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Comment On Fortune Article – “Are we killing off the cover letter?”

Jun 11 2012 in Cover Letters, Featured, reCareered Blog by Phil Rosenberg

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In the Fortune article, I gave a variety of reasons cover letters are obsolete in today’s job market, based on my extensive research on the topic. Here’s 2 big reasons a cover letter lowers your chances of getting an interview:

Job Search Answers – Why Do Employers Ask For Cover Letters If They Don’t Read Them?

Mar 7 2012 in Cover Letters, Featured, reCareered Blog by Phil Rosenberg

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This was an interesting job search question asked by C.J. after one of my webinars: “Why do employers ask for a cover letter if they’re not going to look at it?” Learn why most employers ask for cover letters, even though few use them …

Sometimes Cover Letters Do Help – An exception to the rule

Jan 14 2011 in Cover Letters, Featured, reCareered Blog by Phil Rosenberg

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Most of the time, cover letters can hurt your job search more than help it. There are some cases when a well crafted, very succinct cover letter is just what you need.

3 Reasons To Ditch Your Cover Letter

Nov 16 2010 in Cover Letters, Featured, reCareered Blog by Phil Rosenberg

I’ve written a number of articles calling cover letters an obsolete and ineffective tradition, a waste of time, and even damaging to your chances of getting an interview. These articles have generated much interest, including a string of 650 comments when I posted this article on Linkedin. It’s interesting, because most of the comments were […]

Job Search Mac ‘n Cheese

Nov 12 2010 in Cover Letters, Featured, reCareered Blog by Phil Rosenberg

So much of today’s job search advice is like Mac & Cheese. It’s comfort food. It’s not very good for you, but it’s comfortable…it makes you feel good. Like Mac & Cheese, this advice is very popular – you see it everywhere. Just as Mac & Cheese isn’t an efficient food source, this advice won’t […]

Stop Writing Cover Letters And You’ll Get MORE Interviews: Best of reCareered

Jul 1 2010 in Cover Letters, Featured, reCareered Blog by Phil Rosenberg

Most people have been taught paper-based resume strategies, that encourage writing a static resume and customizing with a cover letter. But this strategy doesn’t work well in today’s world of digital resumes and Applicant Tracking Systems. That’s right, if you stop writing cover letters, you’ll get more interviews. Most people’s first response is … Huh? […]

Is Your Cover Letter An Ineffective And Obsolete Tradition?

Dec 2 2009 in Cover Letters, Featured, reCareered Blog by Phil Rosenberg

Another career author asked me to share thoughts on cover letters, and how Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS – the dreaded HR database) use them. I thought readers would find my responses helpful. I’ve done some interesting research on cover letters, demonstrating them to be an obsolete and ineffective tradition in today’s job search. Here’s some […]

Stop Writing Cover Letters And You’ll Get MORE Interviews

May 15 2008 in Cover Letters, Featured, reCareered Blog by Phil Rosenberg

Most people’s first response is … Huh? That’s right, if you stop writing cover letters, you’ll get more interviews. Most people have been taught paper-based resume strategies, that encourage writing a static resume and customizing with a cover letter. But this strategy doesn’t work in today’s world of digital resumes. I know it’s counterintuitive, and […]

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