Cover Letters

The Resume Resource - Cover LettersTo get hired in today’s competitive job market, you must work even harder to ensure that you stand out to prospective employers. Your cover letter is the initial document a hiring manager sees. It is your chance to make a strong first impression.

You may have heard that some recruiters and hiring managers do not read cover letters. That may be true, but you do not know if your recipient likes or dislikes cover letters. We recommend that you err on the side of caution and always include a customized cover letter with each resume you send. If the recruiter is expecting a cover letter and does not receive one, you could be perceived as lazy or unprofessional and be passed over for an interview.

The ability to express yourself well with the written word is a highly sought-after skill, something your cover letter can demonstrate. If your resume contains information a hiring manager might question, such as a complete career change, your cover letter can help you provide clarification. Your cover letter needs to be tailored to the position to convince the hiring manager to bring you in for an interview.

To help you gain the competitive EDGE you need to succeed, I will provide you with an electronic version of your cover letter that you will be able to easily customize as needed for future positions.  You can also order additional versions of your cover letter for different types of jobs.