Writing a cover letter can seem like a difficult task. After all, cover letters make some sort of a request – whether for an interview or more information – and are generally addressed to someone you haven’t met before.
The purpose of a cover letter is to narrate your resume in your own voice. Your resume is a dense, concise, bullet pointed document of dates and facts. It’s a dry run-through of your skills. It is unfriendly and unfeeling. Your cover letter is there to contextualize your resume for a specific job with real-world references and examples of your experience.
Your cover letter needs to be succinct, compelling, and a strong overview of your skill set. Hiring managers and recruiters want to learn about you quickly and how you meet the requirements of the posting. Your introductory letter is critical in presenting your overall brand.
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- Our letters are not cookie-cutter, generic boring template letters. They are custom developed, ATS-friendly letters for you based on YOUR unique skill set and key competencies.
- We do custom cover letters for corporate, government/public sector applications that will get you in the door – we address each requirement and show them how you can add value
- MINIMAL OR NO TWEAKING! We have nailed strategies by writing your cover letter ‘Bio’ style that means you do very little or no tweaking at all. Your letter will have all the relevant industry keywords and competencies to get you through ATS scans. Guaranteed!
Cover letters are a great opportunity to position highlights and qualifications you can’t fully explain in your resumes. They help personalize job applicants to enable them to come across more as real people to potential employers. If you throw together a cover letter in the hopes that nobody will actually read it, you might be missing a chance to land an interview.
There are three general types of cover letters:
- An application letter responding to a specific job posting
- A prospecting letter which inquires about possible positions
- A networking letter which requests information and assistance in your job search
To take advantage of a cover letter’s full potential, contact us. We will write, format, review, and research the right keyword for your cover letter.