Cover Letter Tips

A cover letter is not always necessary, yet sets you apart from other candidates. They are especially helpful when applying for roles that are receiving a large mass of applicants. Your cover letter should include a variety of topics to show an employer why you out of the pool of applicants are the best choice. Start by introducing yourself, making sure to explain who you are and what you do, but doing so briefly. The main and most important portions of your cover letter are describing how your past experiences relate to the position and why you are interested in the position. Not every resume will be read when you’re applying for roles with large numbers of applicant, particularly if you don’t fit the key search terms they are looking for in someone to fill the position. Use your letter as a way to highlight the most important parts of your resume that relate to the job role and make a case for yourself as to why you are a good fit. Overall, the goal is to show the employer that you are both qualified and passionate about their company and job role.

Your cover letter should be complimented with a well-written resume. Learn more about tailoring your resume, titling your resume, and resume formatting.