1) Be prepared to scout for a job as you arm yourself with an interesting resume cover letter.
2) You should in your cover letter sound more determined and not at all desperate.
3) Like a sort of written handshake, the cover letter introduces the person, his credentials and desired direction for the future.
4) In general, it will fall into two categories namely the Letter of Application and Letter of Inquiry.
5) Also make sure to double check your letter for any punctuation, spelling or grammar errors.
6) Your one and only objective of your cover letter is to get an interview.
7) Generally speaking, if your cover letter is more than a page long, it is way too long.
8) Make sure contact information is provided in a clear and viable place within the cover letter.
9) Writing cover letters is like putting your resume in a tuxedo suit.
10) You should attempt to do in writing what you believe you can do in person during an interview.
11) The right cover letter is like showing up to your interview in a beautiful, perfectly fitted Armani suit.
12) Proofread your cover letter thoroughly to check for spelling or grammar errors.
13) Cover letters should be written in plain English using formal but simple and natural language.
14) Writing a great cover letter can be the key to your success in a job hunt.
15) You can include phrases from prior performance appraisals, letters of commendation and letters of recommendation.
16) Well written cover letters will have more spark, more energy, and reflect you in a good light.
17) Close your letter by always thanking the employer for his time and consideration, just like in any other business letter.
18) State why you believe you would be the best person for the company (how you would benefit the company).
19) The cover letter must have the same attention to detail and the same fine presentation as the resume.
20) A career change cover letter should immediately catch the attention of the prospective employer.
21) Now is not the time to talk about what you’ll be getting out of the deal.
22) Provide an email address and a day phone number where the perspective employer can reach you at anytime.