1) The cover letter might be the single most important thing you have to write in order to get your new job.
2) Keep it easy to read, with a good sized font and bulleted section, with strategic bolding.
3) The application letter is a type of cover letter which is made in order to respond to a particular job opening.
4) Employers will not waste time reading long and unnecessary letters.
5) A cover should mention something specific about the company and should be specific whenever possible.
6) Add any important situational information relevant to the position (such as willingness to travel or relocate, for example).
7) You may even want to reiterate what the employer put in the job description in bold type.
8) It can be very easy to overlook errors, and spell check is not fool proof.
9) It is very easy to forget to attach the file while sending your cover letter through email.
10) Passion, creativity and a hard hitting ad is what you’re aiming for in your cover letter.
11) In any job hunt where you are changing careers skillful drafting of the resume cover letter is a must.
12) While writing a prospecting letter, your specifications and requirements for the position should be stated.
13) You can do your own research and ask for further information, if necessary.
14) Get someone to read it out loud to you and see if it sounds right.
15) Too often, job seekers develop a generic letter and submit it (very bad idea) to several employers.
16) To find qualified resumes, recruiters use sophisticated tools and techniques to conduct system database, keyword and various other online searches.
17) Depending on the job, you have an opportunity to be warmer, but keep the letter focused on business.
18) A career change cover letter must concentrate on your skill base and expertise.
19) It is used to formally present yourself as available for a job position or range of positions with a company.
20) Your cover letter introduces you (and your resume) to your prospective employer.
21) You will do yourself a great favor if you come across as more human in your letter.
22) It will demonstrate your professionalism if you address your cover letter to the appropriate person.
23) You need to be able to call attention to the parts of your resume which relates to the job.
24) Basically, cover letters should always complement but never duplicate a resume.
25) Only you truly know yourself and all your experiences, qualifications, strengths and weaknesses.
26) The resume, envelope and cover letter should all have matching papers.
27) If a phrase sticks out at you as being very effective, then use it.
28) Use action words to pull the reader in and/or mention a personal contact within the organization.
29) Avoid any spelling and grammatical errors as it will be very detrimental to your image.
30) The resume cover letter should point the person reviewing the application packages to the resume.
31) Explain how your background and education make you an excellent candidate for the job.
32) Do not waste your time and also your reader’s time on lengthy cover letters.
33) A well written cover letter may play a significant part in your hiring process.
34) Use the same paper as you used for your resume (and plain white paper is perfectly fine, by the way).
35) The employer should know the most important points after quick scan of the letter.
36) End your cover letter on a positive note by thanking the recruiter for the time spent in reviewing your application.
37) Customize the letter by researching the company and the job as much as possible.