We used to have this conversation at work… cover letter yes or no? As a recruiter, I scan the resume to see if the applicant meets minimum qualifications. I don’t much bother with the cover letters. However… and this is big however… hiring managers love the cover letters! Some absolutely require them.
Cover letters should include what you know about the company you are applying for and why you are a good fit for this position. It’s more personal and can explain some things that your resume can’t. It gives hiring managers a snapshot of your motivation and character.
Yes, do include cover letters.
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Holland, Michigan is where it's happening!
Congratulations to Jake, Ian and Liam!! Jake will be starting a new accounting position. Ian will be working with the City on their IT team. And Liam just accepted a great sales position where he can utilize his new degree that he graduated with in August.
Holland is a lucky City to gain the three of you!!
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First impressions can have a serious impact on your business success. Try these tips in remembering names to help you in your new job!
1. Repeat the name as many times as you can. "Nice to meet you Bob" and "Thank you Bob" will help you to remember next time you meet Bob.
2. Don't be having another conversation in your head. Meaning, be present and engaged with person you are meeting. Don't worry about what you're going to say next. Pay attention and learn the person's name who you are being introduced to.
3. Connect the name with a visual image. It could a facial characteristic or a visual word play - such as Jane Carr may be associated like " I wonder which car Jane drives?", etc.
4. Link the new name with something or someone you already know. Using past experiences associate new names with people you knew in similar roles, such as Judy is "Diane" as she takes care of payroll, etc.
5. Don't be afraid to ask for people's names. If you approach someone to ask for their name, that becomes a good ice breaker and relationship builder. Most people would rather you ask for their name than to be not acknowledged.
Be ready to complete a lot of forms.
Bring with you forms of identification and authorization to work; such as driver's license, social security card, US passport or birth certificate. If not a US citizen; bring your Visa and forms of work authorization.
To complete insurance forms; make a list of your dependents with their birthdates and social security numbers. Bring a copy of your marriage certificate as well.
Last but not least, do your tax homework before filling out your tax forms. Know how many exemptions you want and can claim. Remember the more exemptions you claim, the bigger your paycheck - but also the bigger tax liability you will have.
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Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.