job seekers don't get as many interviews as they
would otherwise get since they treat their cover
letter as an afterthought or they don't make one
at all. Don't make that mistake.
sure you have a cover letter since many employers
will not even consider an applicant without one.
A cover letter tells the employer what type of
job you are seeking and how you are qualified for
Q: What should I do if
the job ad doesn't ask for a cover letter?
A: Always include a cover letter,
even if the job ad doesn't ask for it. It's good
business etiquette and it also helps the
recruiter quickly figure out which position
you're applying for. Most importantly, a cover
letter gives you another opportunity to sell
yourself to the employer.
Q: Do employers even
bother reading cover letters?
A: If a busy hiring manager
doesn't read the letter initially, then they
certainly will on the second pass. A cover letter
can definitely help you, and certainly will not
hurt your chances.
Q: Should I repeat what's
in my resume on my cover letter?
A: Don't just copy information
from your resume onto your cover letter.
Q: Can I write one cover
letter for all positions or do I need to
customize my cover letter each time?
A: It is worth the time to
customize your letter for each job you apply to.
Q: Who should I address
the letter to if I don't know the hiring
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