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Career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita shares insights on leading a fulfilled life.
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Aug 16, 2016

Are you confused about cover letters? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses the goals of a cover and a four-sentence structure that can’t miss!

Get full post, summary, video, audio, quote cards, and more at:

http://milewalk.com/mwblog/4-sentence-cover-letter-gets-job-interview

SUMMARY

Modern-day cover letter is your introduction—of any kind—to the employer.

There are essentially three ways this occurs:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Email (with attached resume)
  3. Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Your “cover letter” has three goals:

  1. Explain why you’ve contacted the employer.
  2. Provide insight on who you are and what you offer.
  3. Show enthusiasm and interest in hearing (back) from the employer.

You can accomplish these three goals in four sentences, which I discuss in the video. You can also grab the free download to see the exact format!

If you have haven’t seen How To Build the Ultimate Professional Resume, check it out because some of the cover letter content references your resume.

GIVEAWAYS

DOWNLOAD: The 4 Sentence Cover Letter: http://bit.ly/2aYVb3k

You can also get the Interview Intervention Book Experience, which has much more and includes an eBook, audio, chapter note, guides, and many aids related to job interviewing!

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Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post!

Aug 10, 2016

Have you ever wondered the best way to target companies in your job search? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses how to target the best companies in your job search!

Get full post, summary, video, audio, quote cards, and transcript at:

http://milewalk.com/mwblog/how-target-best-companies-your-job-search

SUMMARY

I'm amazed at the laser-like focus job seekers have on finding a job by target only "jobs." You join a company. You don't join a job!

Regardless of whether you desperately need a job, would like to find an alternate job, or want to evaluate the market to review better opportunities, I suggest to first target companies. Here's how to target the best companies in your job search.

For most, the company you work for will have a far greater impact on your overall professional growth than the individual responsibilities you perform in your particular job.

Think about it. Would you rather have absorbed the pedigree from being part of a NFL Super Bowl team or would you rather be the ace pitcher on a MLB team whose record is 62 wins and 100 loses?

I’m going to help you get started...

THINK

  • About your profession, industry, and organizations you could work for
  • About your competitor
  • Start generating a list of companies in your field (or targeted field) you could investigate
  • Review the companies’ career sites

GOOGLE

  • Don’t knock simple google searches.
  • Set up google alerts for companies within your sector

SOURCES

  • Public Companies: SEC’s Edgar Site has public annual information on the companies (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml)
  • Private: Site’s or offerings like Hoover’s (http://www.hoovers.com/)

BEST OF LISTS

There are so many: Check out the DOWNLOAD for my favorites!

  • Forbes
  • Inc. 500 and 5000
  • Best 100 Companies to Work For

BOOKS & BLOGS

  • Find authors and bloggers in your space
  • They'll comment on the industry trends, companies, etc.

LINKEDIN

  • You can search
  • You can review company pages
  • You can see if you know anyone who works there

JOB BOARDS

  • Look at the openings
  • Look at the reviews

COMPANY EVALUATION SITES

  • Glassdoor
  • Vault
  • Wetfeet

 

Giveaways

DOWNLOAD: "Best Of" and "Fastest Growing" Lists Coming Soon!

You can also get the Interview Intervention Book Experience, which has much more and includes an eBook, audio, chapter note, guides, and many aids related to job interviewing!

Listen the rest of the podcast for complete instruction so you can fully embrace thanking the employer!

Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too!

Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post!

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