Creep It Real with Your Job Search!
“October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl up around
the dancing flames and sink into a good book."   
-John Sinor

There’s something about the word “cover letter” that strikes fear into the hearts of many job applicants. But, it doesn't have to be this way.

First, remember your target audience when writing a cover letter. A hiring manager is a busy person with a full-time job, so you don’t want to waste his/her time. Keep your cover letter simple, short and sweet.

Second, think about why you’re applying for this position. Is it something you believe you’d be good at? Why? What have you done in your past positions that can prove to the hiring manager that you have the right skills? All you need to do is explain why you want to work for this company. Again, keep it simple.

Last but not least, all you really need to do is think about how you would explain your reasoning behind applying for a specific job to a friend and write it down in a few short, professional sentences. Do not overthink this. You can exude your passion for the job by stating it simply and reinforce the skills listed on your resume with a few key highlights. Don't let a cover letter scare you away from a potential opportunity and remember, keep it simple!

If you need help with networking and creating a career plan, reach out to your career specialist today.
Translating Your Skills To Your Resume

Soft and hard skills are both very important when it comes to finding a suitable career. Not every job posting or company is looking for the same combination of the two types of skills, so ensuring that your skills are the most up to date and translatable is key to securing that dream job.

You may be asking yourself, “How do I translate my skills to my resume successfully?” In order to do that we must first understand the difference between soft and hard skills.

Hard skills are skills that you have learned, received training on, and in a sense are tangible. These skills are easily translatable on a resume because of that fact. They are things that you may have a certification in, or a software you have experience working with, etc.

Soft skills, however, are less tangible. These are your people skills. The things that you do without necessarily needing training or a certification in. Time management, communication, and being detail oriented are considered soft skills.

​How do you know what soft skills you have? How can you present them to potential employers?

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