No one really likes writing cover letters – not even me, and I write clients’ career marketing documents every day. Personally, I find creating resumes, executive bios and LinkedIn profiles much more fun. But – cover letters are an important part of your job search that you cannot overlook.
Typically, your cover letter is the first writing sample reviewed by a potential employer, so make sure yours will help, not hurt, your chances of winning an interview.
A cover letter is a great way to convey your passion for the job and to set yourself apart from other candidates. Another reason to include a cover letter with your resume? If the recruiter or hiring manager is expecting one and you do not provide one – you can look lazy. What employer would want to hire a person they perceive as lazy? None. Here are some great tips from AkkenCloud and Ghergich & Co. on how companies use cover letters in candidate selection. You can use this information to sell yourself well with a strong cover letter. Knowledge is power!
Did you know there are 5 different types of cover letters? Read AKKENCloud’s Cover Letter Tips
An inspirational Career Coach, Resume Expert and Job Search Specialist, Trish Thomas has been helping people develop the tools, strategies and confidence to build satisfying careers since 2009. Providing structure, support and objective advice, she guides her clients through the job search process to make it less overwhelming and more successful. Ready to move from where you are, to where you want to be? Contact Trish today to see how she can help you gain the competitive edge to advance your career. (860) 658-6480 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Discover your EDGE.