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Cover Letter, Resume, and LinkedIn

Bob Dixon is a businessman and looking for a job on LinkedIn. He ended up helping veterans find jobs by giving his professional critics on cover letters, resumes, and interview skills on LinkedIn. I agree with Bob Dixon that (a) cover letter is a marketing tool and needs to get recruiters’ attention and (b) resume is the key to get an interview and needs to emphasize a job seeker’s qualifications that fit in a particular position. Even though these two documents have two purposes, they all need to show off job candidates’ strengths and qualifications with quantifiable facts and specific accomplishments.

It is no doubt that Bob Dixon is providing great service on LinkedIn. He networks with other LinkedIn users and demonstrates his expertise by helping others, which is also an important social-media job-search tactic. I hope more headhunters will reach him after they see Bob Dixon’s featured interview on Fox News. He has my best wishes for finding his dream job.

Job search is beyond sending out cover letters and resumes these days. A “complete package” is the key. What are your opinions?

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  1. What important points we can include from resume into cover letter. and in how many lines please explain.



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  2. Thank you for your comments. You also raised an important question. Yet, I have to answer your question on a case by case base.

    Please allow me to use myself as an example. My CV always lists everything I have done in "my whole life" in a variety of functional areas. Yet, when I was a Ph.D. student looking for a faculty position, I emphasizing the "outputs" of my doctoral studies in the cover letter --- e.g. what research projects I have completed; how many conference proceedings I have had; how my teaching philosophy and research agenda fit in the position I applied for.

    Now that I have been working as an assistant professor for 18 months, if I were asked to write a cover letter, I would only focus on what I have achieve in these 18 months --- what impacts I have made to the school, the department, and students? What have I accomplished in these 18 months?

    A cover letter is not a list and should have a very strong focus. It also allows a job seeker to elaborate his/her achievements. In a person's CV, one may list the fact that s/he won an award or something. In the cover letter, s/he may explain that this award is “extremely significant” because only one out of 1000 candidates was rewarded.

    I hope this explanation, together with my previous discussion of Cover Letter and Resume within this blog will help clear up some confusions.

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  3. Hello Linchi Kwok your answer was mind blowing.Thanks!
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  4. Hello

    Is there any difference between writing cover letter for Resume and For Cv ?

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    1. If a company (more in academia) asks for a CV, then submit a CV. If a company asks for a resume, then submit a resume. Few companies ask you for both. Cover letter should be very specific to the company and the job you are applying for. As a result, I will suggest you to write different cover letter for different jobs/companies.

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    2. wow..it's fantastic blog. i like this post. it's contains really nice information that enhance my knowledge...

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  5. This may be redundant, but to be clear, an acting résumé is a one-page summary of your physical characteristics, performing experience, skills and qualifications. The organization and the design of your résumé should make you stand out to the casting director and make them want to select you above all other submissions. Remember from the article on Headshots, a casting director will look at your picture for about a half of a second, and if you've grabbed their attention enough to turn your headshot over they should see a professional résumé on the other side - one that is clean, clear and a cover letter example true accounting of your work.

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    1. Thank you for your input, Sana. I would like to add a very short comment here that employers in the U.S. are not allowed to ask for a picture or any demographic information from the candidates because of the EEOC regulations (or at least they need to keep such information separated from the application).

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