HR Bees… Can you help me?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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1634 posts
Bumble bee

@MrsPhilly:  I think it’s good, but honestly there’s not a lot of meat in it. I’. Mention a couple of your skills that you think would set you apart in this position. You don’t have to mention exactly what experience you have because that’s what your resume is for. If it’s a unique and cool place, you don’t want your cover letter to be a bunch of fluff, you know? Hope you don’t take that the wrong way!

Post # 5
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1021 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsPhilly:  you will need ro edit it to fit each job description.  like if it says they need someone with leadership skills you should talk about what you have in those.  it can’t be generic, they see through that.  

Post # 7
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1634 posts
Bumble bee

@MrsPhilly:  mine would say something like “my 6 years of experience with the school board has helped me become a great team-player, an efficient and organized employee and a good multi-tasker. during my time at blah blah school I have learned how to be self- sufficient, and focused” fill in the spaces with all the “resume points” like your amount of experience and your schooling, but really drive home what would make you awesome for this job. you can re-do t and post it again if you’d like 🙂

Post # 8
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968 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Be more confident. “I would like to” and “I believe” and “I feel” sound meek and uncertain.

“I am forwarding my resume for your consideration…” and “As an employee for the largest _(my location)_ school board for the past six years, I have developed a unique skill set and repertoire of experience that would be of considerable value to this position” sound more professional and self-assured.

I know those don’t seem like important changes but in my experience bold, direct statements of fact are more effective than opinions.

Good luck!

Post # 9
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1634 posts
Bumble bee

@MrsPhilly:  do they list the qualities they are looking for? i ways try to add those words into a cover letter , or something really similar

Post # 12
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1634 posts
Bumble bee

@MrsPhilly:  I think your cover should show your written communication skills. I’d say pick your strongest skills out of that list, and put them in your cover letter. Make sure you have an example of a time you displayed or utilized that skill so you can back it up in an interview if need be. 

Post # 15
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1021 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsPhilly:  it’s still very cut and paste.  can you put in a line about what some of your responsibilities were at your last job?  even if it’s just rewording your resume.  i DO see that you are an amazing writer!

Post # 16
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1021 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsPhilly:  you just need to add something that makes you stand out.  

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