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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!
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Hi Everyone! I know cover letters are tough. This is a case of quality over quantity because employers are busy and they want you to get to the point. Let me know what questions you have and I'll be happy to help. Also, make sure to grab the FREE COVER LETTER TEMPLATE: http://bit.ly/4sentencecoverletter. Now, let me have those questions!
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Those are set on the individual user side. When I open the videos, my captions are all off because I have set them to be off. When you open a particular video, click the CC and turn them off (if they are already on).
Andrew LaCivita Hi Andrew. Your captions are automatically on. There is already a user option to turn captions on. For those of us that can listen effectively, your automatic captions are rather distracting. Thanks.
Hi Andrew! Love a lot of your videos, I have a question that I think you could help me out.
You stated in making cover letter that we need to write "I offer XX years of experience and I am strong candidate for the position", in my case, I only have three work experiences in total of 3 years (1 year on each company), but all of my work are in a startup, a new company, and a private business which makes me do a lot of tasks from scratch and figure it out by myself, I mean the company I worked was not settled yet, so I never experience working in a settled condition (ex: multinational company or big company) which maybe they have a specific set of rules or a specific set of steps on how to perform a task/duty.
I not sure how do I explain myself in the cover letter and tell them I'm the strong candidate because I didn't know whether all of my work until now is correctly performed or not since I didn't receive many guidance/mentorship and all companies I worked for is new companies which they are still developing themself.
I hope you understand my question, sorry if something is not clear.
Thank you very much and keep up making valuable videos! Cheers!
Hi Andrew! I'm a teenager seeking casual employment for the first time, therefore have no experience working wise. In the cover letter, you state that you should say
"I offer [insert number of years] years of experience [insert your specialty here] and excellent [insert related skills that will help you perform the job here] skills, which should make me a strong candidate for this opening."
What should I write in this paragraph instead?
Thank you for the tips! how would you approach a few gap years due to a full time stay at home mother? (I am proud of these as well!) My experience is wide and unconventional, I think that is probably my 'forte' but it is some years ago.... thanks in advance!
Maya, there are a couple things you can do, but don’t try to make an explanation in the work experience section of your resume. Just leave the gap. You can explain it in the cover letter, email, or application if you’d like. You can also put it at the very bottom of your resume. If you performed any volunteer related acts during your stay at home mom period it’s a nice touch to include those at the bottom too. Also, if you head to www.andrewlacivita.com, and type in stay at home mom in the search bar, I have a free ebook for stay at home parents!
Thank you!!! Writing specialized intricate cover letters for each prospective employer has been daunting and what has held me back from applying for a new job.
This was so simple, yet so powerful and I’m going to apply it right now!
THANK YOU!!! 🙌🏻
Thank you!!! I somehow manage to get a job (my first job) that I’ve been at for 3 years now but I’m currently looking for a second job. I literally had nothing but 1 job that i worked at for 2 weeks. But now I’m looking for a second job, I’m planning to hustle my resume in person, online, everywhere, and I’m not going to take ANY chances, i want it to look as polished as possible. I want to be given a chance. I’ll definitely watch this again along with your other videos within the following weeks. Thank you for this!
Trying it out,I hope it helps.
Also the cover letter could work out just fine but I think I always mess up in the interviews. Could you please take about interviews,how we should respond to questions,the dos and don'ts of interviews and any other tips.thanks
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I just stumbled upon this video it's super helpful thank you I will implement it from now on. I do have one question though if you are a recent graduate with no work experience should this format work as well or are there any variations that would be better? Thank you!
Thank you so much for this video. I honestly thought I knew everything about writing cover letters; however, you truly openedmy eyes to how I can greatly improve my cover letters and also get it more interviews.
Thank you so much.
You're not wasting your time Jan. You can actually get Interview Intervention for free and it'll help you answer the questions when you don't have the experience. Check the front page of the www.milewalkacademy.com.
Very helpful video!!
My questions is about brevity.
I'm great at making short and effective points. But doing something well can often appear effortless, to which a recruiter could mistake for lessened interest. At what point is it best, in your opinion, to exhume a bit so a quick read doesn't get overlooked?
Thank you Andrew!
Thanks for the tips! I agree with your method of keeping it short and effective. Some sites have advised writing long "stories" about your accomplishments and I just don't think that is wise. Glad you agree!
Thanks for sharing your concise and informative ideas for writing a good cover letter. It would be appreciated if you could provide some powerful and effective phrases for writing a cover letter in case of applying in academic institutes. Also it would be very helpful if you could enlight your advices for the freshers.
I really appreciate what you have done for us!
But have some water for your throat, please. Every time when I watch your video, it seems like your throat is so dry.
Take care of yourself well for us! Don't get me wrong, it is a just friendly reminder for you! :)
Best wishes to you, dear!
Is it smart for me to have my experience from another completely different industry on my resume when applying to a job? Example: Trainer at Mac Cosmetics now Starting on Computer Science Field.
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Thank you for sharing this information with me. I have been out of the world job force for almost ten years and things have changed in so many ways during that time. Even though I have all the skills for every job I apply to, the difficult task is to get the employer to see that I am capable and well suited for the position. However I feel that with your help I can learn the correct way of building my resume and cover letter for the job of my dreams. Thank you again for sharing your talents and May GOD Bless you for this.
Jeanette, you're welcome. Head over to www.andrewlacivita.com and in the search bar put stay at home mom or stay at home parent. (It doesn't matter what you reason was for being away for 10 years.) Just use the free booklet as your guide to return to the workforce!
Hey Labani! Just because you don't have experience doesn't mean you're not worthy of a job. I would suggest telling a story about why you would be a good fit for the company. You can show experience from internships or be involved in organizations in school/around the community. Feel free to check out my channel/shoot me a message for more guidance for recruiting for internships/jobs as a college student.
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Hi Andrew! I wanted to thank you for your amazing content! This has been really helpful to me and I have one question regarding my experience and something that was asked during an interview! I also want to say I was struggling to get answers so I studied your videos and as soon as I started using your knowledge, I got answers and interviews! No job yet but it will come no doubt about it! About a recent interview I had: The interviewers was a professional recruiter and I had the feeling everything went pretty well (I used your questions, and he said they were great questions ;) I also asked some during the interview and didn't wait for the end!). One I was not prepared for: he asked about a time someone gave me feedback. What would you reply to this kind of question? I guess he wanted to see if I was open to change, progression and if I was taking into consideration feedback or so? Thank you so much Andrew and see you on the next live office! Cheers
It is funny because thanks to your videos I can now tell when someone's actual work is to interview people, it makes the interview so enjoyable! I prepared a lot of questions but somehow this one never showed as I was preparing but it seemed logical.. At least now I'll know!
Thank you so much for the answer, we are so lucky you offer us all this knowledge for free. Best to you!
You're so welcome for all the material and this is a great question. Interestingly, I was asked this very question in my private monthly coaching last month. You should always be prepared for the questions "about a time when you gave or received feedback." Answer with I always like the feedback from my superiors, peers, and others because it's valuable to hear how they perceive me and feel I'm doing. I never get defensive when I receive the feedback because the most important thing about feedback is WHY they feel what they feel. I like to focus on that so I can better understand, learn, adjust, etc.
Hi Andrew, I’m a high schooler who is applying for a senator internship. I need a one page cover letter indicating my weekly availability. I obviously have no prior experience. How can I go about this? Any information is greatly appreciated.
In the Marine Corps, we'd answer the phone saying, "Good morning/afternoon/evening, this is (Rank, Last Name), How may I help you sir or ma'am?" So I don't think it sounds unprofessional to type "Dear sir or ma'am."
Because he was an angel, Castiel initially expressed almost no emotion towards humans, and had little room for disobedience or feelings, as he was driven to follow his orders, although he does reveal some doubts about the morality of his orders, expressing an appreciation for the beauty of humans as Gods creations. As he spends more time with Dean, he develops empathy and affection for him, and eventually for those close to him, and humans in general. Castiels superiors begin to question his loyalty and promote Uriel to oversee him. Castiel eventually rebels against and is ostracised from heaven, leaving him deprived of most of his angelic abilities, forcing him to interact more with humans than he had previously. He is often confused by the finer details of human interaction and is blind to social norms. He allies himself with Dean, and despite his despondency over the absence of his maker and their desperate situation, Castiel continues to fight against the Apocalypse.
After his second resurrection by God, with enhanced abilities, he sees his decisions and support of freewill to have been affirmed. Castiel begins to show pride, while remaining somewhat naive with regard to consequences. Crowley is able manipulate this budding sense of pride to get Castiel to start the angelic civil war. Castiel becomes dedicated to his own decisions, and tends to pass over other opinions, even Deans, in the absence of another clear course. He eventually double-crosses Crowley, taking in the souls of Purgatory alone. He then insists on worship from his former friends. He intends to be an involved god, a better and loving god who will not abandon the world. He renounces his dedication to free will, saying that angels need a firm hand. He is quick to smite those he feels to be hypocritical and unjust, and rewards those who have faith. However, Castiel is being influenced by entities inside him - including leviathans - and his actions become erratic and violent. He realizes he is not strong enough to contain the power, and at a prompt from Sam, he goes to the brothers for help. He is apologetic and humbled; after the souls are out of him he wants to find a way to redeem himself before the brothers. He eventually takes Sams madness on himself, freeing Sam.
In episode 5.14 My Bloody Valentine, Castiel shows his deep affection towards raw meat, eating it in the room and unable to get to famine, one of the four horsemen. Here, we realize that Castiels vessel, Jimmy Novak is desiring the food which he cannot gain access to with the angel possessing him.
Castiels insanity after taking on Sams memories of Hell seems to free him of some of his guilt, though it leaves his mind scattered. He was unwilling to fight due to his belief that he is a "jinx," though Dean convinces him to help kill Dick Roman. He also expresses some fondness for Meg despite the previous animosity that existed between them. However, after getting trapped in Purgatory, Castiel seemed to have regained his sanity, though he admitted there is no way to know for sure. However, his experiences have changed his personality somewhat and he is no longer as aloof as he usually is and has displayed a fondness for human things he took for granted such as watching television, which he never understood before.
4.01 Lazarus Rising.