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How Effective is Your Cover Letter?

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Between having X amount of work experience and brushing up on those interview skills, there lies one important factor in landing that first meeting with HR: An Effective Cover Letter. It’s known as the prelude before the resume, here’s our guide (put together by the team at Arlyn) to assembling your next winner! 
Before we get into specific cover letter style, let’s first take a look at the universal truths of every cover letter, regardless of the position or the style of letter you choose to draft.
Every cover letter should...



Match your resume visually;Be addressed to someone specifically;Indicate the specific position that you’re applying for;Show yourunderstanding of the specific employer and their needs;Describe how your specific skillsmatch the job requirements detailed;Match thetone and style of the job ad;Be rigorously proofread.

Itshouldn’t... Have single-sentence paragraphs or more than four paragraphs;Repeat your resume;Be ALL about you
Now on to the content!



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5 Things to Add to your Resume, Today!

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Picture this: It's the New Year, and you're looking for change or to start fresh in your career, but your resumes are outdated and simply not getting you noticed. It needs a refresher and it needs it fast. 
That’s the gist of this viral article published on Forbes by Liz Ryan. In it, she provides key elements in a Resume that will humanize you, make your brand, illustrate your skills, achievements and make your career objectives clear. Whilst we love everything she's presented, we too have some tips and tricks on what you need to include while searching for a job within the legal industry in Vancouver! Check it out! 
1. The Locations of Your Previous Workplaces. 


Especially if you’re an international professional, remember to tell your prospective employers where some of these companies you’ve listed are located. Not all hiring managers are geography majors. Lend a helping hand! Add both the country and city if it’s not immediately obvious for the recruiters!

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