Former recruitment agency experts answer
employment questions, candidly suggesting how to
negotiate your salary, find a really good job,
handle phone interviews, and more.
Sage advice like this is
- Grammar and
spelling must be perfect.
- The cover letter
should not be more than one page long.
- Research and show
your knowledge of the company in the
cover letter (preferably in the first
- If possible find
and use the hiring managers actual
- Use Dear
Mr./Mrs./Ms. & last name of
- Do not use a
generic Dear Sir/Madam.
- Your opening
should indicate what job you are applying
enthusiasm for the job.
- Try to make a
positive reference about the company to
show you have taken the time to research
the company before applying.
- Indicate what
skills and experiences you can contribute
to the company.
- Relate how your
skills match the requirements of the job.
- Position yourself
as a superior candidate for the job.
- Indicate how the
employer can best contact you.
- Thank them for
- If you
havent heard anything after a
reasonable amount of time has elapsed
then a follow-up call is ok.
- Use Yours
truly or Sincerely.
- Type your name.
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