Serious Soft Skills
Podcast 28: Using Soft Skills to Get Your Cover Letter and Resume Noticed
Soft skills can hold important role in getting noticed in a job search, especially when integrated into your cover letter and resume. We'll discuss how to get that notice by beefing up your soft skills in these materials.
As employers and organizations look more at soft skills, applicants need to articulate their soft skills in the cover letter and even the resume. So in Week 3 of the Six Weeks of Serious Soft Skills Strategy, Dr. Tobin Porterfield and Bob Graham discuss a number of strategies for integrating soft skills into resumes and cover letters.
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Among the topics they address in this episode are:
- Why we approach cover letters all wrong
- Helping employers include you, not exclude you, from the interview list
- Why finding a passion match matters and where it goes in the cover letter
- Putting you as a person in the process
- How to connect the dot for the employer in your cover letter
- An example with a manager’s cover letter
- A great word to include in your cover letter
- How repetition helps you score points with employers
- How specificity in what you are looking for in a job helps not just you, but your circle of friends and family
- Making sure your resume is quantified
- Matching your soft skills to the job specifications and the unwritten components of the job
- Blending the tools you use and they mention with your soft skills
- Why being concise, using strong verbs and documenting outcomes helps employers
- How storytelling fits in
- Key tips for resumes that will make your resume zoom to the top of the pile
We will be in Week 4 of the Six Weeks of Serious Soft Skills Strategy, where we look at how to put soft skills to work to help employers see your value in the interview process.