GetHired!™ Guide Chapter 2 - Writing a Cover Letter

by GetHired!™ Monday, April 04, 2011
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WRITING A GREAT COVER LETTER


Cover Letters are an area where many job seekers struggle. Once you’ve got the hang of it, however, they’re fairly straightforward. We’ll show you the proper format and a couple of quick tips that will make your letter stand out from the masses. Cover letters have a specific purpose:
A Cover Letter is:

  • An opportunity to “sell” yourself
  • A place to differentiate yourself from your competition
  • A chance to explain oddities in your résumé
  • A great complement to your resume, especially when it is not required
  • Specific to each job

A Cover Letter is not:
  • Where you restate what is in your résumé
  • A place to tell your life story
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