Cover Letter Must Have’s
Do a Google search for cover letters and you’ll find a million entries. Asking someone about cover letters is like asking someone about the best motorcycle on the market today. There are so many ideas and opinions. Cover letters can be extremely effective, and for some roles, required. The key is to create an exceptional cover letter.
Below are ten insights to consider for your next cover letter adventure.
The “To Do’s”
1. Survey Says The first thing you need to know is that there is no perfect template. It isn’t one size fits all. Each situation is unique and it is up to you to decide whether or not to include a cover letter with a resume.
2. Go Big or Go Home If you are not open to creating a custom and personalized cover letter tailored to the company, its products, or its services, then stop reading now. Creating a one-off document for the hiring manager that references the position is critical to the whole process. No matter how perfect you are for a particular role, first impressions are very important. This company may be your next employer, and work family, so make it count. It may be the reason they call you for the role.
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