A good cover letter spotlights a candidate’s strengths and how he or she would fit into an organization. Unfortunately, too many applicants fail to write a good cover letter, which generally can be attributed to these three reasons:
Not including enough information.
Including too much information.
Not including the right kind of information.
Today’s infographic from UNC Student Affairs serves as a comprehensive guide to cover letters.
The information provided goes beyond format and structure to provide helpful advice on the most effective content…
If your resume is your first chance to make a good impression, your cover letter is the foot in the door that gets you that chance. Without it, your resume doesn’t even get considered. It is important, therefore, to have a firm grasp of cover letter basics including the acceptable, and most effective, structure and format.
While there are examples out there, there isn’t really a specific step-by-step formula for writing cover letters that win interviews.
It really comes down to who your audience is, what kind of information is important to them, and the best way of communicating that visually and verbally.
Your writing and communication style is the first impression you make.
So it’s time to polish your skills and craft write better emails and communicate better in general…
I have the occasional client who pauses when they are told the investment level of a great cover letter.
Why so much, they wonder. Is a cover letter really that important?