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                                             A Quick Guide to Cover Letters That Work
                                                                    By Land Job



   The importance of your cover letter in the hunt for employment cannot be stressed enough. The
quality and composition of your cover letter will be the key factor on whether an HR director chooses to
view your resumé or disregard it so you’ll want to spend some time preparing and polishing it to
take full advantage of your brief window of opportunity. To that end, here is a quick guide to help your
cover letters stand out and be noticed. You only have one opportunity to make a long last impression
when the hiring manager or a decision maker looks at a resume or cover letter so it is important to
have a wow factor so that your resume does not end up in the trash.

 - Complement your resumé, don’t duplicate it—First impressions are crucially important so
always bear in mind that your cover letter will be your first contact with your potential employer. Convey
information that complements your resumé and add personal touches that pique their interest.

 - Customize for each position—Generic cover letters imply a low level of interest in the position and
will be dismissed straightaway. A little extra effort on customization will make a big impact on whether
your resumé is reviewed or not.

- Strike a balance between brevity and pertinent information—Concision is important. Never use two
words where one will suffice.

 - Highlight key strengths—Present your key strengths as they apply to that particular position. Give the
reader several reasons to continue reading your cover letter and your resumé.

 - Don’t be afraid to use bullet points—HR directors initially scan cover letters rather than read them
word for word. Using bullet points to convey pertinent information makes it far easier for them than
reading dense blocks of text.

 - Grammar and spelling—Check, double-check, and then check your cover letter again for errors of
any kind that may undermine your credibility. You may also want to have a trusted friend or colleague
review it as well because a fresh set of eyes will find grammar and punctuation errors that you may
have overlooked.

- Remember the goal—Always remember that the purpose of your cover letter is to pique their

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interest, create a connection, and encourage the reader to review your resumé. Write
specifically for this target audience and your chances of making that connection will be enhanced
significantly.

 There are lots of cover letter templates on the Internet which can be used to help you get started, but
use them for inspiration rather than following them to the last detail. Remember that HR directors look
at hundreds of cover letters each month, and if they have any reason to believe that you’re going
through the motions rather than making the extra effort to craft your own unique cover letter, your
resumé will seldom get noticed. Use these cover letter ideas and incorporate some of your own
to increase your chances of getting noticed and landing an interview!

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many years. Jeff Tomlin and his website have personally helped over 285,000 job seekers. To find out
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                                        Need a Guide: Get Samples of a Cover Letter
                                                               By Dirk Daggler



A cover letter is a very important factor to consider when applying for a job. It highlights the most
important things that an employer should know about the applicant. If in doubt, one may consider
viewing a cover letter sample as a guide.

 Most people forget the fact that there are actually two very important documents that they should
secure whenever they apply for a job. Those two requirements are the resume and the cover letter. We
all know that the resume is a very indispensable part of a job application, since it lists down the most
pertinent information that the employers want to know about their applicants. But a cover letter? What
role does a cover letter portray in assuring that one would get a slot for the interview?

 An excellent cover letter is sought by employees because it says everything about an applicant. A
cover letter may say something about the applicant’s attention to detail, communication skills, and even
simple personality traits such as enthusiasm and intelligence. A cover letter should be formatted in a
way that it is easily understood. If you are fond of using flamboyant font styles, this should not be done
in both cover letters and resume. The main thing that the employees want in the cover letter is that it
should be easily read at a glance. None of those fancy font styles are needed for cover letters. A
simple and intelligent-looking cover letter is what the applicants should do because this is what the
employers are looking for. Furnish them with a poor cover letter and chances are, you would not be
able to have your way to the first interview.

 If you are clueless on how to write this type of application letter, you should try visiting sites which offer
samples of a cover letter. Most of these sites offer a vast collection of cover letters for free, so you do
not have to worry about anything. These samples of a cover letter will guide you to write your own
letter which will somehow exemplify your skills, abilities and personalities.

 After you have obtained samples of a cover letter, you may now start writing your own. You may start
by including the name and address of the company that you are applying for. Also try to know the
specific individual who is going to receive and review your application. However, you can just write the
position of the person reviewing your application if you are not sure about the exact personnel to
contact. Brush up on your knowledge about the company. This will give the company an idea that you
are really interested being a part of their company and they would also like to have you in their team in
the same enthusiasm that you have.

 Another thing that a cover letter should highlight is the most important achievements that you have
had during the course of your studies. You may include the honors that you have achieved when you
were still in college, or perhaps the organizations that you have actively participated in. This will
certainly captivate the person reviewing your application and for sure, you will be considered for an
interview.

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