While crafting a flawless résumé is crucial to a successful job search, it takes a well-constructed cover letter to get it noticed. Here are a few tips to consider when drafting that all-important cover letter:
- Be sure to address the letter to the person making the hiring decision. You may have to do a bit of research, and even make a call. By doing so, your letter will stand out from the pack.
- Do some research on the company. Acquaint yourself with the basics, and show what you know.
- Emphasize the contributions you can make to the company. Most of us find it difficult to aggressively sell ourselves, but a cover letter demands you be persuasive, and make a compelling argument for consideration. Briefly state your qualifications for the job in question, and don’t mention unrelated skills or career goals.
- Ask for an interview. While it seems obvious that this is your intent, it doesn’t hurt to spell it out. Be sure to follow up.
- Check your work. Be sure there are no spelling or grammatical errors. Your letter should be printed on appropriate business stationary, and mailed in a plain envelope.
- Be sure to enclose your résumé and any other supporting documents behind the letter.
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