Using good, quality cover letter templates can make writing your's a cinch.
When you apply for that job -- you know, the one that’s just right for you -- you will want to include with your resume a one (maybe two) page letter that summarizes your best capabilities and makes you stand out from the crowd.
There are many variations of letters you can use. Be sure to check out this page and the cover letter samples and cover letter examples sections to find...
...the perfect one for the “job” (pun intended).
Many people ask me, “Can’t I just send in my resume? Isn't that enough?"
Why would you pass up an opportunity to impress? Each contact with the hiring manager is your chance to make a good impression.
A good cover letter can make you stick out. And remember, we want to make you shine.
So go for it! Use a cover letter template to make it easier.
Presentation is key.
Be it email or snail mail, keep it clean and neat.
What will the recipient of your cover letter and resume think of it? Looking at things from their perspective can make all the difference. So, when writing your letter think about what's in it for them.
Everyone craves appreciation. How can you genuinely turn, not only your cover letter, but your approach to finding a job...finding a purpose...finding value in this world so that you fulfill the appreciation others crave?
Think about what the reader of your cover letter would like to see.
Don't pander. Keep it genuine.
Your cover letter could be the very first thing hiring managers see.
So it should be a summary of your best qualities.
Whether sending your application electronically or by paper, your cover letter will most likely be looked at first. And you know how first impressions go.
Take your time in creating it. Go slow to go fast. Make it right. Read. And reread. And have someone else read it and your resume.
Not only does the cover letter summarize why you are good for the job (at least I hope it does), it also shows off your writing and communication skills. So please, no spelling or grammar errors.
Not good with spelling, grammar or even writing for that matter?
Use our templates and samples to get you going.
Or farm it out! Have someone else write it for you. Is your uncle a whiz when it comes to writing? Is your best friend qualified to whip out letters in Word? Or maybe get a professional to craft your cover letter.
It isn’t hard but for some it’s just not worth it.
But since you’re reading thus far, I’m assuming you're willing to try it yourself.
So let’s begin...
What things should you put in a cover letter?
Writing a cover letter isn’t really all that difficult. But, you to do need to keep it professional and personal. A good cover letter template will include...
We'll talk more about all these in cover letter templates and cover letter samples.
So sit back, relax and let's get you that job!