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Tuesday Tip: Do I really need a cover letter?

Should you always use a cover letter when applying to jobs? 
I will leave that for your discretion. Personally, I don't include a cover letter each time I have applied for jobs. However, I will provide you with 4 reasons of when to include your cover letter. First, let’s start with the basics. 
What is a cover letter?
A cover letter is an introduction or proposal to your resume. The goal is to get the reader to look at your resume. A professional cover letter can contain, 2-3 short paragraphs with some of your key strengths and skills. Example, introduce yourself and tell how you learned about the position in first paragraph; Next, mention key aspects of your experience and strengths and last mention how you believe you are a good match and refer the reader to your resume.  Cover letters are meant to be tailored to each job you apply to. 
When should I include a cover letter? Required. If the position you are applying for states that a cover letter is required, then definitel…

Tuesday Tip: Teen Edition-Resume

I've noticed as I am researching available jobs for teens in for our Facebook group, Dallas Teen Job Search, some online applications require a resume. Even if a teen never held a job, a resume can be done. I create and revamp resumes as a part of my nonprofit and wanted to share some tips for teens. A resume is a document that highlights your skills, abilities, education and work experience. A resume is a job marketing tool. See example picture above 😉 Here are some pointers on what goes on a resume for a high school student even if you never held a job. Also, some main sections a basic student resume should have.

Contact information: First and last name, phone number and email address. Some would add full address but city and state where you reside is fine. This should always be at the top or listed first!Objective summary: This is a few sentences that summarize your qualifications for the job. List some of your strengths and skills that are most relevant to the job. An objecti…