It Is EASY To Write Flawless Cover Letters
Most people think writing a cover letter is hard, and yes, it can be quite daunting and challenging. Not knowing where to start can stop anyone in their tracks. Easy Resume Templates provides matching cover letter templates that can be customized to accompany your resume.
Attaching a cover letter with your resume can potentially help you stand out as a strong candidate. You should attach a cover letter unless the posting specifically says a cover letter is not required. Even then, it doesn’t hurt to include it. However, if your cover letter is sloppy, poorly designed, or unprofessional, it can be a big turn off to Recruiters and hiring managers no matter how qualified you might be. Your cover letter should serve as a preview to your actual resume and provide a high-level overview of your qualifications and fit for the position you’re applying for. You can highlight some key accomplishments that align with the role in the body of your cover letter. With all that being said, for a cover letter to be effective, it must be written flawlessly, devoid of even minor mistakes which are a big turn-off to recruiters and hiring managers.
Anatomy Of A Cover Letter
The anatomy of a cover letter should always include several sections including the following:
Cover Letter Header: Should contain the contact information of the applicant and potential employer
Cover Letter Salutation: Also known as the greeting should address the hiring manager directly whenever possible. Use “Dear Hiring Manager” if your research doesn’t yield the exact name.
Cover Letter Introduction: This is where you indicate the position, and you interest in being considered.
Cover Letter Body: The “meat” of the cover letter and can include up to 3 paragraphs highlighting your qualification and accomplishments.
Cover Letter Closing: Final paragraph with a call to action inviting the hiring manager to contact you and thanking them for their consideration. Strong Close!
Cover Letter Signature: End with an appropriate line to include your full name as listed in the header.
Cover Letter Do’s and Don’ts
Our Cover Letter templates are designed to coordinate with your Resume Template. Use our tips and suggestions to create a well-written informative cover letter that introduces yourself and explains why you are the best candidate for the job. Let us help you get that interview! Give your cover letter a bit of personality so that you stand out from the crowd.
Review these Cover Letter Do’s and Don’ts to help you write the perfect cover letter.
Cover Letter Do’s and Don’ts
Do: Create a personalized cover letter for every job application. Tailor each cover letter. It is not a one-size fits all.
Do: Take time to research and find out who the hiring manager or recruiter is to use the proper greeting in the opening.
Do: Identify the position you’re applying to including the job code or requisition number if available.
Do: Maintain an upbeat, professional, and confident tone throughout the cover letter.
Do: Proofread! Hiring managers and Recruiters are turned off by grammatical errors on a cover letter.
Don’t: One page is enough. Do not exceed one page. Your cover letter should not be more than five paragraphs.
Don’t: Embellish your cover letter. Include information that’s truthful as it can all be verified.
Don’t: Keep it professional and don’t try to be cute. What’s funny to you may not be to the recruiter or hiring manager.
Don’t: Customize! Don’t forget to customize and change the name of the recipient/company for each cover letter.
Don’t: Send your cover letter or apply to a position before proofreading. Maximize your chance for success.
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