Use Your Cover Letter to Get More Interviews

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Most people don’t use a cover letter correctly. Here’s how to do it right.

How to Get More Interviews: Follow Up and Make Your Case

Another way to get more interviews is to use your cover letter to make a case for why you’re qualified. After an opening paragraph, flush left, put the requirements of the position, put the functionality of the position. Flush right, how long and how recently you’ve done that requirement, or performed that functionality. Close it out by telling people that you’re going to follow up with them in a couple of days, if you haven’t heard from them.

Making a case in your cover letter makes sense, because it means that they’ll see very clearly, before they even open the resume file, what you’ve done that fits. And if you’re applying for a job, and you can’t have a separate cover letter, make the cover letter page one of your resume. What that’ll do is keyword stuff your resume so the applicant tracking system sees the fit.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. He is hired to provide No BS Career Advice globally. That can involve job search, hiring staff, management, leadership, career transition and advice about resolving workplace issues. Schedule a discovery call at my website,

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