Anyone going into the job market to look for possible employment has his eye out for a specific type of announcement in whatever media he may think of looking into. Once he opens the Classifieds section of the newspaper or any publication, his eyes will immediately be drawn to a specific type of advertisement, containing the information he is looking for or may be interested in. When he goes online and logs on to any of the job boards or job sites he has signed up with, he will immediately click on the area containing the advertisements that may be related to his job skills and competencies. Even his social media feeds may also be filled with items containing information on job openings in various companies and firms.
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Many job seekers already know that a large percentage of jobs aren't advertised. An open cover letter -- sometimes called a blind cover letter or an unsolicited letter -- may be just what you need to complete a successful job search. Before you write an open cover letter, research several companies. This research is best if you focus on a specific industry. Writing one open cover letter can be effective, but it makes perfect sense to send several open cover letters to increase your chances of getting an interview.