Write a Compelling Cover Letter

Write a Compelling Cover Letter

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

The original post read, “Your cover letter is your opportunity to tell your story and explain why you are interested in and qualified for the job. Don’t repeat your resume or write a generic letter. Instead, write a customized cover letter that addresses the specific needs and goals of the employer, showcases your fit and value for the role, and demonstrates your enthusiasm and personality. Also, use a friendly and confident tone, avoid typos and grammar errors, and keep it short and simple.

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I added, “A cover letter, whether you are emailing it with a resume or uploading with your resume should make your skills fit obvious. Find the requirements of the position and the functionality you’ll be asked to perform. List the ones you’ve done or have experience with flush left. Flush right, write how long you’ve used that skill or performed that function flush right. If you are uploading your resume to an ATS, make your cover letter page 1 so you are demonstrating to the ATS what your relevant experience is on page one. In the body, repeat the same terms in your narrative so the ATS is seeing what it needs multiple times, You will break through and get more interviews doing that. Yes, use Grammarly, too.”

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