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How To Write a Cover Letter For a Resume

How To Write a Cover Letter For a Resume

In this short video we are going to talk about how to write a cover letter for a resume. There are only two good reasons to write a cover letter.

1. To get your resume read.
2. To arrange a meeting / interview.

I highly prefer to use a cover letter to get a meeting. That’s what job hunting is all about. If done correctly a cover letter can be incredibly effective and a very powerful way to use one simple piece of paper.

There are three basic elements to preparing an effective cover letter:

1. Perform excellent research
2. Make it short and to the point
3. Follow up quickly

Research is the key to producing an effective cover letter for a resume. Before you write a cover letter you should research the company; know the industry; it’s products, services, people; and most important, the hiring manager and what position you want.

Short and to the point.

You should stucture your cover letter for a reume to include only four parts.

1. A line that gets their attention.
2. State the reason you are writing and what you want.
3. State how you can add value to the company.
4. Tell the reader you will be following up soon.

Followup quickly.

Following up a cover letter quickly is something that most people just don’t do. But doing so will significantly

increase your odds of getting a meeting / interview.

If you follow the advice I just gave you, you’ll have the ability to write an effective cover letter. If you feel you still need more guidance, I highly recommend you take a look at Amazing Cover Letters.

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Let me give you an example of a cover letter strategy that should guide you in all future cover letter writing.

Hiring Manager’s Name
His/Her Title
Company Name
Company Address

Dear Hiring Manager:

Bob Smith, one of your colleagues, recommended I contact you concerning my desire to work for your business Development Department. I have six months experience working on projects for Jones Associates, a consulting firm in your industry of consumer products. In my college days, I majored in Marketing, and interned with both Procter & Gamble and Staples.

I would like an opportunity to talk further. I will follow up soon, in hopes of arranging a time to meet.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Your Name

If you closely at this letter you’ll see it covers all four points. It gets the readers attention because you state that you were refered by a person they know. It states clearly the reason you wrote this cover letter and it matches their need in business development with your experience in marketing. And it respectfully states that you will be taking action by following up your letter.

In job hunting everything you do should be researched, direct, respectful and to the point. So now you should be ready to write your first cover letter. If you feel you still need more guidance, I highly recommend you take a look at Amazing Cover Letters.

Click HERE NOW to visit Amazing Cover Letters and discover more great ideas on how to write a cover letter for a resume.


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