualified you are to do this job and ask them to review your resume. Give a contact information and let them know when you will follow up with them about your application.
Keep in mind, T cover letter sample may look not fancy and not professional from the beginning. The first version serves as a prototype, as Ernest Hemingway said: “The first draft of anything is sh*t.” You can use it as a base of every-day improvement until you send it to a recruiter. Before sending the final version don’t forget to make sure whatever you highlight in your cover letter matches the job requirements point-for-point and is easy to identify on your resume. Your goal is to hunt a job and professional cover letter can be a great way to attract recruiter’s attention and get an interview invitation.
“Hello! My name is Mr. Turkey and I would like to express my interest in White House Thanksgiving Turkey position.”
If a Thanksgiving turkey had ever written a cover letter, it would probably start like this. Probably, each turkey dreams to go to the White House for a Thanksgiving Day, as this is the only way for them to escape their cruel fate and dive into the luxurious life. And we are going to tell you why!
There’s nothing “better” in the world than a bad job, isn’t there? Ah, the pay is absolutely abysmal, the work hours move at the pace of a dead snail, the horrible boss is overburdening you with mundane tasks, the management is eyeing you like a vulture stalks its prey, and, last but not least, Tom from accounting wants you fired just because you ate the last doughnut this Thursday. What in the world is wrong with you, Tom? Just get a life!
Most of us dream to build an outstanding career and make the Forbes List. However, each year only 400 Americans really do that. The question we ask – what makes them so successful? What special skills do they have that help them to build a prominent career? Researching the qualities of those who already achieved career success, you might not become the second Henry Ford, but at least you will be able to develop a strong set of skills for resume that boost your career to the next level. So now, let’s make a plan of skills to develop in order to become rich and famous!
Have you ever felt being the best fit for a job opening, but your resume didn’t even win the interview? When it comes to self-advertising and self-assessment we often feel lost and confused. We don’t want to look conceited in recruiters’ eyes, however, we want to be assessed fairly and know that our skills and efforts made to get them were appreciated. That is why when searching for a job you should focus on how to make your resume stand out and precisely demonstrate your skills and abilities. First of all, let’s check if you had prepared your resume skills list and made strong and professional skills section of resume.
Have you ever had an amazing interview at an amazing company? From the moment you entered the building, it was unbelievable, the interior looked cute, the employees were enthusiastically buried in work and the coffee points were filled with friendly chatter. To sweeten the deal, the interview was going absolutely great.
People tend to constantly develop themselves, looking for better opportunities in personal and social life. That is why it’s not surprising when they suddenly find out they are doing the things that don’t bring them the satisfaction or money they expected and decide to start something new. There may be thousands of different reasons why people decide to change their career, however, it’s never that easy. When you decide to change the profession, you have to compete with other candidates, most of which have necessary skills proved by real experience.
Tesla, oh, Tesla. The Tesla Company is the talk of the town nowadays. This Silicon Valley gem, this marketing disaster/miracle seems to be on everyone’s mind lately. It has been plaguing and terrorizing all of the media outlets for the past 5-6 years. Every day there’s some new article on Tesla, a critique on Tesla’s company policies, an exposé on Elon Musk, an opinion piece on how Tesla is the future of all companies, and the list goes on.
The leader of Tesla, Elon Musk, is again in the center of public attention. After enduring conflicts and discussions, he is stepping down as Tesla Chairman, while keeping the position of the company’s CEO. The Board, however, still is not sure that this decision is going to be beneficial for the company, as Musk was an undisputed leader holding both of the positions for last 14 years. We decided to have a closer look at the situation and shed a light on the Chairman – CEO roles.
Well-p, here you are, so grown-up, so big, so self-important, and yet you absolutely have no idea what to do and for what to strive for. You’ve graduated your school/college/university, but still don’t have any answers to the questions you had. What’s worse, is that you have even more questions than ever.