Detroit Resume Service speaks about the often overlooked cover letter.The cover letter, in conjunction with the resume and/or employment application, is usually sent to employers by applicants seeking employment. The type of cover letter used depends on the unique situation, and it’s important to be aware of the differences, and to know where it’s appropriate to use each type.
When a job opening is known to be available, one sends an invited letter. A prospecting letter is sent when investigating the possibility of any job openings. And the networking letter is used to gather intelligence and seek assistance in your job search.
Typically no more than one page in length, cover letters are usually formatted in the standard business letter format, and the greeting should specifically target the hiring manager or decision maker by name for best effect. Make a phone call to the company or research online to find their names, if necessary. “To Whom It May Concern” and “Dear Hiring Manager” are absolutely unacceptable.
Keep the cover letter short and don’t simply repeat your resume. Use your cover letter to show that you have a real interest in that particular industry or company. And don’t be overly wordy. Give them something impactful as early as possible.
Lasty, make sure to convey to them how your abilities, skills, or personality will make you invaluable in your position. The best part of writing a winning cover letter is knowing that you don’t have to. Detroit Resume Service crafts breathtaking cover letters that perfectly complement your resume, and allow you to thrive in this down economy. And all you have to do is click here to get started.
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