A great cover letter is one of the most important elements of job finding. Most people overlook a cover letter, but a great cover letter can be the thing that sets your resume apart from the rest of the applicants. A great cover letter needs to have the following:
1. Personalized to the business - write a new cover letter for each application, include the manager or owners name and address the cover letter to them personally.
2. Stress how your skills, back ground or interests fit with the job and the business you are applying to.
3. Make sure that your cover letter matches your resume and goes over all the key elements of your experience.
4. Proof read your cover letter so that there are no spelling or other grammatical errors.
Why do all this? The cover letter gives the employer their first impression of you. If your letter is personalized it shows you are interested in working at that business. If you list your skills and interests that match what they are looking for your resume will be read over. If your cover letter is well written the employer knows you are careful and accurate. In all its a great way to get noticed!
If you are looking for help writing a great resume please call us at The Prince Albert Community Service Centre, we do great cover letters! Robert Vocational Counselor
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