While your resume is your chance to make a good impression, your cover letter (or lack thereof), is the first thing a recruiter notices about you. Including a cover letter gives companies a more comprehensive look at a job applicant and what they offer. Below are 3 must-haves to include in your cover letter.
- Show your knowledge of the company – and the job you’re applying for. Why do you want to be a part of this company? What company achievements impress you?
- Sell yourself. Follow up what you know about the company with what you can bring to it. Why are you a good fit for both the company and the job? Here’s your chance to highlight a specific accomplishment you’re proud of or list your strengths.
- Keep it short and well written. Just like your resume, you want to keep the cover letter clean and to the point. A couple of paragraphs is all you need. And proofread, proofread, proofread.
Good luck writing your cover letters! Do you have any tips to add? Let us know in the comments!