Make sure your cover letter doesn’t help eliminate you from the competition by controlling the effort, content, and ultimately the quality of how you communicate. Coupled with a great resume, this will put you up 2-0 over your less prepared, less careful competition.
Here are 5 ways you can write a great cover letter, and get it read.
Although your résumé is definitely important, the cover letter can also be a make-or-break factor… assuming you can get the recruiter to actually read it!
To help make sure they care enough about your application to do just that, here are seven ways to catch the recruiter’s eyes with your cover letter…
For many hiring managers or resume screeners, your cover letter explains which job you are interested in and more importantly WHY you are interested in the job and position.
By interested, I also mean qualified. Your cover letter must explain what value you are bringing to the company…
Don’t press “submit” on that job application. Not yet. You’re not done. Even though you’re itching to find a new gig, cool your jets. The market is saturated so you need to be sharp. A recent Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, found roughly 2.4 million employees are dashing for the exit every month. A “jolt” for your boss, maybe. For you, it’s a chance to start fresh. Before you send off the resume/cover letter combo, run all your documents through this seven-question checklist. The reason: you need to make sure your writing is relevant, meaningful and frankly worth reading from
We often hear or read about the death of the resume. And yet somehow it continues to hang on for dear life.
Nowadays, though, it seems that this dire prediction has reached another long-time job search tool: the cover letter…
Has anyone ever walked you through exactly how to create a great cover letter? One that is different than all the others the recruiter will receive, tailored perfectly to fit the job description and company, and sure to impress the reader? Well, our friends at UNC Student Affairs have done exactly that in five surprisingly simple steps: Research and formatting Styling persuasively Starting strong Articulating your match Clearly stating next steps Check out this thorough guide… and then set out to write the perfect cover letter!