Want A Killer Cover Letter? Follow These 5 Steps

by Chris Stinson - Date: 2007-01-07 - Word Count: 368 Share This!

When applying for a job opening with a new company many companies will require that you enclose a cover letter with your resume. Even if a company does not require that you enclose a cover letter it is always a good idea to include one with your resume. Including a cover letter will show your professionalism and if written correctly could get your resume noticed.

In this article we look at 5 things you need to include or leave out of your cover letter.

1. Leave your contact information off of the cover letter. All of your contact information needs to be contained in your resume. Putting your contact information on the cover letter will be redundant.

2. Somewhere in the cover letter let the company know what position that you are applying for. Do not assume that there is only one job opening at the company and make sure the person who is hiring knows exactly the opening you are interested in. Stating the position you are applying for will get your resume to the correct person or department.

3. The cover letter is announcing yourself as such, let the company know that you are interested in a position with their company and enclosed is a copy of your resume.

4. Make the cover letter short and sweet do not go into your qualifications and what you have accomplished in the past, this is what the resume if for. Most people will scan the cover letter so make is as easy as possible for them to decide what your information is regarding.

5. Have somebody review your cover letter and your resume before sending it out. The last thing you want on either of them is typos. Having typos on your resume will almost in every case get it thrown straight into the trash bin.

As you can see adding a cover letter is not that difficult. If you have a template set up on your computer than you can tailor each cover letter for each position you are applying for in a short amount of time.

You just read are 5 steps you can take to make sure that you have a good cover letter for any situation.

Now go out and get that job.

Related Tags: resume, cover letters, job search

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