Cover Letters Make a Difference

Cover Letter with Resume

Does it really make a difference? Absolutely.

Your cover letter is your first chance to make a good impression. It allows you to introduce yourself, lets you display your personality and writing skills and tells the reader why you feel your qualified for the position that’s open.

Some hints:

  • Personalize each letter you send.
  • Be creative. It’s your chance to demonstrate a little of your personality.
  • Don’t put all the information that’s in you resume in your letter.
  • Tell why you believe you’re uniquely qualified for the job.
  • Include skills that you possess that are not included in the resume and explain how they would be assets in your new job.
  • Mention awards or honors that you’ve received.
  • If you’re moving from another job, explain why you’ve made this decision.
  • Make sure you tell the recruiter how and when to reach you.