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Write a Cover Letter That Wins Interviews

Ligia Chelotti 10/07/2019
 

When applying for a position, a cover letter should almost always be added in addition to sending out a resume. The cover letter serves a few purposes. First, it helps you focus the attention of hiring managers so they can see exactly how you fit into a certain position and work environment. Second, it might be the only way they are able to judge your communication skills. Your writing skills are on display, and the way you logically tie ideas together is also on show.

Click here to read "The 10 Steps to Building a Resume that Gets Interviews: A Solid Resume Template"

In essence, a cover letter is the same as a sales letter and you are the product or service someone is buying to help fit the needs of a company.

In this article, you will learn how to compose a cover letter that will land you job interviews.

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5 Ways to Stay Motivated When Studying Online

Career FAQs 03/07/2019
 

Studying online is the new black. Smartphones and the Internet have taken our lives to a whole new level and have made studying more accessible. As classrooms slowly shift from a physical space to a digital one - making it more convenient, it can also come with its own set of challenges.

Studying online can have a different set of requirement to an on-campus course. Online study is flexible – allowing you to fit study around your life and maintain other commitments like your job; it allows you to go at your own pace and offers you 24/7 access to course materials (seriously, you can study whenever and wherever suits). On the flip side, an online course demands more motivation, self-discipline and better organisation.

Like all things, you have to work to get a good outcome. Follow our online study tips and strategies to help you on your way to success.

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The 10 Steps to Building a Resume that Gets Interviews: A Solid Resume Template

Ligia Chelotti 17/06/2019

 

A resume is one of those must-have items when applying for a job. It is a powerful tool that distils all your work experience so that hiring managers can quickly make decisions about whether you fit in a certain position or not.

However, what exactly are hiring managers looking for? How do they decide whether you fit into a certain position or not? In this article, we will cover exactly this and then teach you how to construct a resume from scratch, so that you increase your chances of landing that important interview. Here are 10 steps to follow when you want to write that eye-catching resume:

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Everything you need to know about studying online with MCI Institute

Ligia Chelotti 14/05/2019

If you’re considering studying an online course with MCI Institute, but have a few questions about what the MCI experience entails, you’re in luck. We’ve answered some of the questions prospective students frequently ask us, see below:

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3-step guide to landing the job you want

Jenna Meyerson 30/04/2019

STEP 1: Don’t apply to every job.

Instead of playing a numbers game and copy/pasting emails with generic cover letters, narrow your focus. Yes, this will take time, but honing in on the four or five positions you REALLY want will help you focus your resume and craft careful emails to hiring managers.

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Six red flags that mean it’s time for a career change

Ligia Chelotti 15/04/2019

A career change rarely happens overnight. In most cases, a growing sense of dread, increased boredom and finally, infuriating frustration culminate in action. If you suspect you might be due for a change in vocation, look out for the following red flags:

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The five qualities of a great leader

Ligia Chelotti 21/03/2019

 

Acknowledge that you’re a part of the team

While a leader is expected to serve as a role model, they’re also expected to work with everyone else involved. See yourself as an equal, as opposed to a superior to everyone else. It’s important to lead by example. Practising what you preach is the most effective way to garner respect.

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What you need to know about job interviews through the phone

Ligia Chelotti 06/03/2019

Telephone interviews are often used by recruiters or internal human resources as a method to find the best candidates prior to in-person interviews. Here is what everything you need to know and succeed this fist step:

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How to maximise your career development

Ligia Chelotti 26/02/2019

It’s not enough to want to advance your career – you have to know exactly what you need to do to get from A to B. To help you fast-track your career development, we advise that you bear the following in mind:

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The high value of a vocational qualification

Jenna Meyerson 18/02/2019

There are massive opportunities for you to gain a vocational qualification and here are some of the reasons why you should consider working towards a nationally recognised qualification:

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Six myths about online business courses

Ligia Chelotti 12/02/2019

When considering further education, many prospective students are of the mistaken opinion that online business courses pale in comparison to their traditional counterparts. To set the record straight, we debunk some of the most common myths surrounding online diplomas:

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The Interview Game – interview tips to help you land the job

Karen Lewitton 05/02/2019

An interview is an intense and artificial way of measuring whether you will be a good fit for a role. Until another method is developed, it is important to learn how to play this game. My first interview was secured through a friend who had an office suite on the same floor as an Accountant. The interview lasted about half an hour. Part of the interview included the Accountant asking me to write a sentence so he could determine how legible my handwriting was. How interviews have changed!

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