Cover Letters2020-11-17T03:27:35-08:00

Cover Letters

Do you need to write a cover letter but don’t know where to start?  Don’t fear. Writing cover letters can be made easy after reading the articles listed below.  

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The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Cover Letter

This ultimate guide to writing a cover letter will teach you how to write a stellar letter that will set you apart from thousands of other job candidates. You might be wondering: do hiring managers and HR reps even read cover letters?! I've spent nearly 20 years as a career coach, and as a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) I've talked to hundreds of hiring managers. Many of them do not read cover letters. But many of them do. Therefore, it’s best not to risk eliminating yourself from the competition because you didn’t spend a few hours writing a tailored letter. I’ve put together a simple, four-step process (including access to my FREE cover letter templates) to make it [...]

November 5th, 2019|

Four Steps to Address Gaps in Your Cover Letter

Whether you’ve been out of the workforce taking care of kids, relatives, or dealing with a personal illness or challenge, you can minimize and address employment gaps in your cover letter by following this simple four-step process. Unlike the resume, which is used as a marketing document to showcase your skills and achievements, the cover letter is much more personal, allowing job seekers to showcase their character and tell a compelling story. The story that you share in your cover letter depends entirely upon the type of position for which you are applying. Even though this takes time and effort, I recommend tailoring a different cover letter to every single position you apply for. Okay, I know it’s a [...]

September 14th, 2019|

How to Write a Kick-Butt Cover Letter that Will Land You an Interview!

You’ve just spent countless hours tailoring, tweaking, cursing, and agonizing over your resume. It’s about as perfect as it can be. And now you’re itching to blast your resume out to every job announcement that you’re qualified for. But before you hit the send button, there’s one more thing to consider: how to write a kick-butt cover letter. I know what you’re probably thinking: are you kidding me? Now I have to spend more time on my cover letter? Do hiring managers and HR reps even read cover letters?! The short answer is yes. Please don’t hurt me. Just hear me out. I’ve spent the last 15 years as a career counselor and coach, networking with hundreds of hiring [...]

July 20th, 2019|
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