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?
This is a message to all recent grads who, as they write each cover letter they send, feel compelled to claim they are perfect for a job:
You can write an imperfect cover letter and still get hired!
Many underestimate the power of a great cover letter opening statement. Even fewer know how to write a letter that helps you win the job interview.
And yet, in many cases, almost nothing is more important. After all, your opening statement encapsulates who you are…
Despite all the technology available, many still believe the biggest key to job search success is a killer resume. What we tend to forget, however, is that for many companies, your resume is often not the first thing read by HR. That distinction falls to the resume cover letter.
And if your cover letter isn’t as powerful as your resume itself, your job search may not get very far…