I never really understood the true significance of a cover letter, but after doing much research they have come to make sense to me. When someone writes a cover letter, they are expressing their c…
Why cover letters get ignored
Bad cover letters typically suffer from one of three problems: they're formulaic, they restate your resume or they take on a "confessional" tone, writes Drake Baer, citing an article from the Harvard Business Review. Only send a cover letter if you know the name of the person who will be reading it, or if you've been personally referred to the company, he advises.
Why We HATE Writing Cover Letters
Dreading writing your cover letter? Here are a few reasons why we HATE writing cover letters. More importantly, here are some tips to make it less painful.
Why Cover Letters Are Important
Cover letters are a critical first impression. Learn how a compelling cover letter can set job seekers apart and grab the attention of future employers.
Cover letter 101 (sample cover letters included)
Regardless of whether you’re writing your very first cover letter – or your first one in years – here’s the rundown on what to include.
Why Cover Letters Still Matter
It may be the era of texting, multitasking and communicating in 140 characters or less, but when it comes to finding a…
Write Better Emails and Cover Letters with These 7 Tips
Your writing is the first impression you make. It’s time to polish your skills and craft write better emails and cover letters.
7 Tips to Highly Effective Cover Letters
I get a lot of questions from clients about whether or not they should include a cover letter when sending in their résumé. My response is “Would you consider making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the jelly?” Unless a job position announcement specifically states that you should not send in a cover letter along with your résumé, you should ALWAYS include one. Why?
How to Quickly Create Customized Resume Cover Letters
Are you struggling with writing a unique cover letter for each job application? Would you like to create a resume cover letter quickly...
How to Use Power Phrases in Cover Letters
After an attention-grabbing opening statement in a cover letter, you should flesh out the middle of the cover letter with power phrases and intriguing lines that strongly emphasize your belief in yourself and your strengths. Don’t be shy about listing qualifications, skills, competencies, accomplishments, and achievements. Use numbers wherever you can. If you spot a …
6 Reasons Why Cover Letters Count
Have you heard that cover letters are dead? That hiring managers don’t read them? Wrong. Here are six reasons cover letters still count.
10 Tips for Better Resumes and Cover Letters
Applying for a job gets more competitive every year.
What Leonardo da Vinci Can Teach You About Writing Killer Cover Letters
He was a genius artist and engineer. But did you know da Vinci also had some serious cover-letter writing skills? Here are a few things you can learn from the master.
How To Get Hired With An Amazing Cover Letter
Learn how to make the best cover letter of all time.
how can I write shorter cover letters? — Ask a Manager
A reader writes: I am struggling with cover letters. I think I write thoughtful, well-organized letters. I have revised my layout so that my letters are mo
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Cover Letters: How to Grab an Employers Attention with the First Line
Let us show you how to prepare an eye-catching cover letter that land you that dream job.
55% of Hiring Managers Don't Read Cover Letters—Here's How to Get Their Attention
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Yes, Cover Letters Still Matter—and Yes, There's a Way to Make Yours Stand Out
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I've Read Over 300+ Cover Letters and This Is How I Decide if It's Good or Bad Within 3 Minutes
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