In today’s world of online applications, social media recruiting, and LinkedIn job searches, a cover letter may seem like a relic of the pre-digital past. However, it can be an important document that lets recruiters know why you want the job and what you have to offer. So what should a modern, 2018 cover letter look like?
A Blueprint for a Killer 2018 Cover Letter
As always, a 2018 cover letter should be very brief, concise, and to the point. It should introduce you and also mention how your experience and skills relate to the position. A cover letter should let them know you’re interested in working for them. It should also explain to them why they need you, specifically. The infographic below, provided by The Careers Daily, serves as a blueprint to construct the perfect 2018 cover letter.
A traditional cover letter starts with an opening sentence that explains why you’re the perfect choice for the job. This hasn’t changed. And as always, you should list your relevant experience and skills. But in today’s market, you should also take the time to research the culture of the company and match the tone of your letter with it. Let them know you would fit culturally as well.
A good cover letter can be the key that unlocks your career. The important thing is making sure the key fits the lock.
Also published on Medium.