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The 4 Sentence Cover Letter That Gets You The Job Interview

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Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he teaches you exactly how to write the 4 sentence cover letter that gets you the job interview! Grab the FREE template here: http://bit.ly/4sentencecoverletter For much more FREE content, see the https://www.milewalkacademy.com/ -------------------- GET INTERVIEW INTERVENTION HARDCOVER FREE! -------------------- Get the Interview Intervention Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook while supplies last! The $29 book is FREE. I bought it for you. I'm also adding in the $27 digital experience. I only ask that you pay $7 so my friends at the warehouse can pick it, pack it, and ship it. I'll send it anywhere in the world for $7! Get it here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention -------------------- FREE DOWNLOADS -------------------- DOWNLOAD: THE 4 SENTENCE COVER LETTER HERE: http://bit.ly/4sentencecoverletter DOWNLOAD: THE ULTIMATE PROFESSIONAL RESUME TEMPLATE HERE: http://bit.ly/ultimateresumetemplate -------------------- WANT MORE AWESOME COVER LETTERS? -------------------- HOW TO APPLY WHEN THERE IS NO JOB OPENING: 7 SENTENCE COVER LETTER: https://youtu.be/O4LcD3VjlfU BOSS HUNTING COVER LETTERS: https://youtu.be/tIzfFliaPYA -------------------- NOT GETTING YOUR RESUME NOTICED VIA THE ATS? -------------------- I recommend my resume format followed by using JOBSCAN. Get it FREE here: https://www.jobscan.co/andrew-lacivita -------------------- JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP -------------------- Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created? Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast! 5 sessions, lifetime access, live event (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more: - Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers) - Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile) - Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies) - Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques) - Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve) Learn more and ENROLL HERE: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/andrew-lacivita-job-search-boot-camp -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew's email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew's books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewlacivita iTunes free podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- 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. Get that RESUME TEMPLATE HERE: http://bit.ly/ultimateresumetemplate -------------------- ABOUT ANDREW -------------------- Andrew LaCivita is an internationally recognized executive recruiter, award-winning author, trainer, and founder and chief executive officer of milewalk and the milewalk Academy. He’s dedicated his career to helping people and companies realize their potential, consulting to more than two hundred organizations and counseling more than eleven thousand individuals. He often serves as a trusted media resource and is the author of Interview Intervention, Out of Reach but in Sight, and The Hiring Prophecies. -------------------- ABOUT TIPS FOR WORK AND LIFE® -------------------- Tips for Work and Life® is a weekly careers, hiring, and motivational show full of helpful job search strategies, career management and acceleration tactics, recruitment techniques, and self-help aids with award-winning author, executive recruiter, and trainer Andrew LaCivita. Tips for Work and Life® has been cited by several sources as a Top 100 Careers and HR Blog. He includes these 7-20 minute multicast shows filmed with no teleprompter in one take as part of his blog and podcast. #milewalkacademy #coverletter #resume #jobinterview #jobsearch #careercoach #careercoaching #interviewintervention
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Andrew LaCivita (1 year ago)
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!
Jordan Coffing (24 days ago)
I tried to download the template but I still haven't received it after putting in my email.
ART IN ONE (1 month ago)
Hi Andrew, I wanted to share with you some incredible news. I first discovered your channel after 4 failed job interviews and desperately needed help. I watched several of your videos and put into practice your very very good advice. I even remember commenting on a video a month or so ago saying I'm going to use your advice and to wish me luck!... I'm happy to report I was successful in securing my dream job on a permanent basis! I start in January and can't wait to get started. Here's the amazing part.. I used the advice in this particular video and emailed a company word for word when they decided to decline my application. Yesterday they came back to me and asked if I was still interested and how impressed they were with my attitude and the email after such bad news. I politely told them iv been hired by their biggest competitors.. Their managing director personally called me to say "it was a huge error and an oversight to have not hired me for the job at the time" ...( Get this) ( ready??) he goes on to say... "should something happen in future please don't hesitate to get in touch with me directly if your circumstances change"!!!! I'm totally blown away!!! 😁😁
TheGreatMattao (2 months ago)
Dear Mr. LaCivita, I just wanted to say that this has been such a great help for me. Thank you for sharing this with everyone. -Matt, from Austin, TX
Surjeet Sidhu (8 months ago)
What if you're applying for work experience for the first time, and you haven't finished your education yet?
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isis ramirez (3 days ago)
HI Andrew, I followed your steps on how to write a cover letter but what I can write when the job position ask you to include your desired compensation?
Andrew LaCivita (3 days ago)
yes. don't give them an answer. you can also check out what the best answer to the expected salary question and why everything you think about salary negotiation is wrong. 2 videos on my channel you should make sure to catch!
Andrew LaCivita (3 days ago)
tell them it's open or negotiable.
Mark Anthony Sanchez (5 days ago)
Hi Andrew I know this is off topic but what Microphone are you using?
Andrew LaCivita (4 days ago)
Hey Mark, this was a while back but I think it was an Audio Technica desk mic.
Johnny Bravo (5 days ago)
I like the presentation but my company is very weird: when we apply internally, our cover letter has to address the bullet requirements for a specific job. The letter is only viewed by a computer program. Otherwise the application won't go through! It feels a bit cheap.
Andrew LaCivita (5 days ago)
Johnny, ouch, but I get it. Hang in there bud and give them what they need.
Fx.Mograph (7 days ago)
thanks for Sharing This Video Dear Andrew
Andrew LaCivita (6 days ago)
You’re so welcome!
Chi Chi (10 days ago)
Omg this has helped me so much you don't even know. THANK YOU!!
Andrew LaCivita (9 days ago)
Chi Chi! Wonderful to hear it. I'm sooo glad you enjoyed it!
Redwan Ahmad (11 days ago)
thank you sir for your valuable suggestions.
Andrew LaCivita (10 days ago)
You're so welcome Redwan!
S S (11 days ago)
Thank Andrew for this useful video. I'm going to apply overseas. I will let you know, how it going to be😀
vaids nomiss (12 days ago)
2019 here thanks for helping me write my cover letter.
Andrew LaCivita (11 days ago)
You’re welcome!
Eric (15 days ago)
Not exactly sure if this helps me very much as a student with no work experience looking for an internship. Not sure what to put as an accomplishment if I haven't really done anything of note other than taking some classes.
Andrew LaCivita (15 days ago)
Eric, swap out the accomplishment for a school project, volunteer work, or anything you can provide!
trav v (16 days ago)
I'm not sure why I looked this up right after I handed in my resume to a job I really want, but I'm literally going to write up a cover letter and go back and hand it in right now. Edit: it looks good! Gonna head of now and do this. I have a good feeling.
sabreteeth1212 (16 days ago)
Andrew, I can't thank you enough. I've been unemployed for 6 months but the first time I tried this 4 sentence cover letter, I got a response and now an offer! 2 huge takaways: 1) "You have to show people how to think" - It's hard for engineers to talk to non tech-types sometimes. Use the cover letter to show HR/the pre-screener where to point their eyeballs on your resume. and 2) "I welcome the opportunity .... for this OR ANY position". Because I showed that I was open, they made a new position for me. I was so clearly able to demonstrate my accomplishments that someone said "Actually, I could use her in MY department."  I realize now that a lot of my old cover letters were disingenuous, long-winded groveling. Boo. But this, this works! Cheers
_Reverie (17 days ago)
Hi Andrew. I'm currently searching for a graduate position and would like to ask you if this method would be appropriate. I'm conflicted as to which method I should approach. I love your method because how simple and effective it is, but I'm also anxious that hiring managers would prefer the more traditional method where you should mention what I can offer them, my skills, and why I want to work there. Most of the time, the resume and cover letters are submitted through an application process. Thoughts? Thanks!
Omar Mostafa (19 days ago)
What about the Subject of the email ?
Ria Artha (23 days ago)
I'm gonna try this method and see what happens! Wish me luck!
Andrew LaCivita (22 days ago)
+Ria Artha wishing you the best luck!!!
Zara thustra (23 days ago)
for "any other position in your organization" doesn't that sound a bit desperate? Also, if I have fine-tuned my resume for a very specific job (e.g.: specialized Engineer) how would that sentence make sense?
Zara thustra (23 days ago)
+Andrew LaCivita Thanks for the answer! You misread - my question was if it also makes sense, if you are employed (I wrote not unemployed - bad choice of words for fast readers :) ... btw I am going to use your CL format - thanks for sharing it.
Andrew LaCivita (23 days ago)
Zara, I would ESPECIALLY put that in if I was unemployed. You're only feeling desperation on the inside. Others don't notice as easily as you think and they can only tell if you are behaving that way or explicitly saying that!
Zara thustra (23 days ago)
+Andrew LaCivita Thank you for your reply! Got your point about unknown opportunities - I am literally sitting over this last sentence of my application ... I would like to ask you one more question, if I may: Would you consider it different if one is not unemployed? I have the feeling that - beside it is untrue - I would ooze desperation, if I state that I would prefer any job over my current one?
Andrew LaCivita (23 days ago)
Zara, great question. I realize your resume is tailored but there are loads of other opportunities within organizations you are unaware of. I got more than a dozen emails last week from people who've told me that that sentence got them a job at a company which was not the one they applied to. The recruiters mentioned that sentence prompted them to pause and think about other options. This happens every single week for me.
Benjamin Anderson (24 days ago)
Hello brother, are these tips still valid in 2019?
Andrew LaCivita (23 days ago)
They sure are and if you want more variations of effective cover letter templates check out my entire cover letter playlist.
Andrew, does it help to write in the cover letter the name of your contact. If that person works in the company?
Andrew LaCivita (26 days ago)
Yes. 100%!
kaliber (27 days ago)
Last time I applied for a job was in November, using this technique for the first (and only) time in my cover letter. I didn't hear anything from them until now, late January, and they are "very interested" and called me for an interview. So for me, using this technique I am One out of One, 100%.
Th3Vampir3Knight (28 days ago)
Thank you for your posts, after your resume tips and cover letter tips I started getting calls from companies to the point it was annoying. Any tips for a cover letter in a platform like Upwork where you are making proposals for translation work?
JesusDidMolly (28 days ago)
You don't know how much this has helped me in my search for a job. Recently graduated high school and I've had a hard time dealing with resumes and cover letters. Your videos have helped me immensely and I will forever appreciate you for this.
Andrew LaCivita (28 days ago)
So great to hear it Jesus!
Siena Kennedy (29 days ago)
This helped me so much! Thank you!
Andrew LaCivita (28 days ago)
+Siena Kennedy love to hear it Siena!!
Andrew LaCivita (29 days ago)
+Siena Kennedy you are sooooo welcome Sienna!!!
Debby Dong (1 month ago)
Thank you!!!!
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
You're welcome Debby!
Maryana Ammar (1 month ago)
hi.. what to say if i don't have any experience?
Andrew LaCivita (30 days ago)
Focus on school projects, volunteer experience, or anything that highlights whatcha got!
Hi again Andew. A whole lot of people say that you should find out the name of the HR Manager to address your application. However, do you think this is a good idea? I don't really know if the managers are the ones who are supposed to receive these applications; if they are not, do you think some may be annoyed by that? Also, I read in an article in zety.com that it would be better to send an email application directly to them even if the company has an application portal on their website. What are your thoughts about this? Thank you very much in advance.
Andrew LaCivita (30 days ago)
Carlos! Yes, find the hiring manager. Always. They will not be annoyed, especially if you’re a great fit. Yes, send an application directly via email to them even if they have an open position on their career portal. Direct contact is ALWAYS better.
lost IT (1 month ago)
How do you deal with career failure? Lets say at your last position, a legitimate mistake cost you your job at that company? you were a good employee in other aspects, but your mistake potentially cost your previous employer an important contract or customer. How do you recover from that?
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
There is no easy answer but the way I approach these things (big mistakes, big failures, learning experiences, and so on) is to have faith that I was supposed to go through it and adopt a learning mindset and I believe I’m being prepared for something bigger. That’s how I approach those situations in my mind. In the interview, you need to talk about what you learned and how you’re now better for it. Hope that helps.
Ludimira Ribeiro (1 month ago)
Hi! I am applying for my first job and I don't have a lot experience which is making me worried. What do you recommend to my cover letter and resume?
Ludimira Ribeiro (1 month ago)
Thank you very much!
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
Substitute the professional accomplishment with any summer internship or school project accomplishment. You can still use the same format.
Admiralty86 (1 month ago)
I like the idea of the 4 sentence cover letter, it can work very well, gives them more time to jump over to your resume. On that note.... Professional hiring managers DO NOT need to be told to "read your resume", it's literally the only other piece of information you submit to them and if they're interested they WILL read your resume and they WILL contact you if they want. You absolutely do not have to hold their hand or tell them how to do their job or suggest that a different position would also work, they already know all of this stuff because they are professionals. You would never say "you need to hire me" just as you don't need to say "you need to call me" or "I am applying" or "I want the job" that is all intrinsic and obvious. Voting and Pepsi ads are different, you can direct them to action because you are advertising to literally hundreds of millions of people.
Andrew LaCivita (30 days ago)
Interesting points. I get emails every single day from people who get hired for different positions who share with me the companies mentioned to them the “other position” remark is what prompted them to consider them for alternate positions. The reason these minor suggestions or alerts are so helpful is not because people don’t know what to do. They’re effective because people are moving at such a breakneck pace they often don’t think about it or consider it.
Esteban Maldonado (1 month ago)
This was EXTREMELY helpful.
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
Glad you liked it!
Yalamanchali Kishore (1 month ago)
I just completed my graduation soo tell me how to write a cover letter ? If possible give me a sample
Yalamanchali Kishore (1 month ago)
+Andrew LaCivita thanks you sir
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
You can use this one and replace your accomplish with internship work or school projects. Also, I have a cover letter playlist on YouTube with more cover letters you can use for different situations. You can make the appropriate adjustments to those too!
TP games (1 month ago)
Hey Andrew LaCivita great video, just have one question about the cover letter. What if I don't have an experience/years in the job that Im applying for? What do I put then?
billy3287480 (1 month ago)
What about if you want to do a complete career change? My experience wouldn’t be relevant to the position I’m applying for. How would you write a resume and cover letter for that?
billy3287480 (1 month ago)
Andrew LaCivita Thank you. I didn’t realize you covered this already. Although, I should have known since you’re the best in the biz.
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
Great question Billy. Check out my entire career changer playlist on my youtube channel for guidance on this and everything related to changing careers!!!
Scotland Bettendorf (1 month ago)
Thanks for the advice. I will be using it to write my first cover letter ever. I started at my current company when I was 18 and have worked there for over 13 years, so I've never needed to write a cover letter before.
Jaskamal Mann (1 month ago)
wait so do we mail this to the corporations?
Jaskamal Mann (1 month ago)
+Andrew LaCivita Hi Mr.LaCivita, i hope you are great I have an assumption, should i go to the corporations and hand in my resume in person or ask for referrals, i wanna show I really want the job? thanks
Jaskamal Mann (1 month ago)
+Andrew LaCivita ok thank you sir
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
Email these.
Dennis McKay (1 month ago)
I'm looking to switch careers and this was very helpful. I tend to fret over cover letters, partly because I have been a professional writer and professor. Going to give this a go!
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
Good luck Dennis!
Arianny Jorge (1 month ago)
Amazing feedback!
A. Di Gennaro (1 month ago)
Some say "to whom it may concern" is bad.
Afroblu Atlanta (3 days ago)
How about "hiring professional?"
potato psoas (1 month ago)
Main assumption: Don't make cover letter lengthy because time is limited. What to put in the letter: 1) Basic Introduction 2) State position you are applying for 3) Explain why you are good candidate and give evidence 4) Conclude with a request for interview and make sure they know you are open to all positions
Ramesh Kumaran (1 month ago)
Recently I applied for a job through monster. com. Their home page where I had to fill in my personal details was barely visible. Could this be a fake webpage. I also had to select if I was disabled and one of the option was mental. This is an outdated way of describing a psychiatric issue.
Aisy Rinjanita (1 month ago)
Hi, Andrew! Thank you for the great clips and the tips you've been sharing to us. I've followed the template and all the tips from your vid but I am just wondering if we should put a little bit of the company background on the cover letter just to make the hiring manager knows that we know about the company well?
Joyce Okorie (1 month ago)
Hello Andrew, thanks for these tips.
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
You’re welcome Joyce!
Aj Dunk (1 month ago)
APPRECIATE IT *all caps*
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
You’re welcome!
Danny Nichols (1 month ago)
Andy, can I lie about my credentials?
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
Danny. It’s never okay to lie. Talk about what you ARE! I’m sure there’s a lot of good there!
MrNewlife1968 (1 month ago)
Thanks for this video!...Just finishing my cover letter using your tips.
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
Wonderful to hear and Happy New Year!
phoenix knight (1 month ago)
I have a question. What if you are new to the job force because I've just graduated and have never written a cover letter or cv before.
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
Hey Phoenix, then make sure to highlight your summer jobs, school projects, and whatever volunteering you've done!
Julian Hernandez (1 month ago)
Great video!
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
Thank you Julian!
36Nick4Truth (2 months ago)
Thanks for respecting my time and getting to the point right away.
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
You’re welcome. I do my best but also like to give you context upfront so you can understand the rationale for the points!
Davida D (2 months ago)
Short and sweet! Superb!
Andrew LaCivita (1 month ago)
You’re welcome!
CPTSalt (2 months ago)
I wish I had come across your YouTube channel before submitting my application for the police force. I just received a rejection email and I finally know why. My cover letter was way too long.
Andrew LaCivita (2 months ago)
It's okay. You found out now!
ResumeRobin.com (2 months ago)
Keywords are important .. include as many keywords as possible relevant to your background and position you are seeking. Think about this - what keywords is the recruiter likely to search for if they are staffing for your intended position? Then put those keywords or combination of keywords into your resume, preferably at the top.
David Fernandez (2 months ago)
The off focus made this difficult to watch, but this was great information!
Andrew LaCivita (2 months ago)
David, glad you liked it. This was one of my earlier videos and I didn't even have focus on it!!! LOL.
Nayeli Becerra (2 months ago)
These are the type of things they should be teaching us in high school!! Thank you so much, I can now sat I am ready send in my resume and cover letter.
What the bleep! (17 days ago)
Why don’t they teach high school kids? Good suggestion. I wish they can teach some real life skills to young almost adults.
Andrew LaCivita (2 months ago)
Great to hear Nayeli!
autumn whitman (2 months ago)
Tysm this is a lifesaver you’re an angel and a blessing🥰🥰🥰
Andrew LaCivita (2 months ago)
You’re welcome Autumn!
robert Burks (2 months ago)
You need to set your camera, your out of focus. Your camera is set to the pictures in the background. Or, just set it on Auto. Just FYI
Papy Kake (2 months ago)
Andrew you're the best ! I applied your technique and got 2 interviews out of 3 applications ! Thanks for the early Christmas gift 😅
Murwanashyaka Abel (2 months ago)
Hi Andrew, your 4 sentences cover letter insights are awesome. However, I have a question. I am wondering how can I structure a good sentence regarding where I found the job opportunity and when did I find this job. Briefly, I need to know the structure of this sentence. I would appreciate your comment on this.
L Hawli (2 months ago)
What if I don't have experience in the field I just finished my diploma in it?
Aoi Sky (2 months ago)
Hi Andrew, just wondering if this 4 sentence applies to recent graduate as well? In my case, I am applying for a company I have previously interned and they recruiting graduates at the moment. I have no other related experience apart from the other internship. What are some ways I could make my cover letter stands out better due to lack of experience?
Imogen Yuki (2 months ago)
What do I put if I don't have any experience in work?
Andrew LaCivita (2 months ago)
Imogen, speak to your school work/projects, volunteer work, and so forth!
Ricardo Franco (2 months ago)
What do you suggest for a cover letter of someone changing their career and therefore new to the industry?
Andrew LaCivita (2 months ago)
Ricardo, check out my career changer playlist. Tons of good advice in there you can apply!!
fresh muntu (2 months ago)
Hello Andy this video was really useful,how can i right a resume if am still in university or college and what a part time job
Andrew LaCivita (2 months ago)
You sure can. Check out my video on this one trick will make your college resume stand out!
Susan Carlbom (2 months ago)
Excellent info. Concise and informative. Thanks
Andrew LaCivita (2 months ago)
You’re welcome Susan!!
Matthew Stafford (2 months ago)
Great video as always Andrew
Andrew LaCivita (2 months ago)
Thanks so much Matthew. Glad you liked it!
Richard Alonzo (2 months ago)
When you say "the top portion of my attached resume highlights my career profile & significantly accomplishments that are also in alignment with this position" do I write it exactly like that or insert my 3 accomplishments with the position?
Tricia San Andres (2 months ago)
After watching this, I take note the things you've mentioned in your video. After submitting a few online job post, I just received an email from an employer. Thanks a lot!
SAURABH KUMAR (2 months ago)
Hi, Thanks for this video. Can you please let me know, adding personal picture in resume is good or bad?
Andrew LaCivita (2 months ago)
Keep the picture off!
Edgar Edgard (3 months ago)
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Nick (3 months ago)
This is beautiful. Thank you so much Andy.
Andrew LaCivita (3 months ago)
You’re welcome Nick!!!
Zac Nchz (3 months ago)
This info is going to get me a job. Thank you!
Andrew LaCivita (3 months ago)
Go get it!!!
Cultus GTI (3 months ago)
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!
JonasAintYaBro (3 months ago)
brag about that shit dawg, you figured out and created new systems on your own
Andrew LaCivita (3 months ago)
Focus on what you learned by being involved in start ups! Talk about what you ARE, not what you're not. :)
Zohaib Jahan (3 months ago)
Thanks for the superb tips. Would you please repeat at @3:45 (the tap, tape, tapped?) and line at @4:10 as I couldn't get being not native English speaker or perhaps you speak a bit fast.
OFFICIALCHURCH MUSIC (3 months ago)
Thank you so much this helped out a lot bcuz I forgot how to write a cover letter and what it's purpose was....haven't written one since hs
Andrew LaCivita (3 months ago)
Glad I could help David!
Keenan Moore (3 months ago)
This is the real shit lol! Thank you!!!
Andrew LaCivita (3 months ago)
LOL. You're welcome Keenan!
QUINDARIOUS GOOCH (3 months ago)
goodlook i hate cover letters and resumes smh but this helped
maria maya (3 months ago)
Thank you so much Mr. LaCivita, I really appreciate your help!
Andrew LaCivita (3 months ago)
You’re welcome Maria!
Skumar 007 (3 months ago)
dear sir greetings. . i have been applying for jobs with KBR for last 10 yrs....but nothing is happening....pls help me
Ris G (3 months ago)
Hi Andrew. I really appreciate your videos and content. Do you recommend short cover letters (such as that suggested in this video) for almost all job applications?
Grace M (4 months ago)
Do you have tips for older job seekers?
Andrew LaCivita (3 months ago)
Grace, I sure do. Check out my Job Search Advice for Over 50 Year Olds and my video on age discrimination. They're on the channel.
Just Ark (4 months ago)
oh my God! This is gold!!!!
Jess 28 (4 months ago)
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?
Maya Etzion Faiman (4 months ago)
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 Etzion Faiman (4 months ago)
Thank you! will look into it (:
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
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!
Nour Hani (4 months ago)
Thank you Andrew for the clear explanation of the cover letter 💙
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
You’re welcome Billie Jean!
RandomTv (4 months ago)
Thanks for the video, it was very helpful and saved a lot of time. Truly appreciate it.
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
You’re so welcome Random! :)
Justin Pettit (4 months ago)
I'm 28 and I've never had to do a cover letter ever for any job. Now all of a sudden a job is asking me about this. Lol.
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
Now you know what to do Justin!
Mikhail Memedovich (4 months ago)
Does this same rule apply to interns? The resume guide for many companies require us to put education at the top followed by professional experience since we are still students. Thanks
Mikhail Memedovich (4 months ago)
Thanks!
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
Mikhail, great question. That's one way to go, but if you'd like a template that's more effective please check out my video titled this one trick will make your college resume stand out!
Jake Diaz (4 months ago)
Thanks for your free advice.
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
You're welcome Jake!
JK Campbell (4 months ago)
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!!! 🙌🏻
Anthony Oates (4 months ago)
Hi, I am a 40 year old man looking to change career paths all together. Can you give me any advice or tips to get companies to give a chance.
Anthony Oates (4 months ago)
+Andrew LaCivita thank you
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
Hey Anthony! I changed careers at 38 and at 50! Check out my career changer playlist on YouTube. There are 3 or so really nice videos that walk you through the process!
Justine Iris (4 months ago)
Thank you Andrew for this video. :)
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
You're welcome Justine!
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!
E. G. (4 months ago)
Thank you for that information. It was never done by me but now I will add that on my resume. Thank you again.
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
You're welcome!!!
G Kim (4 months ago)
I should have watched your videos before I spent almost 10 hours struggling with my cover letter and resume
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
It's okay G! You found me now!
Diana Tumwagale (4 months ago)
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
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
Diana! I have an entire playlist on job interviewing and I also give away my award-winning book Interview Intervention for FREE. You can get the Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook, and more for free when you pay $7 Shipping and Handling. Get that here: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/free-hardcover-copy-of-interview-intervention. Check out the entire interviewing playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxjGQaV8rAh31XjOpXApfzfs2L8S5gKfp. And, join me on my YouTube channel on Thursdays for live office hours!
Ericka J Stevens (4 months ago)
Thank you for sharing this. Your tips are excellent! I was struggling with what to say about my experience and how it would be a benefit to the position I am applying for.
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
Great to hear Ericka! I hope they help!
Dean Curtis (4 months ago)
Thanks that was really helpful
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
You're welcome Dean!
brian almanza (4 months ago)
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!
brian almanza (4 months ago)
+Andrew LaCivita okay thank you so much!
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
Brian, great question. Just swap the career accomplishment with either an internship/summer job accomplishment or school project initiative!
Jacob Sanchez (4 months ago)
I will be graduating in December and will be applying for my first line of careers as a software engineer. This is a great video! One of the best that has helped me so far.
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
Great to hear it Jacob!
Cat Kondreck (4 months ago)
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. Cat kondreck
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
You're welcome Cat!!!
D Jam3s (4 months ago)
Thank you God bless
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
You are welcome!
COOKING WITH SAM (4 months ago)
Iam a fresher ,what should i say regarding to my experience?
Andrew LaCivita (4 months ago)
Check my video on how to make your college resume stand out!

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