GALLERIA — According to a recent OfficeTeam survey, 91 percent of executives said cover letters are valuable when evaluating job candidates, and 79 percent indicated it is common to receive cover letters even when applicants submit resumes electronically. OfficeTeam is located in the Galleria area and is owned by Robert Half International Company.
According to a news release sent out by the company, five tips to creating the best application include: following directions and reading the job posting carefully for specific instructions; addressing the letter to the hiring manager by name, and if you do not know the contact’s name, calling the company and ask; creating a strong introduction that offers the reader a compelling reason to read on; keeping it short and to the point by limiting your cover letter to two or three brief paragraphs; and having someone proofread your materials for typos and errors. Before submitting your full application, make sure all of the correct documents are included.
Corridor plans to be outlined
NORTHEAST COBB — Northeast Cobb Commissioner JoAnn Birrell will be introducing the Canton Road Redevelopment Committee today at the Northeast Cobb Business Association Luncheon. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. at Piedmont Church in Marietta, located at 570 Piedmont Road, and is expected to last until 1 p.m.
Along with the committee introduction, Cobb County Planning Division Manager Dana Johnson will be conducting a presentation on the redevelopment sites in Cobb County, including the Canton Road corridor. The luncheon costs $15 for members and $20 for non-members.
For more information, visit www.northeastcobbba.com.
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