Posted on Jul 10, 2019

KTS Career Coaching

Even though many say cover letters are going the way of the typewriter, there are still many employers who require one. As with writing anything, your ‘lead’ is the most important. Avoid writing, “My name is …….. and I am applying for…..” Your name is already on the letter and it is not necessary to repeat it. Since your resume is focused on highlighting your accomplishments and roles you have held, the cover letter allows you to go further by “talking” to the employer and explaining how you can add value. Of course, your document must be tailored 100% to the job description and you must show your passion for and knowledge of the company and industry. Yes, it takes time to write personalized letters for each application but it is well worth the time.
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