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Cover Letter 2019-11-20 08:00:00

Cover Letter

They say first impressions are everything. This is especially true when applying for a job. A cover letter is your chance to make a great first impression. The cover letter is a summary of you and includes parts of your resume. It’s meant as a conversational piece to show off your best attributes and why you’re the best candidate.

A cover letter is a supplemental document, usually provided at the same time a job application or resume is submitted, which provides a brief overview of the candidate's relevant experience, interest, and knowledge about the position. While they are not always required, well-written cover letters can provide valuable advantages to jobseekers in catching the attention of recruiters and managers.

In the cover letter, speak about you personally to give interviewers an idea of who you are. Highlight your professional accomplishments. Everything should funnel into why you are the best candidate for the job. It’s all about winning the specific job you’re applying for. Don’t be generic or meander. Stay on point. As you read over the cover letter, think to yourself, would you hire this person? If not, go back and revise.