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Write A Cover Letter Tips: Your Secret Guide To Landing A Job
by: Landon Long

No matter how you look at it, the cover letter is still the fundamental key to your job hunting success. Basically, resumes act as support to the cover letter. Since the letter should be as compact and brief as possible, you are hindered to include everything in it. Alternatively, you incorporate this necessary data in your resume. As such, it is vital to compose a cover letter with caution.

A job application process is a step-by-step procedure. If you start badly at the beginning, expect the outcome to be undesirable. A messy cover letter drops your chances to get your resume read. If your resume is not read and scanned, your chance to be interviewed is also lost. Without a job interview on your part, the door to career chance is not open. So when writing your cover letter, here are few tips for you.

· Do not Re-hash Your Resume on Your Cover Letter. It is not suggested to make only a summary of your resume and incorporate it on your cover letter. A good cover letter should spotlight only your applicable skills and experiences and tie them up gracefully with the job position. Metaphorically, a cover letter acts like a bridge between the resume and the job description.

· Coordinate Your Resume with Your Cover Letter. Aside from it to be visually appealing, the cover letter should be incorporated nicely with the resume. For instance, if you use a certain font on your cover letter, you should also use the same font on your resume. Use also the same quality of paper on both documents. In addition, use the same header on your cover letter and resume. With well-coordinated documents, your marketability will be tremendous.

· Keep it Simple and Yet Elegant. Overdoing the style and format on your letter is a big mistake, unless you are applying for a position as a graphic designer. A simple letter with great content is enough to convey your message. Never go for standard decorative fonts to draw in attention because they will not. Yet, if the employer is unconventional, be as creative as you can possibly be.

· Be Brief on Your Letter. It is critical that you catch and maintain the attention of the employer within 10 seconds. A brief and snappy letter is a great choice in doing so. If you make your letter long enough, you will lose the interest of the hiring manager. To avoid long paragraphs, do not use sentences with identical thought. Honestly, you do not need to explain everything on your letter. This is because your intention is to allow the employers’ curiosity on you. Let them call you and learn more about you through job interview.

· Use Different Letters for Different Job Applications. This only means that the cover letter should be tailored and fit the job description perfectly. It must be specific enough to highlight your strengths. Tailoring your letter for each job application can consume much of your time. Yet, it is very efficient.

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