Writing an exceptional cover letter can be one of the trickiest parts of the job application process.
First, you have to decide whether to write one at all. After all, the increased dependence on on-line job boards, resume banks, and ATS leaves many feeling cover letters are obsolete. Many companies don’t even require one anymore. For those that do, you then you have to struggle with what to write and how to write it.
Of course, once you determine it’s best write a cover letter designed to impress, you have to do it well. Exceptionally well.
Perhaps even more so than a resume, a cover letter is the ultimate first impression. You don’t want to ruin your chances right out of the gate. You want to write a letter that expresses your qualification and enthusiasm for the job and for the company. In essence, your cover letter is the “hook” and resume is the sales pitch.
This infographic from Globalessays.org takes you step-by-step through cover letter writing process. Beginning with determining if you need to even write one, it answers questions like how long it should be and what it should say. From salutation to signature, the advice is solid.
For all the information you need to write an exceptional cover letter, take a look… and really impress your next employer!
Also published on Medium.