Careers 101: Cover Letter Writing Tips & Tricks
Having a polished and professional cover letter is as important as having a polished and professional resume. We are here today to share with you some tips & tricks to ensure your cover letter is ready to submit along with your resume!
Write a fresh cover letter for each role you are applying for. A good recruiter can sniff out a copy & pasted cover letter from a mile away.
You can use a template for stylistic purposes! Ideally, it will be as aesthetically pleasing as your resume and is styled the same.
Be sure to include the hiring manager's name or the person whom you’d be reporting to name.
Showcase why you are the best fit for that role referencing skills and characteristics the job description calls for. Using key statistics highlight this very quickly! Embrace the humble-brag but don’t be too braggy.
Explain how YOU can help the company and now how they can help you.
Write in the company’s voice and use similar verbiage.
Keep the close of your cover letter short and sweet, and be sure to finish strong!
Have someone else put their eyes on it. A good writer always uses an extra set of eyes to help with the editing process.