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
create a cover letter
poor cover letter can ruin a good resume. Don't
give writing the cover letter any less care and
attention than you give the resume.
Just about every job requires decent
communication skills and the cover letter is the
first indicator of how you communicate.
Here are some good tips on how to create a cover
- Dont use a generic
salutation (i.e. To whom it may
concern,) if you can avoid it. try
to find out the name of the person who
will read the letter.
- Don't waste space with
stating obvious things like I saw
your ad in the such and such
newspaper. The employer knows where
- Dont just restate
info that is already on the resume. Go
to create a cover letter: What to include
Use a colon (:) - for example Dear Mr.
Smith: is correct and Dear Mr
Smith, is wrong.
The first paragraph: get their attention
Open with an interesting sentence that will get
The main body:
Describe your skills that you have that make you
a prime candidate.
The final section:
This section more or less indicates your resume
is attached and that you look forward to hearing
A cover letter is the first thing a hiring
manager sees so try to make a good a first
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