Cover Letter Advice

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. When you are hunting for a new job that first impression is your cover letter. Since your cover letter is the first chance you have to impress and show off your skills, make sure that it is perfect. Here are some of the rules you need to follow when it comes to writing a cover letter.

Make sure your cover letter matches in look to your resume and reference sheet. Use the same paper, font, sizing, etc.

Always include all your contact information on your cover letter, even if it is on your resume. This way, if your cover letter were to get separated from the rest of your information, you are still covered.

Spend extra time to make sure you have used the proper spelling and make sure that it is well written.

Be professional. The cover letter is usually not the time to show your sense of humor or make jokes.

It is usually not a good idea to include your salary requirements in a cover letter. There will be ample time to discuss this later.

Each cover letter should be unique. Write a cover letter for each position. If you have a generic cover letter that you send to multiple companies, it will show.

Do not include personal information on your cover letter. Cover letters should not include things like age, hobbies, etc.

Provide an overview of your selling points as an employee. Market yourself, but don't sound arrogant.

Make sure your cover letter is typed.

Follow these steps and your cover letter should shine. If you wish to have professional help with your cover letter a very reputable firm specializing in cover letter services.

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