Cover Letter Tips
As you know, we don't believe in one resume, an objective on your resume, nor do we advocate a standard cover letter. ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL!
- Find a name and title, do not send it to "Whom it May Concern"
- State the name of the job, if there is a job number use it and state where you saw or heard about the job (i.e. Sales Manager position #SC203 which was posted on Media Jobs and More.)
- K.I.S.S. - Keep it simple and state the facts, understand that a readers time is limited, so keep to the facts that apply to THAT PARTICULAR POSITION and include ONLY those.
- Don't repeat your resume - the cover letter allows you to show your passion for the position and state more details than what your ‘targeted resume' shows.
- If you have been referred to them by someone, include that person's name and title.
- Sell yourself on the areas that they have deemed important in their job description (usually the shortcomings of the person that left!) and address how you can solve those issues for them, use measureable facts and figures. (If there is not a job description available, don't sell yourself, but ask for a meeting to learn of their challenges)
- Include a closing ‘action step', don't expect them to contact YOU, state a time that YOU will contact THEM and put it on your calendar. Your attention to detail will stand out!
- Include your contact info on the letter, either on the top or under your name
- SPELL CHECK
- Have someone read it as assurance that it reads well with proper grammar, punctuation and flow.