Articles about Cover Letters
6 cover letter mistakes that might be ruining your career
With your cover letter, you are basically selling yourself. Having one that’s impressive is not an easy task to pull but most certainly worth it.
Can you wait till the application deadline to apply? Don’t be so sure
Some may see an application deadline and think, "Sweet, I have weeks to prepare my cover letter," but career experts caution against waiting too long.
You could have your resume plastered all over a race car if you win this contest
Looking to get noticed by potential employers? Well, this is certainly one way to do it.
6 phrases (and 6 words) you should never include in a cover letter
Use the right wording on your cover letter, and you’re golden. Write the wrong thing, and your application can end up in the “thanks, but no thanks” pile.
The best and worst things to put in your cover letter, according to 9 HR experts
We asked career experts and hiring managers what cover letters have left lasting impressions on them, and they shared the best and the worst cover letters they’ve ever seen.
Common cover letter mistakes new job seekers make
Like a resume, a cover letter is a single page that can make or break your chances of landing a job. In an effort to get hired fast, new job seekers might rush through the process of writing and submitting their application materials, and often make some common cover letter mistakes.
Words and phrases you should never include in your cover letter
It goes without saying that you always want to present yourself in the best possible light when you’re job searching. From how you structure your resume to what you say during a job interview, it all counts towards (and against) you during the selection and hiring process.
Do recruiters read cover letters?
The answer may surprise you.
5 ways your cover letter can grab a recruiter’s attention
Keep it short, simple, and interesting.
The best cover letters: How to write a great cover letter
The best cover letters zero in on exactly how you’re going to solve problems and add value. A good cover letter makes you stand out from the crowd. Learn how to write a great cover letter from the pros.
10 finance skills for quality finance candidates that are ready for hiring
If you're hiring, the best finance job candidates have these traits and qualities. Learn what they are and how to represent them on your resume to stand out in your job search and get hired.
Perfecting Your Cover Letter to a “T”
Use the t-format to tailor your cover letters for each job application.
Get read: How cover letters market your resume
There’s no denying that a powerful, customized cover letter is a key piece of any job search.
Showcase Your Personal Brand in Your Cover Letter
3 ways to highlight your unique value proposition.
Test Your Cover Letter
How does your cover letter rate?
Using Cover Letter Keywords to Craft Cover Letters that Get Noticed
If you’ve looked for a job in the past few years, you’re likely aware that employers are finding new ways to use resumes as screening tools.
Creating Effective Cover Letters
Do cover letters matter?
My Cover Letter Was Out of Shape
A Denver job seeker hits the gym to get in shape for a job search, then tones up his resume and cover letter.
Writing a Cover Letter to Control Your Message
Stop calling it a cover letter.