Top 5 Mistakes When Writing Your Résumé

Resume Mistake #5

Sending the Résumé without a Cover Letter … 

A cover letter is usually the first way a potential employer weeds out prospective applicants. Think about it. Your potential employer is probably inundated with résumés and just wants to find a great applicant to fill the slot so he/she can move on. In the hunt for that perfect applicant, he/she will weed out prospects. The first way is the No cover letter, no second lookway. Employer’s logic goes something like this: If the applicant didn’t take the time to introduce him/herself professionally, how will he/she be on the job? So introduce yourself professionally in the cover letter which you must ALWAYS submit with your résumé. Don’t be in the “left behind” club of the unemployed.

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