Top 10 Cover Letter Tips

6. Show where the prior skills that are known and the ones that are needed for the job match up. Make sure to expand upon this and get into fairly decent detail.

7. Edit, spell check, and make sure that the grammar is correct. Do not make the simple error of using an incorrect word and ruining the chances for an interview. Allow others to read over the cover letter and read over it personally several times before submitting it.

8. Be formal. Using a more formal style of writing allows objectiveness to be brought to the table and does not cloud a cover letter with talk of self worth.

9. Acknowledge and become what the employer wants. Make sure to show that what they desire is perfectly understood and obtainable.

10. Define what strengths are possessed. Make sure to do so without overdoing it. Be honest and straight forward but do not lie.
 

An additional tip is to explain each break in employment to fill in the gap in your resume writing. Don't complain about past employers as that will not make future employers interested in hiring you. Simply explain calmly why it was that the last job did not work out and why there was more than a two week gap between hiring periods.

 

Gail Esparan

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