A cover letter is more than just a formality—it’s an opportunity to express yourself so potential employers can learn about you. Cover letters communicate experience, skills, work interests, and why you want to join an organization. A professional cover letter is an introduction as well as an opportunity to highlight qualifications and experience.
A résumé provides employers with specific experience details, qualifications, and credentials. Busy employers only take seconds to skim through a résumé, so it’s important that the content is relevant to the job needs.
Once the résumé and cover letter are prepared, it’s time to market yourself.
Update Social Media Profiles
LinkedIn and other social media platforms are a way to be discovered by recruiters and potential employers. Many profiles help to verify and support résumé content. Also, some profiles showcase recommendations allowing hiring managers to learn more about your contributions and potential.
Twitter and Facebook platforms can be of interest to potential employers. Social media sites convey a lot about a person, which is why employers may look into these areas as well.
Personal Brand Statement / Elevator Pitch
While professional documents highlight talents and skills, it’s important to be able to verbally convey your value. Creating a short, distinctive summary of your expertise is an impressive way to interact with others and provide a consistent brand.
Consider Interview Leave Behind Documents
Providing a portfolio of work examples and past projects can enhance interview discussions while distinguishing you from other applicants. Previous projects can showcase talents and skills serving as supporting documents.
If you are not interested in an organization, don’t invest time and energy discussing employment options because it can lead to job dissatisfaction.
In addition to having updated career documents and online profiles, know your priorities and what will make a job a good fit for you. Ready to prepare your career documents? Contact me to discuss your project