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This Week’s Spotlight - Ilene Friedman, Women Return to the Workforce, and Much More!

Alaant Advisor Spotlight Ilene Friedman Women Return to the Workforce
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The Alaant Advisor is our column focused on all things going on in the world of recruiting, job placement, and search. Think of it as your weekly briefing—a handy, quick guide to what's going on.

Here's what's happening this week:

Last Week’s Poll Results:

Q: Are cover letters a required part of your application process?

Yes - 50% 
No - 50% 

Cover Letters were once the staple that got candidates in the door, then they weren’t, but now they seem to be making a comeback. The feedback from our survey last week suggests an evenly divided view. Today’s job seekers are scouring the internet trying to find ways to improve their marketability to employers. One way they try to do so is through writing a strong cover. As employers, it’s an opportunity to evaluate communication style (for internal or external documents), as well as to help read between the lines of their resume. See one example below of what job seekers are finding online to help them. Use this intel to tweak your hiring plans to get in front of these candidates and more: This needs to be the first sentence of your cover letter

About the Author

Miranda March Digital Strategist for Alaant Workforce Solutions

Miranda March, Digital Communications Specialist

Miranda has a real knack for connecting the dots between employers and job seekers. She prides herself on keeping a pulse on the national and local hiring markets. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking new foods and spending time with her family. A little-known fact about Miranda is her love of video games, new and old.

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