A list of “20 Things Every Twentysomething Should Know How To Do” has, among things like “parallel park” and “respond to criticism,” the ability to “write a cover letter” at number 16. This is very interesting, don’t you think? Here’s their reasoning: “Filling out an application is a pretty simple process but, in all likelihood,… Read more »
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The Reason Why Your Cover Letter Has To Change
Your cover letter should change every time you submit your resume to a new position. This is because your cover letter is an introduction to you, the first thing the reader of that resume sees, and a generic form letter will not give a good impression. It may even cause them to pass over the… Read more »
Cover Letter Basics and the Biggest Mistake to Avoid
For some strange reason there is a great deal written about how to craft the perfect resume, but much less attention is focused on the cover letter. The fact is that quite often it is the cover letter that the convinces the reader to even bother looking at your resume. It can certainly be the… Read more »
What Should You Include in Your Cover Letter?
Cover Letter Tone: Formal or Friendly?
When creating cover letters, a common mistake is to essentially use the same letter every time. Many applicants change nothing more than the name of the company. This is a bad idea and you can be certain that your generic letter is seen as such by those who read it. The other common mistake is… Read more »
Skip The Cover Letter?
When you are busy organizing job descriptions and sending out hundreds of resumes, the last thing you want to do is to think about composing yet another document. After all, many employers do not ask for a cover letter, and many of them may not take the time to read one. So should you just… Read more »
How To Write The Perfect Cover Letter
When you are applying for a new job it takes more than just a good resume to get a potential employer’s attention. If you want to set about creating the right impression with your job application, then you also need to make sure that you have a good cover letter to accompany your resume. Putting… Read more »
Don't Put Off A Potential Employer With Your Cover Letter
We all know the importance of a decent cover letter and why we need to use it to sell yourself when applying for a job. However, if you aren’t careful, you could make some of the most common mistakes made and that is going to harm your chances of being successful when applying for a… Read more »