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How to explain on cover letter I've just started a year off?

I started a year off a month ago to take some courses I've been interested in and do some travelling too. A PT position in my old industry has come up in the city I'll be studying in. This city is also the city I've always wanted to live in, which is why I'm making an exception to apply for this. How do I explain this year off on my cover letter? [more inside]
posted by glache on Jan 30, 2015 - 10 answers

How to look for a job efficiently in the internet age?

The last time I went job searching was through answering ads on Monster. Everything was fairly straightforward. I would send my resume, go on an interview, get an offer or not. Now the advice is to network, use LinkedIn, find a recruiter, and figure out how to optimize keywords to defeat bot filtering while registering online. I’ve tried this without any success. Is there a better way to beat the system? Someone break this down for me. What actually works? [more inside]
posted by adapt on Oct 6, 2014 - 15 answers

I suck at Scrabble and I need Words to express Things. Help?

I would like to include in my cover letter the sentiment that the years I took off from work (for reasons I touch on) make me hungry for any job I take on. I would really like a job that gave me things to think about, something to focus on and obsess over. How can I put this that doesn't use the word "hungry" and makes me sound more like a dedicated worker and less like a slightly crazed person? My thesaurus's suggestion of "could eat a horse" is not helping.
posted by FiveSecondRule on Jan 3, 2014 - 11 answers

help me avoid cover letter pitfalls

I'm writing a cover letter applying to film casting internships in NYC. When I explain why I want to work for specific companies how do I avoid sounding fanboyish? Also how do I broach the subject of my age? [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on Aug 30, 2013 - 7 answers

How do I land my dream job with little experience?

I'm about to enter the work force with a Masters degree and little applied work experience. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by northxnorthwest on Jun 1, 2013 - 11 answers

Can I apply for a job that reports to a job I applied for in the past without looking like an ass?

Applied for job last month, didn't get it. Now another job from same company has been posted - a position that would be reporting to the higher-up position I applied for last month. Is it completely weird to throw my hat in the ring again? Snowflakiness inside. [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Nov 1, 2011 - 20 answers

Is it bad if I send similar cover letters to the same recruiter for different jobs?

Looking for lab research assistant/technician jobs in the academic industry. Many of these jobs within the same schools have the same recruiter. Is it bad to have a similar cover letter for the same recruiter for these similar jobs? [more inside]
posted by skybluesky on Jul 5, 2011 - 3 answers

How can a great classroom teacher find a geat job not in the classroom?

Where can someone who cares about children, especially those who are disadvantaged orwith special needs find a job outside of the classroom? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Apr 8, 2011 - 5 answers

Why yes, I will totally resort to flattery if that's what you would like, Mr. McAwesomesauce!

Interviewers/HR people: what's the best cover letter you've ever read, the one that made you want to hire that person on the spot? [more inside]
posted by T.D. Strange on Mar 21, 2011 - 26 answers

Rate this thing that is a cover letter

I have written a cover letter. I would like to know whether it makes recruiters jump for joy or punch the screen. [more inside]
posted by Fen on Mar 11, 2011 - 40 answers

Should I name drop in a cover letter?

I'm writing a cover letter for a job application at a company. Should I mention in the letter how I found out about the opening? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Mar 28, 2010 - 8 answers

The great cover letter debate

I am ready to pull out my hair!! What is the difference between a cover letter and a "Personal Qualifications Statement"? I feel as though I am merely going to be restating information. ( I am applying for a position as an adjunct instructor, and I have been asked to write both.)
posted by AlliKat75 on Mar 21, 2010 - 11 answers

To whom it may concern:

I'd like to see examples of great cover letters, please. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Mar 8, 2009 - 20 answers

Strike the floor jogging

I loathe the phrase "[I will] hit the ground running." What can I say in a cover letter that conveys that point without any of the cliche?
posted by Franklin76 on Jan 6, 2009 - 17 answers

Cover letter for a full-time job that shouldn't be

Help me write a winning cover letter! I'm trying to convince a company looking for software engineers that I could be a great addition even though I don't want to work full-time. [more inside]
posted by tigerjade on Mar 3, 2008 - 7 answers

I want to work for the gubmint

I need help on the Federal job application process [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jun 19, 2007 - 9 answers

How to format my paragraphs in a job application?

How should I format the paragraphs in my cover letter / application materials for an academic position? [more inside]
posted by evinrude on Mar 5, 2007 - 9 answers

How Important Are Cover Letters?

Do cover letters matter? [more inside]
posted by clairezulkey on Aug 16, 2006 - 20 answers

Cover letters, round 2

Job filter: any advice for a recent graduate trying to write a cover letter that isn't all inane buzzwords and useless filler? [more inside]
posted by Mayor West on May 25, 2006 - 11 answers

I need a jumpstart on my cover letters.

What should I write about in my cover letter if there is no specific job description? [more inside]
posted by saucy on Oct 11, 2005 - 6 answers

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