1) At least one other person should proofread it before you send the letter.
2) It must present you in a positive light and encourage the employer to further assess your resume.
3) One cannot speak about cover letters without emphasizing the need to use the spell and grammar check.
4) Each specific cover letter is detailed for an individual person, an individual position, and an individual company.
5) Describe what job you’re applying for and where you saw it advertised, if applicable.
6) HR managers put a lot of importance going through cover letters for a job.
7) A bullet may look attractive and professional, but a bullet is actually a graphic.
8) You can get a lot of information from the company’s annual report and the letter it sends to the shareholders.
9) The resume cover letter should point the person reviewing the application packages to the resume.
10) Remember, if you intend mailing your resume, always include a cover letter.
11) In a sense, a well written covering letter works like an agent on your behalf.
12) Tell the prospective employer when you can meet for an interview and never, ever use the word ‘if’.
13) Include, if possible, the personal name of the person who will be reading the letter.
14) Your resume or CV only matters after the cover letter has succeeded in its mission.
15) The resume tends to circulate while the cover letter doesn’t, and the two may become separated.
16) Print out your letter and have a friend check it, then check it again.
17) In general, it will fall into two categories namely the Letter of Application and Letter of Inquiry.
18) Every time you send out a resume or CV it should be accompanied by a cover letter.
19) It comes down to using power words and keywords for the job.
20) Requesting an interview is unnecessary, awkward, and presumptuous.
21) The point is to give a snapshot of your personality and strengths.