Skip to main content

Environment and Agriculture Resume Template 1

Why is Resume important for Environment and Agriculture Roles?

Confused about what to incorporate in your Environment and Agriculture Resume? By using Career Center, you can browse Environment and Agriculture Resume templates and download them for free. With many themes and styles to choose from, all you have to do is choose from the list of options available and download your free Resume template online today.

Accountancy Banking and Finance Resume Template 4

Why is Resume important for Banking and Financial services Roles?
Careers in banking and finance are primarily well-compensated. Still, your Resume is the most crucial step in getting banking and financial services positions if you are just starting your career. Before the interview, you should send your Resume to prospective employers to prove your suitability. After reviewing the detailed information listed, if the employer thinks you are suitable for the job, they can invite you to an interview and judge you based on your performance in the discussion. Though you are an excellent candidate but fail to present the details on your Resume correctly, you may lose opportunities.

Accountancy Banking and Finance Resume Template 3

Why is Resume important for Banking and Financial services Roles?
Careers in banking and finance are primarily well-compensated. Still, your Resume is the most crucial step in getting banking and financial services positions if you are just starting your career. Before the interview, you should send your Resume to prospective employers to prove your suitability. After reviewing the detailed information listed, if the employer thinks you are suitable for the job, they can invite you to an interview and judge you based on your performance in the discussion. Though you are an excellent candidate but fail to present the details on your Resume correctly, you may lose opportunities.

Accountancy Banking and Finance Resume Template 2

Why is Resume important for Banking and Financial services Roles?
Careers in banking and finance are primarily well-compensated. Still, your Resume is the most crucial step in getting banking and financial services positions if you are just starting your career. Before the interview, you should send your Resume to prospective employers to prove your suitability. After reviewing the detailed information listed, if the employer thinks you are suitable for the job, they can invite you to an interview and judge you based on your performance in the discussion. Though you are an excellent candidate but fail to present the details on your Resume correctly, you may lose opportunities.

Beta products on WhatJobs.com

What are Beta services?

The ‘beta’ label means looking at the first or second phase of a new service, tool, product, or web page introduced by WhatJobs.com. This means we are testing or sampling new ideas and inviting our users to try the product while encouraging feedback.

Why do we do this?

WhatJobs regularly launch new products or services for our audience. We are letting users know that we are looking to test and improve performance during this phase continually. We feel the best way to do this is by opening up to certain ‘real-life’ users.

By displaying the beta label, we are effectively telling the user that this is a new service and may not work as expected.

If you find any errors on beta pages, please email us at [email protected] and provide as much information as possible. On occasion, a WhatJobs new, improved service will be available simultaneously with an older one. In these circumstances, you can choose which one to use.

After a successful beta program, we will usually change the status to ‘live’ and replace any older services that perform the same task.

Beta for employers’ products

As WhatJobs expands its global offering to direct employers and recruiters, we work with hundreds of international partners to ensure our products work in the USA and across every country we operate within.

Using the phase one employer’s job posting product, you may find that features will appear one day, disappear the next, and vice versa. You may also find that certain features do not work as well as expected. We continue to monitor this feedback, and once we feel we are ready to go ‘live,’ the beta sign will be taken down.

Last updated 09 September 2022

WhatJobs Publisher Program Terms

General Introduction

By registering and accepting the WhatJobs Publisher Program Terms (“WPPT”), you agree to be bound by them. This applies to affiliates (‘Affiliates’) of WhatJobs.com. (‘WhatJobs’) who publish on their websites or provide links from their websites to web pages that contain any of the following elements provided by WhatJobs (collectively, ‘Program Elements’): job search results, job search Box, pay-per-click advertisements, links, insertion code, and any WhatJobs logos or other elements supplied by WhatJobs for use on Affiliates’ websites or websites co-branded by WhatJobs and Affiliate. Affiliates include the party publishing the results and/or any agency or network acting on its (or their) behalf, which this WPPT shall also bind. As a publisher, you are responsible for compliance with all local or applicable laws, including any marketing or advertising laws. WhatJobs only compensates publishers for clicks on your page and not clicks obtained by any other means, including but not limited to text messages.

Job Syndication Service

WhatJobs shall provide job advertising information such as job title, job description, location, salary, publication date, and the company offering the job. This information shall be passed via API or XML-Feed to the Publisher. WhatJobs shall pay the Publisher on a cost per click or shared revenue basis. The Publisher will find the specifics on their Insertion Order Agreement.

The Publisher agrees to refresh the jobs it displays to its users within 2 hours of receiving the latest job content from WhatJobs.

As the Publisher, you agree to collect a refreshed XML file from WhatJobs daily with a frequency of no less than four times in a 24-hour period. If for any reason, you cannot process the feed in a given day, you will notify WhatJobs via email at [email protected] as soon as possible. 

The Publisher undertakes not to alter the job information and will store and present the jobs provided by WhatJobs on its website(s) in the way WhatJobs deliver them. This includes frames, footers, text, URLs, and a unique tracking ID provided by WhatJobs. The Publisher will ensure that all displayed content complies with applicable local law.

WhatJobs agrees to pay the Publisher for each unique click by a valid user. A Valid Click (defined below) must deliver the user to a WhatJobs advert as supplied via the XML or API feed.

The Publisher agrees not to pass information from WhatJobs to certain job and social media-related services such as (but not limited to) Linkedin, Google For Jobs, Facebook, or other listed partners on the insertion order, without the express written consent of WhatJobs. The Publisher shall take all measures to prevent scraping services or other related websites from adopting job advertisements from WhatJobs.

Jobs By Email Service

WhatJobs will provide the Publisher with a job feed (in a format to be agreed upon between the parties) of relevant, up-to-date jobs for the Publisher to market job offerings to their database of users. The Publisher agrees to refresh and update the job content and user lists daily or at a schedule agreed between WhatJobs and the Publisher.

The Publisher will send targeted emails with job advertisements and appropriate opt-outs to some or all of its user lists. WhatJobs reserves the right to audit email templates’ style, format, and content to enhance the service. Both WhatJobs and the Publisher will work together to share information on opt-outs, complaints and other customer service actions. The Publisher adheres to action removal requests promptly.

WhatJobs agrees to pay the Publisher for each unique click by a valid user. A Valid Click (defined below) must deliver the user to one of WhatJobs adverts as supplied via the XML or API feed to run the Jobs By Email Service.

Co-Registration Service

The Publisher will co-register their users via the WhatJobs API when the user subscribes for a Jobs By Email on the Publisher website. User information the Publisher provides must contain a valid email address, location, job title, IP address, and timestamp. WhatJobs reserves the right to only pay out for those registrations unique in the last 180 days. 

WhatJobs will use the data provided to deliver emails, including targeted job advertisements and other career-related promotions. WhatJobs will include the appropriate opt-outs to some or all of the users provided by the Publisher and share this information with the Publisher upon request.

WhatJobs agrees to pay the Publisher a fixed fee for each unique record or a profit share of each Valid Click generated for the first 180 days of use. 

Grant of Rights

WhatJobs grants the non-exclusive right to the Publisher to use its job advert information, brand names, and logos for the Services described above. 

WhatJobs may use the Publisher name and logo for various promotions carried out across the WhatJobs global network, PR, Social Media, radio, television, and any other form of marketing communications deemed necessary. 

SERVICE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General terms and conditions

Each Party will promptly notify the other if it receives a complaint or communication from a user (or third party) related to any Service above. 

The Publisher will provide all reasonable assistance to share information to users and third parties concerning incoming communication at no cost to WhatJobs. 

Publishers shall not approach or solicit, directly or indirectly, any job board, recruiter, direct employer, training provider, or another advertiser who is the client of WhatJobs. 

The Publisher shall not offer WhatJobs advertisers any cost-per-click advertising services for the duration of this agreement without express written permission from WhatJobs.

Reporting, Invoicing, and Payments

Within seven days of the end of each calendar month, WhatJobs shall prepare a Traffic Report and make it available for the Publisher.

The Traffic Report will contain details of the number of accepted users and/or Valid Clicks generated by the Publisher during the previous calendar month and the Service(s) provided. 

The Traffic Report will show a full and final calculation of the fees subsequently due to the Publisher.

Upon receipt of the Traffic Report, the Publisher will send an invoice to Whatjobs for the fees shown within 14 days of receipt. 

WhatJobs will only pay a minimum of $100 (regional variances may apply, see your account manager) on any given invoice. If the Publisher has not yet reached that threshold WhatJobs will roll up the owed monies until the minimum payment threshold has been satisfied.

All amounts and sums set out in these terms are exclusive of local sales taxes, which, if chargeable, shall be added to the invoice.

WhatJobs shall pay the Publisher within 45 days of the invoice date. Payment shall be made by direct bank transfer. Other payment methods may be acceptable and must be agreed upon by your account manager.

The invoices will be paid in the currency specified on the insertion order. 

WhatJobs reserves the right to use their Traffic Report as a complete and final settlement upon any discrepancies. 

If the Publisher provides traffic beyond any reasonable or agreed budget, no additional costs will be incurred by WhatJobs.

Valid Clicks, Users & Tracking

WhatJobs defines a Valid Click as a unique, non-incentivized redirection to any WhatJobs job advert provided from any of the Services described above. WhatJobs will exclude the following:

Clicks determined by in-house monitoring software as invalid, log files reporting, Google Analytics, or other independent third-party solutions that detect internet bots rather than a genuine human user.

Clicks delivered to a job advert 24 hours or more after WhatJobs has established the advert as having expired and removed from the Publisher XML-File.

Any repeat clicks from the same user, IP, or user agent, on the same advert within the same user session or within 24 hours of the first click.

Clicks that have been processed without a page rendering that may indicate the use of Pop Network traffic or similar.

International clicks or users originating from a country outside the applicable geographic scope.

Duplicate registrations within 180 days on the Co-Registration Service.

Any clicks from known Black Listed IP addresses and/or databases determined by WhatJobs and/or third-party fraud detection software.

Clicks to which WhatJobs determines by reasonable judgment as to not turn into productive traffic. 

WhatJobs reserves the right to request a Click Audit from the Publisher during this Agreement. Although not exhaustive, this may include a request to verify traffic sources, marketing campaigns, IP addresses, opt-in details, timestamps, or any other reasonable request to determine if a click and/or user is valid.

WhatJobs tracking analysis will be deemed as final in the course of any disputes that arise around Valid Clicks and/or users.

WhatJobs reserves the right to withhold any payments due to the Publisher upon reasonable judgment if it is suspected that the Publisher has not complied with these Terms and Conditions.

Use of Job Ad Content 

To prevent the practice of negative SEO, the Publisher agrees to;

  • Pass all job detail pages through a 302 redirect to control the passing of link value and to avoid being seen as manipulative to search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo,
  • only use anchor text for the full domain name or brand, for example, “www.whatjobs.com.” If using images, the Publisher will use the “alt” attribute, for example, “alt=www.whatjobs.com”
  • to not link to a brand directly more than once,
  • not create links from its footer, header, or sidebar, and avoid all other ROS style linking,
  • not inject additional links or source code onto job details pages, 
  • not to scrape WhatJobs for additional content to produce a full job description, 
  • pass a rel=”sponsored” or NoIndex attribute to the job details page and/or source URL,
  • make every effort to prevent scraping by adding a disallow instruction to their Robots.txt file
  • not to repost onto third-party websites (without the express written permission of your account manager),
  • not publish brands as their own client base nor to use brands to encourage click activity,
  • remove all legacy (expired jobs) content from their website,
  • not engage in any linking practices forbidden by Google and other search engines.

Warranties

The Publisher warrants that, in respect of all data provided to WhatJobs in the case of the Services listed above that:

  • The Publisher is the Data Controller (as defined by GDPR/Federal Trade Commission Act) of the user data; every User has provided lawful opt-in consent (in compliance with all applicable laws including but not limited to GDPR and the Federal Trade Commission Act
  • On request, the Publisher can give evidence of this on a case-by-case basis.
  • The Publisher will not knowingly provide any information or data procured through fraud, identity theft, or any illegal or illicit means, or in a manner, not in compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
  • The Publisher will maintain all documents and records necessary to demonstrate compliance which can be provided upon request.
  • The Publisher has established and implemented commercially reasonable practices and procedures to prevent the illegal sharing of data or information.
  • The Publisher agrees that they will notify WhatJobs within 72 hours if any data provided is suspected to be damaged, corrupted, inaccurate or unusable, or in breach of this agreement and will provide reasonable cooperation and assistance to WhatJobs to remedy or mitigate the effects of any such infringement at no cost to WhatJobs. 
  • Each Party warrants, represents, and undertakes to the other that;
  • It has the requisite corporate authority to enter into this agreement and perform its obligations hereunder, it shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to GDPR and the Federal Trade Commission Act, concerning the performance of its obligations under this Agreement, entering into this Agreement will not cause that party to be in breach of any other contract to which it is a party or any statutory or other legal requirements.

Intellectual Property

Any intellectual property rights connected with the Services shall remain vested in WhatJobs or any third party from whom such rights are licensed. Furthermore, the Publisher agrees to;

  • Not reproduce, copy, modify, adapt, publish, transmit, distribute or in any way commercially exploit any material which is subject to these intellectual property rights,
  • not copy, modify, display, rent or unbundle any of the Services listed above,
  • not reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any of the Services, 
  • will not otherwise attempt to reconstruct or discover the source code for the Services,

The Publisher grants to WhatJobs a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, royalty-free license to use the Publisher’s branding and trademarks to any extent necessary to provide the Services.

Disclaimer and Liabilities 

WhatJobs, despite its best efforts, cannot guarantee that;

  •  the Services will be available at all times,
  •  the Services will be free from errors, viruses, and/or other harmful applications, 
  •  the Services will generate any responses, applicants, clicks, or revenue. 
  • WhatJobs shall not be in breach of these Terms if events beyond its reasonable control prevent WhatJobs from providing the Services to the Publisher. 

Under no circumstances shall WhatJobs be liable for any consequential, direct, or indirect losses arising from the Services. Any loss of profits, revenue, interest, goodwill, business, and/or savings is the Publisher’s sole responsibility.

The aggregate liability of either party in respect of any matter connected with this contract, and under warranty (including negligence) or any other head of law, shall not exceed the amounts paid by WhatJobs to the Publisher in the previous three months or $20,000, whichever is greater.

In jurisdictions where the foregoing limitation of liability is not permitted, the liability of any party will be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Indemnity

Parties shall indemnify and keep each other indemnified from and against all actions, including;

  • claims, costs, damages, demands, expenses, fines, liabilities, losses, penalties, and sanctions (including amounts paid in settlement, out-of-pocket costs, and interest), 
  • all legal fees suffered or incurred as a result of either party’s material breach of this agreement or any emails sent to users whether or not in violation of this agreement.

Term & Termination 

This Agreement shall take effect from the date outlined in the Insertion Order and shall continue unless terminated by either party. Either party may terminate this agreement for any reason at 48 hours’ notice in writing or by email to the account manager unless otherwise stated in writing. 

Confidentiality 

All confidential information given by either party to the other or otherwise obtained shall be treated by the other party, its employees, and subcontractors as confidential and; shall not be used other than for the benefit of the disclosing party or the furtherance of each party’s obligations under this Agreement. 

The foregoing applies, notwithstanding that such confidential information may have been disclosed before this Agreement.

Each Party undertakes not to disclose, without the prior consent in writing of the other, confidential information belonging to or disclosed by the other in whole or in part to any other person save those of its employees, agents, and contractors who are engaged in performing the provision or receipt of that party’s obligations hereunder and have a reasonable need to know such information, and to its board members, professional advisers and auditors who have a valid need to know such information to advise the Publisher or otherwise carry out their duties. 

Each Party undertakes to use the confidential information belonging to or disclosed by the other solely in connection with their performance of this Agreement and not for its benefit or the benefit of any third party. Each Party undertakes to protect all confidential information of the other in the same manner as it protects its own and not to mingle the personal data of the other with its own.

At the request of a disclosing Party, the receiving Party shall promptly and within 30 days return to the disclosing Party or destroy all Confidential Information of the disclosing Party and; shall certify by a signature of a Director (as the term is understood in law) that it has complied with this sub-clause. 

In respect of confidential information stored electronically, it shall be sufficient that a Party uses its best reasonable efforts to erase such data from its systems. This shall not include expunging such data from a Party’s enterprise-level backups or archives unless and until such backups and/or libraries are restored to a live environment.

Relationship

WhatJobs and the Publisher are entering into this agreement as principals, and nothing in this agreement shall serve to create any agency or official partnership. 

Amendments to these terms

No amendment to this Agreement shall be valid unless made in writing and signed by, or emailed by, an authorized representative from WhatJobs.

Third Party Rights

Nothing in this Agreement is intended to give any person that is not a party to this Agreement any rights to rely on or enforce any provision of this Agreement against either Party, whether by operation of law or otherwise.

Force Majeure

Neither WhatJobs nor the Publisher shall have any liability or be deemed to be in breach of this Agreement for any delays or failures in performance of this Agreement that result from an event of Force Majeure.

Either Party affected by such an event of Force Majeure shall promptly notify the other Party in writing when such an event causes a delay or failure in performance and when it ceases to do so.

Governing Law and Venue

This Agreement and all non-contractual obligations arising out of it are governed by and shall be construed initially under the laws of Ireland within the European Union without regard to its provisions on conflict of law. Parties within the EU unconditionally submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Ireland. 

Outside of the EU, any actions, lawsuits, or other legal proceedings related to such dispute shall be filed in domestic courts via one of WhatJobs local legal representatives covering the United States, Canada, Asia, Great Britain, and Australia. 

 Prohibited Actions

The following methods of data gathering are strictly prohibited and will result in the immediate suspension of this agreement;

  • Buying, renting, or sharing of data
  • harvesting email addresses
  • gathering data by scraping websites or email
  • assumed opt-in – The user has not explicitly requested to receive a  job alert
  • email appending – Using known information in a database to cross-reference other databases for the users’ email addresses.

Managing Data

The Publisher will, at all times;

  • ensure its unsubscribe process is as simple to follow as its sign-up process,
  • ensure all unsubscribes are processed as close to real-time as possible and are shared with WhatJobs within 24 hours (or less),
  • ensure all complaints are immediately unsubscribed and are promptly shared with WhatJobs,
  • all hard (permanent delivery failures) bounces and soft (temporary bounces) are processed correctly. You should have rules in place to deactivate users after a certain number of bounces and ensure this information is shared with WhatJobs,
  • undertake a policy where users auto-unsubscribe after a maximum of 6 months of inactivity,
  • ensure any complaints received through manual channels (direct emails, phone calls, etc.) are processed within 24 hours,
  • ensure you are compliant with GDPR/Federal Trade Commission Act regulations.

Gathering user data

Any user data should be gathered using explicit consent, i.e., the user should provide their email addresses knowing exactly what kind of communications they will receive at the point of sign up; there should be a typo check in place. Malformed/typo email addresses should be rejected at the time of sign-up. 

You should also;

  • run a ‘ReCaptcha’ or a similar tool to ensure signups are from a ‘human’ and not a machine,
  • ensure your privacy policy and T&C’s are easily accessible and that users know how they can contact you and unsubscribe at any time,
  • reject any sign-up from temporary email addresses.

These terms and conditions were last updated in September 2022

The benefits of temporary work

Many human resources professionals have discovered in recent years that recruiting temporary workers is critical for engaging workers who are not committed to long term employment and accompanying perks. Temporary work is available for a variety of job types, levels of expertise, and pay grades, not just for first time workers and new professionals.

If you are unable to obtain a permanent position, temporary jobs are a suitable location to wait for a permanent and full time position in the near future. Temporary staff are employed to assist businesses in meeting business demands, but they are not entitled to the same benefits as regular employees. The great news is that if the temporary employee performs well, he will be promoted to a permanent position.

Apart from saving money on the expense of hiring permanent personnel, companies provide temp jobs for a reason. Covering the labor of sick employees or women on maternity leave, filling client seasonal work demand, meeting temporarily growing orders from manufacturers, and well-defined work assignments, such as census jobs, are all part of the objective. The needs of the positions listed clearly do not necessitate a  employee. Temporary staff give some job security to regular employees, as temporary workers are often the first to be laid off during a business or economic slump.

Temporary positions might be full time, long time or part time jobs. There are no benefits or job stability, and the temporary assignment can be canceled at any time based on the needs of the organization. Temporary staff, on the other hand, are not treated differently than regular employees. They attend all of the company’s events and meetings. There are agencies that provide temporary workers, and temporary staff who work for these agencies may be eligible for paid benefits such as health insurance.

Different kinds of temporary work

Contract Jobs

Contract jobs also known as temp to hire are occupations that have a specified purpose and are usually for a set period. A company may, for example, require new person or additional computer personnel to install and test a new software application. When the new installation is finished, the necessity is met, and the project is completed.

Contract workers, in general, have a specific talent that the organization requires, hence contract employment pays highly, often even higher than comparable full time roles or part time jobs. Contract workers, on the other hand, are not entitled to company perks. You are responsible for all of your expenses, including health insurance.

It’s not difficult to find contract work. Many of the opportunities available are contract ones, and many organizations say they use contract positions to meet temporary needs and to “test out” new employees to see whether they are a good fit.

Staffing firms are responsible for at least part of the contract jobs you find. Some employment firms specialize in a particular field, such as accounting or computer support or specialty occupation. When you work for a staffing firm, you are technically employed by them and are paid by them. If you work for an agency, you may be eligible for group savings on health insurance and 401(k) plans according to the American staffing association.

Some contractors work on their own. To be an independent contractor, you’ll need a lot of experience and marketable expertise. You are also responsible for your own taxes, health insurance, employment rights, and retirement plans.

Temporary Jobs

The distinction between contract and temporary positions is probably arbitrary, but such work generally demands lower-level abilities. For instance, during an especially busy season, a bank might hire several contract workers to process mortgage loans and a significant number of temporary staff to scan mortgage paperwork into the software system. In most cases, temporary workers are checked by an agency before being hired by the employer. The employer may interview contract workers individually, but this is not always the case, and numerous applications may be considered for a post.

Finally, temporary assignments might last anywhere from a few days to several months. An office worker with secretarial abilities, for instance, could be hired to fill in for a part time clerk who is on vacation for two weeks or on maternity leave for a few months.

It’s not difficult to find temporary tasks. You should apply to two or three different staffing firms. The agency will interview you and screen you for any abilities they deem required. Remember that this is a job interview, so set an appointment, be on time and dressed appropriately, and bring your resume and any references you may have.  Your timetable should be fairly flexible hours if you are applying for temporary positions. It’s possible that you’ll be called for a job on short notice. 

There are several millions around the world who want to advance their careers in the United States, but each of those individuals requires a specific visa that meets their needs. A non-immigrant status  is required whether you want to go as a temporary worker or work in the IT sector. All visas must be approved by the US Citizenship and Immigration Service especially if you are on a nonimmigrant petition and the border protection in the US before the employer can file for sponsorship.

Freelance Jobs

Freelance work is only mentioned here because it is frequently taken in with contract work. The main distinction between contract work and freelance work is that the freelancer is always self-reliant and usually a self-employed business owner. That is, a freelancer provides their own workspace and all necessary tools. Furthermore, they are likely to work for multiple clients at the same time.

A freelance writer, for example, may write web content for one customer, a printed journal for another, and ad copy for a third. Freelancers are more usually associated with the arts, but this is not always the case. They work as writers, graphic designers, part time web designers, fashion models, and so on. Interior designers, for example, work in much the same way as freelancers but are not usually referred to as such.

Depending on your skills and background, finding freelance jobs can be simple. While many freelancers work and find work online, word-of-mouth is also important. Freelancers must learn marketing skills, time management, customer service, basic bookkeeping, and other basic business management skills in addition to the basic skill they are selling.

However, even if you work on a contract basis, temp work and temp jobs provide a living for your family and food on the table.

Here are some benefits of temporary jobs:

New challenges

Many individuals do not choose to work in temporary roles because it is their preferred option, but rather as a means of solving problems at the time. However, for those who enjoy variety and new challenges, progress in various surroundings and with new people can be a surprisingly rewarding experience.

Taking on roles like project management is an excellent example of this. They allow you to apply your skills to a situation on its own distinguished merit before moving on to a completely new challenge when a project is completed.

Knowing you can find a temporary occupation on short notice can be empowering when it comes to having a ‘safety net.’ This is especially important if you don’t have any savings or if you have substantial financial obligations. Losing a job can be disastrous, but having the versatility to accept such work can make things much easier.

Different experiences

When it comes to temporary work, it’s not just the locations and specifics of the work that can present new and exciting opportunities. Meeting people from different backgrounds, work disciplines, and life histories can help your career.

Helping your career

Some people like the freedom and flexibility that temporary positions offer and take a succession of different roles. Others also use this kind of work as a stepping stone toward further advancement in their career. Any work experience adds flavor to a resume and offers potential employers a greater insight into your own capabilities. By using temporary positions you can add to your existing skillset.

A candidate with a good record of attendance and work history is far more appealing to a prospective employer, and temporary work saves you from having to explain gaps in your resume’s employment history.

Freedom and Flexibility 

There are numerous reasons why temporary work may suit individuals in multiple situations, but the practical advantages that many self-employed people enjoy can also be shared. Since you have more freedom and flexibility, you can basically pick and choose which jobs you take, which can be empowering. Registering with an industry-specific agency can be the first step toward gaining more control over your working life. Temporary positions can help you evaluate potential jobs before committing to them wholeheartedly.

Reduce costs 

It is easy to see why businesses have grown so fond of staffing solutions. When necessary, temporary staffing agencies can be used to increase service levels at a fraction of the cost of keeping those full time employees. The company is not responsible for benefits including workplace safety or other costs because temporary staff work for recruitment agencies. Temporary staff rates may include legally required expenses as well as discretionary expenses such as medical, bonuses, and annual leave. In general, the average benefits package is equal to 30-40% of the employee’s salary. As a result, using temporary workforce saves around 30-40% on the payroll. Furthermore, the company saves money on training because temporary recruitment agencies ensure the candidates have the necessary skills and practical training.

Save time 

The time spent on temporary staff recruitment and placement is a function performed by the staffing temporary agency. All of the marketing, screening, interviewing, and reference checking required to attract and vet potential employees is handled by agencies. By not having to sift through heaps of unqualified applicants and look through qualified employees the company saves time and money. Because the agencies have already pre-screened for the necessary skills, training time will be minimal. The temporary employees are ready to work and productive almost immediately.

Furthermore, the agency usually handles the temporary staff’s payroll, compensation management, and legislative requirements, saving you time and money. 

The advantages of using temporary staffing solutions let you upsurge productivity when needed while keeping your payroll under control. It also enables you to keep your workforce at optimal levels that you can afford while gaining the flexibility to meet work demands quickly and efficiently. If you are searching for work, it is likely that you will, at some point, consider some form of temporary work. 

Control your career 

The brave and enterprising choose temporary work because it allows them to maintain control over their careers. You can take a break and return if you want, or you can change jobs if that is what you want. Typically, in a temporary job or temporary basis, you commit to a very short period of time with the option to leave early. It is also a win-win situation for the employer, as they are not burdened with an employee whose services they do not require. Furthermore, the retrenchment of a temporary worker is inexpensive.

Variety of skill 

You get a lot of variety as a temporary worker. Even if many companies where you work do the same thing, the advantage to you is that you learn new ways to do it. This provides you with numerous benefits. When you apply for a job, you will be approached by a many employers. Another advantage is that you can learn new skills for example a motion picture actor who can potentially monetize.

Build a Network 

You will have the opportunity to network using social media platforms like creating a LinkedIn profile. You will be able to find a new job if your current employer goes bankrupt if you build a network. Another advantage is that you can take more time off because temporary work allows it. You will be able to work as a contractor, though not in the same capacity.

Plan your leaves

You can have both your cake and eat it. Whether you are a temporary or permanent employee, the laws require you to have sick leave, weekly off, a holiday allowance, and insurance. The employer is also obligated to provide you with the same working conditions benefits as permanent employees. That is another significant benefit to consider.

Some Points to Be Considered for Temporary Jobs

Not everyone gets the job they want. If you’re unemployed, a temporary job could be a stepping stone to more permanent work. It can provide an entry point into organizations where permanent positions are scarce and competitive. Internal promotion is usually easier than external promotion in most organizations. 

Choosing temporary work over being unemployed demonstrates your employability, your willingness to stick with a job, even if it is routine manual or unskilled clerical work, as well as your extraordinary ability to get along with others and other transferable skills.

There are numerous factors to consider before applying for a job. These factors will help you decide whether to accept the job or wait until you find a permanent role. Some of them are discussed below for your convenience.

When looking for temporary work, the first thing you should consider is your current employment situation. In terms of your current employment situation, are you currently employed or unemployed? The answer is significant because it may have a significant impact on the decision to seek temporary employment or not.

As you are probably aware, the duration of a temporary job can range from a week to a few months. If you are currently employed, you may intend to stay with your current employer until you find a better and more permanent position. This is especially important if you frequently face financial constraints. It is critical to remember that nothing is guaranteed with short term employment including workplace hazards or even hazardous jobs.

If you are jobless and want to keep your current job, you may prioritize short term jobs or employment. This is recommended if you do not have any financial support and are currently unemployed. If you need money, you should try to find work closely as soon as possible so that you can meet the needs of yourself and your family.

This includes looking for and applying for jobs in your area. The best part about temporary work is that employers are aware that their employees will not stay long as they look for permanent jobs, so the relationship between the employer and the employee is relaxed and cordial. As a result, informing your employer that you are leaving your job will be a simple task.

Finding a temporary job is also not an easy task. There are numerous methods for finding temporary work. You can apply for jobs through specialized agencies, also known as temp agencies. You may have to pay a small fee to such agencies in order for them to recommend your name to companies looking for temporary recruiters. These employment agencies may be in your area and usually offer their services for free.

Another factor to consider when deciding whether or not to take a temporary job is health insurance. If you do not have health insurance, you should reconsider taking on a temporary job. This is especially important if you are unable to obtain health insurance through your spouse. This is critical because not all temporary recruiters provide health insurance to their temporary staff. Many people who are looking for work overlook this fact. You must also obtain the necessary or additional information regarding other benefits such as vacation pay, sick pay, and other similar bonuses.

Temporary work is only appropriate for those looking to make a quick buck. However, before deciding on a temporary job, all of the points discussed above must be considered if not additional information should be asked by the applicant. These could be very useful and beneficial in the long run. 

Common Myths about Temporary Work

Many prospective employees have relied on common misconceptions rather than securing their futures with reputable temporary agencies or additional resources. These myths are frequently passed around and recycled because they are based on long-held beliefs about temporary work. Here’s a candid look at some of them.

Temporary jobs do not offer job benefits

Many agencies can afford to provide health insurance to their temp workers and do so. These businesses can offer employees with vision, disability, dental, and life insurance, in addition to basic health coverage, through group health plan structures. This is a reprieve for those who have been laid off due to downsizing or other unexpected company strategies. Benefits do not end with insurance. Many staffing agency employees will also receive personal time off, holidays, and recruiting additions for good employee referrals.

A temporary job is not a “real” job

Some of the top companies in the United States use agencies to fill open positions. Amazon, Starbucks, Visa, and Microsoft are among these companies. In fact, these businesses budget for temporary positions during peak seasons to alleviate the strain on regular workflow. The shiny lining for those who obtain temporary roles through agencies is the possibility of eventually becoming a permanent employee. Although not all companies can promise this move, when full time, permanent positions become offered, the temporary worker is in a prime position to interview.

You will not earn a decent wage as a temporary employee.

This thought stems from the tendency for some people to regard temporary roles as low-level jobs. Many of them, in fact, are not. The fact that a job is temporary determines only its duration, not its level of service or less pay. This is true for many industries, including construction. Temporary work, or work for any company, should not be limited to entry-level grunt work. Many construction managers, factory foremen, and other professionals have previously been hired through agencies. Although the minimum wage is the industry standard, there are numerous other factors that influence the pay scale. As always, it is dependent on education/training, ability, experience, specialized knowledge and capabilities as demonstrated by screening tests, as well as the success of the applicant.

To Sum Up

Temporary work or temp role has both advantages and disadvantages. It is a lifestyle that either suits you or does not. Some individuals relish the freedom to simply pack their belongings and travel for two months to the Alps before returning to earn more money to repeat the process in Tibet. Some people yearn for more stability in their lives; the constant unpredictability and financial concern are too much for them. Some individuals do temp role when they are young, in their early twenties, and then settle down to a more permanent lifestyle when they reach their thirties.

How to negotiate a pay rise

negotiate a pay rise

How to negotiate a pay rise can be difficult and many are not granted because they are not requested,

People are typically too hesitant to ask for a salary rise, even if they believe they are entitled to one.

It’s because they don’t want to appear greedy.

Or they don’t want their employer to conclude that they are ungrateful for the money they currently make.

If you’re in a position where you need more money yet believe you’ve earned it, it might be time to be bold and ask for a raise.

You can do it, and you could get it if you take the time to ask in the correct way.

How to negotiate a a pay rise with your boss

Going into your boss’s office and telling him or her that you need a raise isn’t the way to approach the situation. Your employer will be surprised, and you will be less likely to succeed.

It is far preferable to contact your boss and request an appointment.

You can discuss your contributions to the firm as well as your level of salary.

That tells your supervisor you want to discuss more about money.

It shows them that you’re conscious of what you offer to the firm.

It also shows you’re respectful enough of his or her time to request an appointment.

Most employers consider these to be significant advantages.

Be prepared before you go to your appointment and sit down with your boss. You are aware of what you have done for the firm and should be able to explain it.

Don’t talk down to your employer

When you negotiate your pay rise, don’t talk down to your employer or act as if he or she doesn’t understand .

However, you can remind him or her of your accomplishments and how long it’s been since your last pay rise.

And you can explain why you believe a raise is necessary.

Make no threats to leave, discuss how much other employees are paid, or claim that your friend working at some other company does essentially the same job but earns considerably more.

None of these practices will make you look good to your boss or get you that pay raise.

Working hard, being nice, and asking respectfully will boost your chances of receiving more reward for your efforts.

Writing a good resume with professional help

Having a good resume is vital for any job seeker as it is the first vital step to getting an interview.

A perfect resume is a marketing tool for your own career progression and not just a professional summary statement or a generic reply to a job ad or job posting. 

Your ultimate resume objective is to end your job search and land an interview and then the job. 

However, it’s a fact that not everyone is a great writer.

That doesn’t mean you’re not suited to the job role being advertised – you could be the perfect candidate with all the skills needed. 

But if you send a Resume that’s poorly put together, which is full of typos, you almost certainly won’t get that interview. 

Fortunately, there is help at hand for people who may struggle in this area of job-hunting. 

There are now companies that will work with you and produce a CV for you.

Our experts have put together some advice for people who want to get professional help with their Resume. 

Pay more for a better service

The prices of professional Resume writing services vary massively. 

Like with most things, if you choose the cheap option you might not get the best service. 

Choosing a low rate might mean you get an inexperienced writer who is happy to be paid less. 

A typical rate is anywhere between around $100 and $400, which depends on how advanced your Resume needs to be. 

Some companies offer a $25 service with your CV back in 24 hours.

These companies might be a real find and a genuine bargain, but a lot of the time, you get what you pay for. 

However, it’s the job of the writer to create a good Resume that will help you, not just to produce something as quickly as possible. 

It might be the case you need something quickly for an unexpected interview, but it’s better to take a bit more time. 

The best idea is to do a lot of research before you make your choice. 

Look out for samples and to find out what experience the person or people you’ll be working with have before you make your decision. 

Read the small print

A lot of resume writers offer some kind of guarantee, like “doubling your interviews”, offering unlimited revisions or even a refund. 

These need to be taken with a pinch of salt, especially guaranteeing you’ll get an interview, which isn’t really possible.  

What this guarantee is likely to mean is that the company will rewrite your CV, not that you’ll get an interview every time.

Remember that if they did a bad job the first time it’s unlikely they’ll produce something brilliant if they do it again. 

Unlimited revisions are also largely useless if the deadline for the job has already passed. 

It takes time

Be warned,  it’s very much not the case that the Resume writing company will do all the work.

For a start, they need to have material, which means you’ll have to fill out a lengthy form with all your details before they can even start. 

There will be a lot of conversations while they construct the resume.

And then it will need checking before it’s ready to send. 

Do you really need professional help?

Professional Resume writers aren’t miracle workers. 

They can’t give you more experience or skills you don’t have that are required for the job. 

Other things you need to consider is whether you can afford it, and, actually, whether your own writing skills mean you can do your own resume without help. 

A good time to consider getting help is if you’re looking for a promotion or pay rise and feel you need that extra advantage over the other candidates. 

More CV writing tips

Make sure you’ve got a strong cover letter – more advice on this can be found here. 

Your resume layout needs to be right, or it will end up in the trash. 

It’s vital it makes sense and any career experience is written in the past tense and information on your current role is in the present tense. 

There are some essentials that you need to include to get it right, particularly details of your past jobs and a skills section containing all the relevant information. 

Below are some professional resume writing tips from WhatJobs’ career experts as to how to balance providing information to draw attention to your skill set so you can show you’re the right person for the job. 

Make sure the fundamentals are correct  

If you’re looking for a career change, then you will be writing your resume to make that job application. 

It’s a good idea to brush up on the basic information and resume formatting

The recruiter and the interviewer to know your career path before they speak to you, and you need to make that clear to them. 

Make sure personal information and contact details, a resume education section with details of your university degree, professional experience, and referencesare included and are all correct. 

A resume summary statement at the top of the document could also be a good idea. 

These provide a quick indication of who you are and what you’ve done straight away, which could catch the eye of a recruiter with little time and a lot of resumes to get through. 

It can be three to five sentences or done in a bullet-point format. 

The summaries are very useful for candidates with a lot of experience who are struggling to keep their resume to a reasonable word count. 

What to put in your resume 

As a rule, you work in reverse chronological order, with your most recent experience or qualifications listed first. 

Using bullet points can be a good option if your resume starts getting a bit long. 

Listing every job dating back to part-time work as a teenager probably isn’t necessary, but you need to give a clear indication of your work experience and your relevant skills

A list of skills is just as important as your work history, particularly transferable skills for the role you’ve applied for.

Remember to mention “soft skills” too. 

These include: 

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving 
  • Public speaking
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership

Hard skills mean things like specific knowledge of certain software platforms or any particular training you may have completed. 

Make sure you reference any certifications you may have in these and any courses you have completed. 

Likewise, if you’ve ever won any company awards, put it in your Resume. 

Mentioning this gives your interviewer a good indication of how you could fit in to the team. 

Employers are very keen on good time management, so it’s important to make reference to that in your resume. 

A good way to make yourself stand out for any job opportunities is to highlight any charity work you’ve done. 

It’s a good idea to refer to your volunteer experience in your resume as it gives a good indication you have good social skills. 

Employers often like the idea of staff having done volunteer work. 

Check, check and check again

Creating a checklist could be useful to avoid any errors. 

For example, a classic resume mistake is forgetting to put your personal email address and phone number.

After you spend time reading it, make sure you get someone else to look at your resume – a pair of fresh eyes can pick up things you might have missed. 

And don’t forget to make it easy to read and check there aren’t any grammatical errors that might make you look foolish. 

You need to give it your best shot and you don’t want to miss out on your dream job because of a silly typo. 

Different types of resume 

An alternative to the traditional resume is to write a combination resume, which combines the traditional chronological resume format and the more modern functional resume, which highlights your skills and relevant experience equally.  

Some recruiters use Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) software to filter through applications.

These scan applications for relevant keywords, so make sure you read up on the sort of terms you might need if you’re applying for a company that uses this software. 

This is technology that is able to filter the best applicants, so you really need to be on your game with regard to your resume. 

More things to remember include making sure your resume is in a standard font (Not Comic Sans) and all in the same font size.

Some of the best fonts to use include: Arial, Arial Narrow, Calibri, Cambria,and Helvetica.

Also remember to highlight any career success, technical skills, and academic achievements. 

Questions to ask yourself while writing your resume

Potential employers are going to want to learn how you benefited your last company, and, essentially, how good you are at your job.

If you’re putting together your resume, you should think about what your new employer might want to know straight away. 

Asking yourself questions is a great way to think about this. 

Here are some examples

  • How many customers did I deal with on a daily basis? 
  • How much income did I generate? 
  • How did I contribute to the team and the office environment? 
  • What positive things did your former boss say about you? 
  • How did your presence improve the business? 

Presentation is key

When you apply for a new position, you are trying to create a first impression and grab a potential employer’s attention with a great resume showing off your know-how.  

It’s not just about the previous experience shown in your resume, it’s also about how that information is presented. 

You need to do all the work so the HR manager does not have to and prove you’re a good fit for the company. 

It’s a good idea to assume the recruiter knows very little about your current role and that it’s your job to make them understand that by the time they’ve finished reading. 

It goes without saying you need to include your contact info when applying for a new job

However, there are also a number of things you should not put in your resume

Although it’s great to use fancy fonts and formatting, bear in mind how many resumes your potential future employer has to look through.

Most people probably don’t have much time or patience. 

This means if they have to search through your resume to find your key skills they are more likely to disregard it.

So make sure you tailor your resume to the job you’re applying for with all the necessary work history.

Another tip is using section titles and putting all the relevant work experience in chronological order.

Using section headings is a great way to break up big chunks of text that could be difficult to read. 

There are a number of online software tools you can use to help you craft your resume. 

You don’t have to link to your social media profiles, but be aware your interviewer could look at them. 

Some employers are particularly keen on a good LinkedIn profile. 

If you are struggling there are plenty of online resume builder websites that can help you. 

Websites also have a resume template you can use to create your own. 

A lot charge, but WhatJobs? Resume examples are completely free. 

Keep it brief

Recruiters are time-poor, they just have too many applications to go through.

The hiring process is massive for them and they won’t give your resume a second look if they think it’s poor. 

You need to make sure your resume is as concise as possible.

Ideally, it should be one page long, at a push two pages, and must detail your skills and experience. 

No recruiter is going to sit down and read a mini-autobiography.  

Essentially it’s a step-by-step guide to you and your previous experience that should give the interview a good idea of your proficiency level. 

You only need to summarize past jobs, just include a brief description of your role there.

It’s a balance though, as you don’t want to leave out information if it is relevant to the job, and you want to include your professional achievements.

The trick is to have all of the necessary information but in a concise resume format. 

Make sure you understand the job role

Before applying for a job, read the job description thoroughly to make sure you understand what qualities are needed for the role.

Check your resume and make sure it highlights where your past experience matches the qualities needed for the job title and shows any experience you already have in this sector.

Applications like Grammarly and Microsoft’s own spellchecker are great to ensure there are no mistakes in your resume. 

Making it clear you have a good idea of the job duties will give you a big advantage. 

If a job description mentions that you will have to be trained and gain qualifications to do the role, write you are ‘eager to learn and update your skillset.’ 

Consider things employers might like

Always think what you have to offer another applicant might not.

If your resume has a unique aspect which catches the eye of the interviewer, then what could give you the edge.

Employers could well be interested in:

  • If you speak another language
  • If you’ve achieved something incredible outside of work
  • If you’ve achieved anything for outstanding work – awards, honors etc. 

Different resumes for different roles

More formal industries like law and politics will expect a simple, traditional resume. 

Clean lines and simple colors are recommended for these resumes. 

For more creative industries, for example marketing, you can be a bit more elaborate with your resume design.

You can include brighter colors, different fonts and graphics to create a more eye-catching resume. 

Update your Resume

It’s very important to keep your professional experience listed on your resume up to date. 

If you take on a new project or get more experience in a different area make sure you add it to your job history so that potential employers can quickly see your experience and skill level.

More about you

A good resume should always feature a little bit about you and what you like outside work. 

A couple of sentences at the end of the resume detailing some of your interests is likely to go down well with your interviewer. 

CV Checklist

  • Not too long (no more than two pages)
  • Make sure contact information is there and correct
  • Keep it updated
  • Relevant job history 
  • Understand the job role 
  • Presentation is important
  • But don’t try gimmicks to get noticed
  • Make sure you mention the company name 
  • Write a strong cover letter 
  • Rewrite it for each specific job
  • Check other examples of good resumes online 

Other WhatJobs? Jobhunting advice

Free resume templates

Interview tips

Starting a new job

Advice for the self-employed

Career advice for disabled jobseekers

How to write a cover letter

How To Write a Cover Letter

When you are looking for a job, the first thought that comes to mind is to create a resume.

However, equally important is your cover letter, which is a vital part of your job application process. Some job recruiters or employers require a letter in addition to your resume, while others do not.

However, it’s always a good idea to send a letter telling a potential employer more about yourself.

Remember, your letter serves as the first page of your resume and could lead to you being invited to a job interview.

What this means is your letter must be carefully written.

Make sure you don’t make your letter too long – that’s what your resume is for. If you lose your reader – the job recruiter – it probably means you won’t get an interview.

READ MORE: How to crack a phone interview

What is a Resume Cover Letter?

A cover letter is a brief introduction to a potential employer, that is attached to a job application with your resume.

It needs to have details of why you, as a job seeker, are qualified for the position you are applying for.

It should explain why you are interested in working for a specific company and what relevant skills you have for the position you’re applying for.

A cover letter, like your resume, is essentially a way of advertising yourself. Think of it as a marketing tool to market the job seeker.

It gives you the opportunity to quickly introduce yourself, catch the hiring manager’s attention, and pique their interest so they are forced to read your resume.

How to Structure Your Cover Letter

The first tip in creating an appealing letter that will catch the eye of the recruiter,

There are some steps that must be taken in order for it to be appealing.

The letter must be tailored to the job requirements.

It should be concise, left-aligned, the right tone, and free of spelling and grammatical errors, so make sure you spell-check the document and should not exceed one page.

One key point to make is when applying for different jobs, avoid sending the same type of letter.

If you apply for 10 jobs, write 10 different cover letters.

Recruiters are not likely to invite you for an interview if they think you’ve used a generic letter.

READ MORE: How to write a good Resume

What to include in your resume cover letter

The information provided in your cover letter should relate to what is requested in the job advertisement.

Don’t forget to learn the hiring manager’s name as it personalizes the conversation and also helps to establish an early dialogue, and make sure to mention what appealed to you about the job and why you prefer the job to others.

Make an honest evaluation of your qualities and abilities.

Take advantage of the opportunity to mention additional qualities that you do not have on your resume.

Always mention why you are interested in the position and why you want to work for the organization.

In the letter, you should only mention your relevant experience briefly, leaving the details for your resume. 

Writing a cover letter could be tricky if you don’t have knowledge of its structure and the information to include.

Without knowing, attracting the recruiter’s attention becomes more unlikely, and so does an interview.

You must create a letter that will appeal to the hiring manager.

Things You Should Know About Writing a Cover Letter

One rule of a job interview is to dress smartly – it’s deemed to be essential.

And a cover letter is equally important.

Job advertisements don’t always specify whether you should send a cover letter – but you should.

Sending a letter is a good idea for no other reason than to show how effectively you can convert your ideas and beliefs into writing. A letter is a great addition to your resume.

One of the goals of any interview is to show your confidence and a refined appearance – in person and on paper.

A well-written letter can enhance the desirability of your resume, in the same way, looking smart can improve your chances.

What Makes a Good Cover Letter?

Writing the ideal letter does not have to be a difficult task. You do not need to be a professional writer to draft one.

You must include the full name of the company.

It’s also a good idea to visit its website to learn more about its viewpoint, ethos, core values, dream, and mission statement.

Make sure to learn about the company’s history and the names of its high-ranking staff and board members.

Reading PR releases on the news page is also a good idea – making reference to any ongoing projects they may have recently launched will go down well with the interviewer.

Likewise, look at its social media pages, as well as using search engines like Google and Bing to carry out further research.

Explore the details of the specific department where you could be working and learn the details of new programs or any newsletters that might be freely available.

Learn more about who your colleagues might be.

See if they have LinkedIn or Facebook profiles and try to identify anything you might have in common with your potential new boss.

Try to establish a connection. For example, companies are often fans of community work.

A winner for you could be to identify any projects the company may take part in and express your excitement about working with the organization on future projects.

Revealing knowledge of existing software programs is also likely to be in your favor.

An example of a good cover letter 

“Dear Hiring Manager, Please accept this cover letter and the enclosed resume as an application for the position of HR Assistant at your company.

“I was able to visit your official website.

“According to the December 2020 newsletter, the HR department intends to switch from its present software system to the system in March.

“In my previous role, I assisted in the training of ten people in my department on how to use PeopleSoft.”

If the interviewer sees a connection they’ll be more favorable.

People want to work with individuals they like and who share their interests and values.

As a result, if you can nurture an essential relationship in your letter and have the transferable skills the employer is looking for, you have a much better chance of being called in for an interview.

Provide a Brief Overview of Who You Are

While your resume provides valuable information about what you have done, it is also essential to devote a few sentences in your letter to describing who you are.

Ideally, the connection you made in the first paragraph enticed the person reading your letter to read on.

The second paragraph needs to express your interest in the position.

Say why you want to join who you are with why you are involved in the role in the next few sentences.

Take into account what urged you to respond to the job posting or describe how you felt when you started learning about the position. It’s a good idea to list two or three specific reasons why you want the job.

In the third and fourth paragraphs, provide specific instances of your professional experience and skills.

You’ve now made a connection with your potential employer and explained why you wanted to work for them in the previous two paragraphs.

How to Sell Yourself in Your Cover Letter

There are some pros and cons with online CV and Cover Letter templates

Now it’s time for your sales pitch.

The majority of job postings include a description of the position’s duties, essential functions, required and preferred education, work experience, skills, and abilities, or any combination of these.

The final paragraph is giving the interviewer the opportunity to interview you.

Provide your email, phone number and full name so they can contact you.

It’s also a good idea to thank them for taking the time to read your letter.

Things to Keep in Mind when Drafting a Cover Letter 

The fact is, almost everyone devotes the majority of their employment search to working on their resume.

While having an effective resume that outlines your skills and qualifications is important, it is only essential after your letter has piqued the interest of your prospective employer.

But if the crucial introductory letter is a last-minute addition, all those hours spent polishing your resume will be for nothing.

Your job is to promote yourself to possible employers, and you must first get their attention before they will listen to you.That is the role of the letter in your search for your dream job.

The letter is the very first thing the potential interviewer sees.

It could be the case you have the most amazing resume that makes you perfect for the job – but it might never get read.

A memorable introduction gives you a significant advantage over the competition, even if hundreds of people have applied for the same position.

The letter that goes with your resume is your first and most important marketing tool. It either advances you to the next round or eliminates you from the competition right away.

Once your letter has done the job, the resume is the only thing that matters.

If you miss the mark with your letter, chances are your resume won’t ever get looked at.

Never apply hastily. You need to determine who you want to reach and address your letter to the job title accordingly.

This step may mean contacting the organization in order to locate the right person. Do everything you can to get that information as it will impress the person you are writing to.

Keep your first sentence brief and to the point. Instead of using a “standard” letter that sounds like it was written in the 1960s, stand out with a unique approach.

The initial sentence is extremely important. If you get it right, you’ll make a good impression, which will allow your resume to continue marketing you as a valuable candidate.

More Career Advice

How to Find A Job After Leaving School

How to decide whether or not to become self-employed

How to find a job quickly and easily

How to write a good Resume

Things Not to do When Writing a Cover Letter

  • Don’t tell your interviewer your life story
  • Don’t waffle. A letter should be short, sweet, and to the point.
  • Don’t overcrowd the page with text.
  • Not enough white space is a no-no
  • Do not beg or come across as desperate

A well-written, sharply focused letter distinguishes you from the crowd and increases your chances of getting an interview.

It’s never about you when marketing yourself as a potential employee; it’s always about how you can help the company grow.You must concentrate on the value you can bring to their organization, so make it clear what you have to offer.

This is where your research can really pay off.

Understand what they want and present yourself as the valuable asset they seek.

Be true to yourself and allow your personality and passion to shine through and make sure you demonstrate your enthusiasm for the position that the organization is seeking to fill.

This alone will set you apart from the crowd of other candidates because people notice when you show an interest in and passion for your work.

They will be able to see it for themselves when you conduct the interview.

Make sure you are positive and ask for an interview. This shows you mean business and that you need to be given the job.

Following that, follow up on every contact and lead. It’s simple to let things slide, and most individuals do.

Even so, staying in touch shows potential employers how far you’re willing to go.

There are several simple steps involved in getting the job you want.

Before you do anything else, you must make an impression with a strong letter of introduction that captures the minds and hearts of those doing the hiring.

Never, ever, ever use your letter to beg for a job.

Always show a good attitude and make a compelling case for why you believe you are qualified for the job.

In your letter, you should seem more driven and not desperate.

You should exude positivity and eagerness for the role.

However, if you pour your heart out about how essential this job is to you, he or she may be put off by your desperate appeal for work.

A tiny line frequently divides the two, so the best advice is to trust your instincts.

Beware of Cover Letter Templates
  • Employers want something fresh
  • Don’t send something generic
  • You can add and delete sections
  • Some websites will generate a letter for you based on your question answers

Not everyone’s a writer, so there is help at hand.

When used correctly, letter templates can be a valuable asset to job applicants.

But watch out,there are some things to look out for.

One common misconception about professional cover letter templates is that job seekers can use them as they are.

Letter prototypes are not ready-to-use. They are an initial point for you to progress your letter.

What you must avoid is sending an employer the same letter they’ve seen hundreds of times, which will go straight into the bin/deleted emails.

Another common misunderstanding is that applicants believe that letter templates available on the internet and in books are considered exactly how prospective employers want letters to appear. While prospective employers want to see specialized-looking letters, they also want to see a fresh and unique cover letter that catches their attention.

A common cover letter template clears the misunderstanding that the job seeker should not modify or delete any sections of the form.

To make your letter new and original, you should be confident enough to add to and remove parts of the template.

There are websites that will utilize a questionnaire to ask you more questions and then compile your answers into a letter for you.

Make your templates your own

Don’t forget, this is still a template.

Job seekers appear to believe that by using this letter-writing service, they would receive a fantastic letter that doesn’t need anything doing to it.

You’ll need to go through the letter to see whether it genuinely shines, and then add or remove sections that will make it perfect.

Some templates don’t show bullets in the body of the message.

Bullets can be beneficial to you since they emphasize your credentials and character traits that are relevant to the position you are looking for.

Bullets make the letter easier to scan, allowing the potential employer to quickly read and decide whether or not to invite you for an interview.

Take the time to demonstrate why you will be a valuable contribution to the firm for which you are applying.

Another common cover letter design misperception among job seekers is that if they write a genuinely excellent, new, and distinctive letter for one prospective company, they will utilize it for all prospective employers.

This initial letter should only be used as a starting point for creating new and unique letters for other potential jobs.

Cover Letter Mistakes You Need to Avoid

The first step should be to tailor your letter to the position you’re applying for.

The interviewer is unconcerned with how that particular role will assist you to advance in your career.

They are more interested in what you performed and how you are assisting your present or past job.

Your letter should demonstrate real enthusiasm for the position you’re applying for.

If you are requested to join the firm, you should make it clear how long you expect to stay with them.

Take a look at the following two real-life examples:

An incorrect example is:

“Through my experience as a Sales Executive has been rewarding, I am considering a career in the Purchase Department as an administrative assistant to help me develop my negotiating abilities.”

The correct example is:

“This Sales Executive role excites me, and I am confident that if given the chance, I would be able to make a major contribution to the turnovers. Please take into account my performance in my current role.”

Don’t waste space

Letters should not be more than four or five paragraphs.

You’d be wasting valuable space by repeating the obvious – describing the position, how you learned about it, and why you’re applying, especially if it was listed under job opening.

What the interviewer is looking for:

  • Your skills sets and how you would be able to provide value to the position that you are pursuing.
  • What you’ve achieved in your previous role
  • That you’ve understood what the position you’re applying for is and what the role entails.

Mentioning items that are unrelated to the job or the company makes your letter weaker and the employer less likely to interview.

Your letter should make it evident to HR that you are serious about the position you are applying for and that you are familiar with it. A template or a form letter can be identified by HR and discarded.

There are a plethora of websites that provide a template or a form letter.

Check, Check, Check

Check. Once. Check once more. Check again.

If you said in your Post Script that you included your résumé and then forgot to stape it, you’re going to make yourself look very silly in the eyes of the interviewer.

When submitting your letter by email, it is quite simple to forget to attach a file.

This is a fatal error.

HR will not contact you or send you a letter asking you to resubmit your resume.

Because there were plenty of others who did everything correctly without making that critical and catastrophic error.

Likewise, make sure your contact details are included.

Look out for typos

Everyone does them, but that’s no excuse.

It is also quite simple for HR to dismiss your letter especially if it contains bothersome typing errors.

You’re purposefully playing into his or her hands. You are giving them the option to reject you in favor of someone whose application isn’t full of mistakes.

The 5 biggest myths about resume cover letters
  • A letter needs to be long
  • It needs the same information as your resume
  • It needs to be addressed “to whom it may concern”
  • You don’t need to chase the interviewer
  • Only include information about the job in your cover letter

Don’t make it too long

A letter should be brief and straightforward.

You don’t want to tell your entire career narrative in a resume cover letter – Just mention your relevant accomplishments.

You’re only trying to showcase those unique talents that an employer won’t be able to discern by reading your resume, but keeping it too short makes you uninteresting.

Make your cover letter around three to five paragraphs long, each about three or four sentences long.

Of course, you don’t want to ramble on, but your letter also can’t be too short since you don’t want it to appear as if you used a template to write it… even if you did!

Highlight crucial aspects of your resume in your cover letter

There’s no point – that information is in your resume.

Tell the company things that your resume cannot, such as how you learned about the position, why you’re interested in it, and why you believe you’re a highly qualified candidate for it.

Inform them of something they don’t know!

Never begin a letter with “To Whom It May Concern”

You’re obliged to attach a letter with your Resume, but you can’t address it to “Whom It May Concern?”

Instead, try to find out the recruiter’s name and address it to them.

“To whom it may concern” or “Dear sir/madam” is very old-fashioned.

Make it a point to explain how you plan to contact the future employer when they get your resume and cover letter

Most companies prefer not to be contacted after they’ve received your resume and letter.

That is why you must ensure that your letter and resume are both excellent.

You shouldn’t have to phone them to send a follow-up email; they should be eager to speak with you!

“I look forward to hearing from you soon,” for example, is quite acceptable.

Only include material directly connected to the position you’re applying for in your letter

Of course, you don’t want to go too far from the topic, but you do need to spice up your cover letter.

For example, when applying for a job in accounting, it’s OK to indicate that you’re not just talented in your field and good with numbers, but also good with people.

Sometimes expressing minor good attributes that you have that you wouldn’t ordinarily believe are relevant to the position is what catches an employer’s notice.

So go ahead and mention personal attributes about yourself that you believe will win them over in your letter, even if they are unrelated to the job.