Cover letters don’t exist simply to torture you – hiring managers use them as a tool to gain more insight into why you’re right for the job. You should view this piece of paper as an additional way to impress your potential employer, land the interview, and ultimately, get the job you’ve always dreamt about.
That said, there are a number of ways that you can miss the mark when it comes to creating an effective cover letter. So before you submit that application, take a look at these 6 signs that your cover letter is doomed for the rejection pile and, well, don’t do them.
Using the same cover letter for every job and company. Not only should you tailor every cover letter to the position you are applying for, you should also make sure to address the letter to the … Read More »
Working in an office where people like you is obviously better than the alternative. When you spend 40+ hours a week with the same people, having friends in the office will go a long way in how much you enjoy your work. In fact, one study found that when you have three or more good friends at work, you’re 96% more likely to be satisfied with life.
Whether you work in a large, open environment with hundreds of coworkers, or a small office with just a handful of peers, there are some gestures that will be appreciated in every setting and help you win friends. Here are a few tips on how to become the office’s most likable coworker.
Remember names (and birthdays). Make a conscious effort to remember names and special occasions of your coworkers—especially those that you work with every day. … Read More »
Find a job that you love. It seems simple, right? Unfortunately, too many people have become comfortable in the discomfort of a job that they hate – maybe the job isn’t what they expected, they took to a career path too soon, or they’re simply just too afraid to make a change. Can you relate?
The average worker will spend over 90,000 hours at work during their lifetime – that’s almost 44 years! If that’s not reason enough, here are a few more to get you out of a job that you hate and into one that you love.
Builds your confidence
You might think otherwise, but money is not the only reason why we work. A job can help you learn more about yourself, including what you’re good or not good at and how far you can push yourself. A good job … Read More »