What Is The Purpose Of A Cover Letter?

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Your cover letter is like a movie preview. It gives a glimpse of what’s coming in the main attraction (your resume). Cover letters typically accompany a resume and should provide the potential employer with just enough information regarding your background, experience, and accomplishments to build some interest in further exploring your candidacy.

It’s important to know what makes a compelling and effective cover letter. This will help you create one that stands out from other candidates. Having a well-written cover letter improves your chances of having your resume reviewed by recruiters and hiring managers because it will provide insight on your background.

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Our easy-to-use professionally designed Cover Letters will help you create a Cover Letter that employers will want to read.

Our templates are designed to be used with MS Word and are easy to customize.

You can select from our matching Cover Letter Templates and use our tips and suggestions to help you create that winning cover letter.

Designing Your Cover letter

Easy Resume Templates Cover Letters are designed to match our Resume Templates or can be used independently. Choose from our wide selection of cover letter templates including Classic, Professional, Modern, or Creative templates to meet your specific needs. The cover letter templates have already been designed to include all the sections that you need, you just have to customize your selected cover letter to tell your story. Read on to understand how to design each section of your cover letter.


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Our Cover Letter Templates for Microsoft Word come with easy instructions and suggestions to help you write your Cover Letter in no time. Each of our Cover Letters corresponds to a matching professional resume template. Coordinating Resume Templates are available for separate purchase. Microsoft Word is required to use our Easy Resume Templates cover letters.


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Cover Letter FAQs

We know a cover letter is an important part of your job application, and our Cover Letter Templates offers you the ability to create a cover letter using a selection from our customizable cover letter templates. It also comes with suggestions and tips to help you create your cover letter.

Your cover letter should typically be no longer than one page, consisting of up to five paragraphs to include your opening (introduction) body (2-3 paragraphs), and the closing (1). If you’re tempted to make it more than one page-just don’t! Just as recruiters take an average of 6 seconds to read a resume, they also scan your cover letter. Use your cover letter to highlight your accomplishments and how your skills align with the position. The potential employer is only interested in reading the facts that pertain to the job position, not your autobiography.

Do your research to see if you can identify the hiring manager or the recruiter who is working on that position and address your cover letter to that person. If your research doesn’t provide you with a specific name, then use “Dear Hiring Manager” in your salutation. Never start the cover letter with 'To Whom It May Concern' because this is too informal and shows very little effort.

No! No!. No two jobs are ever the same, and even if the jobs are similar, take the time to research and learn about the company and the specifics of the job you’re applying for. This will allow you to better customize and align your cover letter to match the requirements of the job. Recruiters and hiring managers will notice your effort as it demonstrates you have a genuine interest in the company and the position you’re applying for. Not one size fits all.

  • Review your cover to make sure it’s free of typos and errors. You want to put your best foot forward as Recruiters will immediately pick up on those issues. That could be a big turn-off to Recruiters and Hiring Managers.
  • Add accomplishments to demonstrate what you’ve done/accomplished in your positions. Remember your cover letter is really your sales pitch. Highlight your accomplishments to show how it will add value to the employer/position your applying for.
  • Cover letters are not a one size fits all, so tailor your cover letter to the job you’re applying Review the job description and tweak your cover letter to include experienes you have that align with the job postings.
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Thank You Letter

You’ve had your interview and you think it went really well, so now do you just sit back and wait? In today’s competitive environment it is highly recommended that you send a follow-up note to the interviewers. Sending a thank you email to the interviewers after the interview can positively set you apart from the other candidates.
You are most likely not the only candidate interviewing for the position and if you are not the best fit for the role, the thank you letter will not change that, but it will certainly leave a positive impression. There are several reasons to send a follow up thank you letter.

Why Send A Thank You Letter?

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Thank the interviewer for their time and consideration

Allows you to express your continued interest and enthusiasm after the interview

Opportunity to reiterate and remind the interviewers of your qualifications

Remind the interviewers who you are and set yourself apart from the competition

What Do You Get?

We have created six thank you letter options within the Thank You Letter document. Once purchased, it is available for instant download and customization. You can select any one of the available six formatted thank you letters included in the document. Microsoft Word is required to use our Easy Resume Templates Thank You letters.

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How To Write A Thank You Letter

What you include in your thank you letter is just as important as sending it. Sending your thank you letter via email is perfectly normal and acceptable. You should typically send your thank you letter within 24 hours after interviewing. Your thank you letter isn’t an opportunity to add more content to your interview, but rather to express your appreciation and continued interest. A few suggestions and tips on composing your thank you letter.

Be concise and clear in your subject line- “Thank You” is enough

Address the interviewer by name

Start by expressing your appreciation for their time and consideration

Reiterate your interest in the role

Mention something specific discussed during the interview and show how your skills align with the discussion

Recap your qualification and skills and how your experience will benefit the company!

What To Avoid When Writing Your Thank You Letter

On the other hand, there are also things that you want to avoid when composing your thank you letter. Maintaining a positive and professional impression is imperative throughout the interview process. Your thank you letter doesn’t have to be overly formal, but personable and professional.

Maintain a high level of professionalism in your tone and message

Avoid salary or benefit related questions in the thank you letter

Do not send multiple follow-up emails to check the status of a decision

Spell check! Avoid sending a thank you letter full of typos and grammatical errors

Thank You Letter TIPS

Your thank you letter should be sent within 24 hours of your interview.

Our recommendation would be to personalize the thank you letters you send. Do not send the same letter to everyone you met. Personalize it to demonstrate your interest and enthusiasm for the job.

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