A cover letter is your opportunity to offer employers a snapshot of who you are and what you can bring to the company. Don’t ruin this critical introduction with ho-hum statements and inattention to detail. Instead, learn from mistakes these career experts have witnessed applicants make time and again.
We know many of you are seeking a new (or better) job, so to help you uncover valuable opportunities, we'll be spotlighting a job of the week. This week, we’re featuring an opportunity for a senior administrative assistant.
Based in Carlsbad, California, this person provides complex administrative support functions for the TADI (Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion) leadership team ensuring efficient office operations. Responsible for heavy calendar management, requiring interaction with both internal and external individuals.
OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals, recently conducted a survey in which more than 1,300 senior managers were asked, "What is the most overused or meaningless phrase you see on résumés?” Top responses included:
Landing an interview can be difficult, so the last thing you want to do when getting one is blow it. A recent CareerBuilder survey of hiring managers reports that the top detrimental mistakes in job interviews include: