Developing a Solid Cover Letter

Cover letters are tedious and annoying, and ironically many hiring managers don’t even read them.

Gabriel Lucas

Dec 21, 2021

Developing a Solid Cover Letter

However, some people do examine them — if nothing else to find reasons to reject candidates.  Thus, as perfunctory as they might feel, take the time to develop a solid cover letter.  Whenever possible adjust it to the job at hand, but for sure don’t make it feel like a form letter.  Little things — like font misalignments, nameless salutations, and obviously generic paragraphs — will feel like fingernails on a chalkboard to someone expecting greater effort.  Finally, focus your cover letter toward the present and future more than on the past, since your résumé takes care of that latter task.  Job seeking is hard work for sure, but in the end diligence usually pays off.

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