4 Important Details to Address in Your Cover Letter

A Cover Letter is more than just a professional introduction;
it gives a potential employer more insight into the relevant skills and
abilities that you listed in your Resume. Job searchers are usually aware of
the more obvious details you should include in a Cover Letter, like contact
information or summaries of past work experience.

However, a Cover Letter doesn’t just have to be a sales
pitch about you. It can also be a good place to let a potential employer know
about other details that are relevant, but don’t really belong on your Resume.

In this post, we take a look at some common things you
should address in your Cover Letter that help make your application more
transparent and accurate.

Addressing Your Location in Your Cover Letter

If you’re applying for jobs outside of where you are currently living, it might be a good idea to explain why in your Cover Letter.

Although in some industries it may be common for employers
to receive applications from candidates outside of their local area, it is not
always the case. Explaining that you are, for instance, preparing to move to
the location soon or are willing to relocate for work purposes gives the
employer a clear idea of your intentions, and aids in the transparency of your
application.

Some jobs offer remote work positions, and in that case,
stating your location in your Cover Letter might not be entirely necessary, but
could still prove to be helpful for your potential employer by allowing them to
plan ahead if they decide to hire you when considering how time zone
differences might affect your work schedule, as an example.

Listing Your Preferred Work Hours in Your Cover Letter

Usually, a job posting includes information about the number of hours an employee in that position is expected to work per week, as well as what type of position it is (full time, part time, contract, or temporary), but occasionally employers forget to include this important detail.

Similar to listing your location, stating your preferred
work hours in your Cover Letter benefits you and your potential employer by
reducing confusion about your intentions, and preventing either of you from
wasting your time if the employer can’t accommodate your preferred work
schedule.

Mentioning Your Preferred Start Date in Your Cover Letter

When you apply for a job, the employer will most likely
assume that you are either ready to start immediately or some time in the near
future. Most employers also understand that it’s common for applicants who are
switching jobs to give at least two weeks’ notice to their current employer before
they transition to a new company.

However, there may be cases where you won’t be able to start
until a certain date, so it might be a good idea to include that date in your
Cover Letter, and a short (but relevant) description of the reason why.

For instance, if your current job is contract-based and your
contract will be ending on a date three or four months from the date you
applied for your new job, you should address it in your Cover Letter. Explaining
that you have an obligation to finish your contract before being able to start
a position with a new company will prevent a potentially awkward conversation
later when you have to explain why you can’t start on the date expected.

Mentioning Reasons for a Career Change in Your Cover Letter

Aside from writing your Resume for a career change, your Cover Letter should also explain your intention to change careers if you’re applying for a job in a completely different field than what most of your experience has been in.

Your Cover Letter can be a good place to go into a bit more
detail about why you decided to change career paths, and what you’ve done to
prepare for your new career choice (such as volunteering, education, training,
etc.)

For instance, perhaps video game development has always been a passion of yours, so in your spare time you took several programming and game development-focused courses, and maybe even volunteered your time to help program some aspect of a game for a local video game company. While you would want to include the details of these endeavors in your Resume, you could introduce them in your Cover Letter.

Adding Important Details to Your Cover Letter

Generally, the first thing a potential employer sees when
they are looking at your application is your Cover Letter. That’s why it’s
important to make sure it includes accurate details about your professional
persona so that both you and your employer are on the same page when it comes
to work location, hours, start date, and more.

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We’ve long been told that breakfast is “the most important meal of the day.” It’s said that eating a meal in the morning can give your metabolism a bit of a boost and possibly prevent overeating later in the day. This may be beneficial if you’re hoping to maintain or lose weight, or so breakfast proponents would have us believe.

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The most important items to take while traveling according to experts

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Going on a trip can be described in very few words. Packing, packing and more packing. And then there’s the part where you forget to pack up something important and your entire minutely planned trip becomes a headache-causing nightmare. No matter how much caution you take, how many times you remind yourself, there are those times you overlook something important. Something that’s at most times even obvious.

The easiest way to avoid finding yourself in this kind of situation is making a checklist of all the things you need to take with you when you travel. A checklist of everything, no matter how obvious and non-forgettable something seems. Only after you place an item in your traveling bags should you check it off. Here, we’re going to look at five of the most important items to take while you travel according to experts. With these 5 items with you, there isn’t something you can leave behind that has the power of ruining your trip.

1. Luggage

Well, yes, as obvious as this might seem, this happens to be the most important item to take with you because this is where all your other important items will be kept safely. As such, it should be secure. Then lightweight while still being spacious enough. Your luggage shouldn’t feel like extra baggage that tires you out. You’ll get enough fatigue from long flights and drives. Wheeled luggage is very convenient if you’re traveling to places with paved paths. Versatile ones that can be carried and also rolled are great if you’ll be venturing into some rough terrain areas. A carry-on is ideal for keeping all your important documents close to you.

2. Travel documents

These are probably the first things that should go into your travel bags before anything else. Vital documents while you travel include your passport/Visa, ID, boarding passes, airline tickets and insurance cards. There will be many places you’ll need to identify yourself, especially in a foreign country. Maps and guide books should also be kept with this lot.

3. Technology devices

Staying at reach and in contact is important, especially when you’re traveling away from home. Your mobile, tablets or laptop should come with you. Never leave your chargers behind. Take along your camera to record those moments on your trip, and headphones, preferably the noise-cancelling ones to get you through noisy commuting.

4. Cash and credit cards

You’ll need money to get plenty much anything you want to get done on your trip, so keeping enough cash on you and carrying your credit cards is important. Make sure to keep it in a safe place, and notify your bank if you’re traveling abroad and will be using your credit card. Also, familiarize yourself with the currency rates of the country you’ll be visiting to avoid carrying too little cash.

5. Precautionary items

You can never be too cautious, and that’s why you should travel ready for anything. Personal prescriptions, fever and pain relievers along with a full first-aid kit are things you should take with you in case of any medical emergencies. Others include allergy medicines, multivitamins, antibacterial ointments, sunscreen and insect repellants. If you have a history of succumbing to motion sickness, take along pills. With all these in place, you’ll prevent the possibility of having your trip cut short by unexpected ailments or extreme reactions to new environments.

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Toya Wright wanted to express something very important with her latest photo and message that she shared on her social media account. Check it out below:

Toya wrote ‘put down your phone and step away from the computer. Enjoy your family this holiday season. Happy Holidays from our Family to yours. 🎅🏽🎄🎁

Someone said ‘And meanwhile Your whole Entire Family is on phones and computers 😂🤣😂. Very Beautiful Family photo ❤’ Of course, Toya only wanted to highlight her message with the picture which is somewhat a sarcastic one.

Someone else said ‘Toya, you and your hubby and the baby was pretending for the camera, the two older girls were using their phone for real I’m sure lol.’

One of Toya’s fans said that Reingy looks just like her dad: ‘Reign looks JUST like her father OMGEEEEE!!!! Beautiful family❤

Another commenter posted ‘I am Happy to see you and your family so Happy. May God continue to Bless you, and I pray that he gives you all of your hearts desires. Blessings Sis.’

One other supported also believes that Reigny is Robert’s twin: ‘Reign don’t look exactly like her daddy ….he spit her out literally. She is him all over again.’

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Why Joan Lee is Such an Important Part of the Stan Lee Story

When Stan Lee died on November 12, 2018, the world mourned the loss of an icon; a figurehead of popular culture. Lee’s contribution to Marvel has had an unprecedented global influence, and it is difficult to imagine the current climate without Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko in the picture, pioneers of the pop-culture world we have come to love. Although Stan became the ‘face’ of modern Marvel because of his film cameos, the Marvel universe — cinematic or otherwise — would have been a very different place if it wasn’t for one key influence. The person who would encourage and support Lee, propelling him to massive success: his wife, Joan Lee. Joan was a writer, voice-over actor, and half of one of comics’ most famous unions for over 50 years.

The Lee Origin Story 


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Stan Lee in his Thor: Ragnarok cameo.

During the 1960s, Stan, at this time an established writer at Marvel, was employed to write stories he felt lacked emotional core. He was tired of their violence and bravado and believed they lacked character nuance and relatability. He wanted to create something richer, something with a stronger backbone of humility and humanity; traits that would come to define Marvel characters and legacy. On the verge of quitting the business, Joan said the words that became a catalyst for change and set her husband’s path on a different trajectory.

“Why don’t you write one the way you want to write it?” she said. “You’re going to quit anyway, so if he [Stan’s boss] fires you, who cares? But get it out of your system.”

These words marked the turning point in Stan’s career; they gave him the fire to write a story in his vision, not the way he was expected, with characters who were heroic and powerful, relatable yet flawed. He created a family of outsiders who would bicker and fight amongst themselves. The comic he wrote was Fantastic Four (1961). Stan may have written the comic, but Joan Lee had changed the game.

Mother Marvel

The Lee union has always been respected and held with affection by fans. She may be primarily viewed as a guiding force — ‘Mother Marvel’ to many — but the vivacious Joan Lee was a successful woman in her own right before she met and married Lee in 1947.

Born in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 1922, Joan Boocock quickly established a modelling career in her late teens. However, she strove for more and yearned to escape the cold of the North of England in search of adventure and better times. In 1943, at the age of 21, she married Sanford Dorf Weiss, an American serviceman she had known for 24 hours. Joan had acquired the new life she craved but not the great love story.

“In many aspects, it was a great marriage,” Joan once conceded. “But after living with him a year I was finding him sort of boring…”

Never one to follow convention, the day she divorced Weiss was also the day she married Stan, the two services taking place in adjacent rooms in the same building. They married after dating for two weeks, on December 5, 1947, a union that lasted until Joan’s death 69 years later. In one interview, she described her husband as “the best looking, nicest man I’ve ever known”.

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Mary Jane in the recent PS4 Spider-Man game.

Joan and Stan’s meeting was not a conventional one. It could have even been written by Mr Lee himself.

Stan once described how he “wanted to get married,” after the war.

“I wanted to live with a girl, I was tired of living with sergeants,” he said.

Having established a reputation as something of a womaniser during his youth, he had arranged to meet — at his friend’s suggestion — “a gorgeous redhead” model in New York on a blind date. However, it was Joan, another flame-haired beauty (albeit a married one) who opened the door instead. He was immediately besotted with this girl from Northern England, informing his friend: “I have drawn that girl’s face a thousand times, I am going to marry her”. Six weeks later, they were married in Reno, Nevada, by the same judge who would preside over Joan’s divorce.

Joan’s “comic-book face” (Stan would always say she had the perfect face for comic books), has been rumoured to have influenced various characters, but never more so than Mary Jane Watson, the beautiful red-haired girl-next-door adored by Peter Parker. MJ was created in Joan’s vision, inspired by Stan’s very first meeting with the woman who would soon become his wife on New York’s Madison Avenue.

Stan’s Personal Superhero

Joan would appear in a number of Stan’s projects, both live-action and animated. Her most significant roles occurred during the 1990s, when she appeared in two animated Marvel shows. She voiced Miss Forbes in Fantastic Four as well as Spider-Man’s Madame Web. Then, of course, there was the obligatory Lee cameo in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Although she is best known for steering the canon, in more ways than we will ever know, Joan was also active behind the scenes, both at Marvel and in her own right. In 1987, she wrote The Pleasure Palace, a novel about a man building the world’s most luxurious ocean liner while romancing several women at the same time. Three more unpublished novels were found among her possessions when she died from stroke-related complications on July 16, 2017.

Despite her husband claiming she had no interest in comics, there is more than a touch of the Starks in this synopsis of Joan’s playboy character, a slight inflection of Howard and Tony. Had Tony Stark really been influenced by Howard Hughes as Stan claimed, or had the seed been planted by Joan’s, at that time, unpublished idea? The movie director Kevin Smith once referred to her as “Stan’s personal superhero” and “Marvel Muse” but Joan was infinitely more than a muse, and who knows how much of an influence her unseen work had as she silently, privately, inspired Stan towards ‘Excelsior’?

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3 Important Things to Include in a Prenup

Since some people have the opinion that creating a Prenuptial
Agreement showcases distrust between partners, prenups are often a source of
contention between couples.

However, the fact remains that it is a useful document for
couples who have a large number of individual assets, and/or want to protect
other aspects of their lives in case of divorce or separation.

Couples who are thinking of getting married can also use a
Prenuptial Agreement to decide what happens to the assets they obtain during
the marriage should they choose to end their relationship.

Here are three
important things that you should include in your prenup.

1. Assets and Debts

A Prenuptial Agreement is a good way for you and your partner to maintain separate control over personal assets or property that you accumulated before you were together.

For instance, if you own a company, chances are that you wouldn’t
want to risk losing your business in the event of a divorce or separation, so
adding your business as a separate personal asset in your prenup would be a
good idea to help prevent that from happening.

Another example could be if you wanted to make sure a
priceless family heirloom stays in your family— you would list that item in the
prenup as a separate personal asset as opposed to having it be considered joint
property.

2. Dependent Children

If you have children from a previous relationship or with
your current partner, a prenup allows you and your spouse to determine how
those children will be taken care of financially in the event of a divorce or
break-up.

Although you can’t include things like custody, visitation, or child support in a prenup, you can generally use it to determine how property and assets will be inherited by children, so if there is a need to split assets and property up in a specific way (one child inherits a specific property or asset) then you can do so.

3. Protection of Your Estate Plan

When most people thing of estate plans, they think of documents like a Last Will and Testament or Living Will, but a Prenuptial Agreement is an important estate planning document as well.

In addition to choosing how property and assets will be
inherited by your children, a prenup can be helpful in protecting separate
personal assets and property from being mixed into the ones obtained during the
marriage. This allows you to choose what your partner will receive as part of
your estate.

Using a Prenuptial Agreement

A Prenuptial Agreement is a useful document for couples for
a variety of reasons, including providing financial and personal peace of mind.
It’s never a bad idea for couples who are planning to get married to consider
using a prenup to outline how their property and assets would be divided in the
event of a divorce or break-up.

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