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Cover Letter Tips

Posted on: January 22, 2010

There are many things that can make you more marketable and appealing to a future employer; a cover letter is one of those things. A cover letter is meant to let employers know essential information about you ; if you are not able to be present to speak with an employer.There are many resources that I found to be very helpful on the web that share tips about cover letters. Cover letters are one of the things with the interviewing process that I needed the most help completing. Before entering this class, I did not know the correct way to write a cover letter. After researching cover letters, I found the correct way to write them. This Blog will show you some of the tips that I found that will help you a tremendous amount.

Remember that cover letters should cater to the job that you are applying to at that particular moment.  Employers do not want a cover letter that is not specific to you; dont be scare with details about yourself. You should respond to job offers as soon as they send you details. So if they ask you to submit a resume and cover letter by a certain date; do it! This will help you become really pro-active in the interviewing process. This may speed up the interviewing process for you. A tip to remember when creating your cover letter is when you include the exact skills listed in the job description; this can guarantee an interview for you. People like to see what they included in the job description to be the skills that you possess ; this makes them feel comfortable they have the “perfect ” person for the job.

In this economy,you want to make sure that you show future employers what you have to offer that is different from other applicants. Here are some tips for cover letters:

1.) Let employers know that you are willing to try different avenues and that you are not picky; you are versatile.

2.)Make sure you let employers know your skills and accomplishments. This is normally not more than a paragraph.

3.) Make sure that your career goal listed goes with the job that you are considering

4.) Make sure that your cover letter has a strong closing.

5.)Create two variations of your cover letter

  • Variation I : lists your skills, accomplishments in previous jobs as well as information on your most recent position you held.
  • Variation II : lists skills and personal abilities.

6.) Make sure your cover letter expresses the skills listed in the job description.

7.)Since you already have listed the exact skills that the job possess ; make sure they are listed in the same order on your cover letter as listed in the job description.

These tips are credited to : http://www.dumblittleman.com/2009/02/how-to-write-great-cover-letters-for.html

          

Check out this video on great tips on creating a cover letter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNDabUq-K6w. This video helped me a tremendous amount . It taught me exactly what I needed to know about formatting and writing a cover letter.

Ever wonder if you need a cover letter for a job or needed to know  information that  is needed for a cover letter ? … Here is some great information  that I found…Hope you enjoy!

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/15/jobs/15career.html

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