There are many moving pieces to a successful job hunt, including filling out applications, sending resumes, fielding phone interviews, worrying about dress code, attending in-person interviews and sending thank you notes, but one of the most important parts is the cover letter. It’s your one (and if done incorrectly, only) opportunity to shine and make a great first impression on a hiring manager. How do you write a stellar cover letter that is sure to land you an interview? Read on for three tips.
3 Tips for Writing a Cover Letter
- Be Conversational
Many times job applicants who speak, write and work normally in their real life turn to lofty and un-conversational proper English when writing a cover letter. You are interested in a new job, not “Declaring with the upmost certainty and confidence your interest in a new position that may only come about by being selected for this vocation.” Hiring managers are people, not medieval wizards granting you a wish; write the way you would speak on the job in your cover letter. Read the rest of this entry »