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Avoiding Cover Letter Mistakes

Preparing a cover letter when looking for a job may help improve one’s chances of getting hired. The primary purpose of the cover letter is usually to accompany one’s job resume and serve as a fitting introduction that recruiters and employers would be reading first. There are right and wrong ways to prepare a cover letter. Here are some of the mistakes that should be avoided. Don’t Use “Dear Sirs” As The Salutation AddressMany people tend to go the impersonal approach in addressing their cover …

Five Rules of Cover Letter Etiquette

Your cover letter serves as a booster to your resume – the resume does the playing while the cover letter does the cheering, giving the hiring manager the best impression of your application. Unfortunately, despite its critical role in getting hired, many job candidates spend eternity developing their resumes, treating cover letters only as an afterthought. This can be a huge mistake as the cover letter is your instrument to have your resume get noticed.Send a cover letterOne of the first cover …

Writing a Winning Cover Letter

Cover letters are usually attached along with your resume, serving as an introduction of yourself to potential employers. Nowadays, many companies prefer cover letters to be sent through e-mail.The strength of your writing would mean the difference between a shot at an interview or a trip to the paper shredder. Presenting your personality to potential employers through the cover letter is just as important as listing your skills and accomplishments in your resume, and creating a great first impr…

Cover Letter Are Necessary

Cover letters are simply a letter of introduction. In these letters you are explaining who you are and why you are writing to the resume reader. It is a matter of courtesy that you introduce yourself when you are requesting something of them, in this case an interview.What Instances Require a Cover LetterIf you are not shaking hands with the hiring decision maker and introducing yourself, then you need a cover letter to introduce you. If you are shaking hands with the hiring manager, you are int…

Preparing Effective Cover Letter

The cover letter is a business letter and is used to transmit your resume to a prospective employer. A good cover letter will communicate interest, motivation, and self-confidence, as well as some understanding of the position. You have the opportunity to introduce yourself, express your interest in a position, offer the employer insight into your personality through your writing style, and impress the employer with your communication skills. Appearance Hiring managers routinely receive response…

Formatting a Cover Letter

Because a cover letter is your first chance to make a lasting impression with a hiring manager, it must be professional. To accomplish this: Always use the same heading for your cover letter that you have used in your resume. Whenever possible, use the hiring manager’s name. This personalizes the document and shows attention to detail. Include in your opening paragraph what job you’re interested in and a specific reason as to why you feel qualified for this position. Include in the body of the l…