Every job ad is posted in an effort to solve a problem.
Your cover letter should show that hiring you is the solution.
Here’s what we’ll cover: And make sure you read until the end as we’ve thrown in some FREE cover letter templates to get you started.
But before we get into all that, let’s tackle the big question. According to a Jobvite survey from back in 2015, only 10% of hiring managers read cover letters, which means there’s a 9 in 10 chance that all the hard work you put into a letter will be for nothing.
I was inspired to take up a major in rocketry after watching an Acme rocket launch, so I was very excited to see a position open up at Acme!
These intros skip the obvious and jump right into the important details of who you are and why they should care.
By following up, you can achieve three goals: I am eager to speak with you and discuss my possible contribution to Country Press, as I feel my experiences in communication and customer service will be an asset to the company.
Please contact me at 423-512-1143, or email me at [email protected]
This is a chance to show you’ve done your homework on the company, the position, and maybe even the hiring manager. It's a skill that can be learned (and aided with a cover letter template).
Done right, a cover letter leaves a hiring manager wanting to read your resume. Cover letters can always follow the same format (we’ll get onto that soon) and include the same seven elements. Take a look at the company website or Linked In page to see if you can track down the name of the hiring manager.