A well-written, targeted cover letter is an important part of any targeted job search effort. It should compliment rather than simply repeat the information on your resumé. I provide a simple to use, yet highly effective cover letter template for my clients. I write an initial draft and then collaborate with my clients to ensure their voices and tone jump off the page.
The cover letter is branded to visually complement the resumé and increase the professional presentation of an application. Writing a cover letter allows candidates to showcase their communication skills while speaking directly to the employer’s needs based on the job description. A cover letter also offers a chance to explain personal information and career goals that might not fit on a resumé.
Granted, not all recruiters are going to pour over every word of your cover letter. However, providing a cover letter shows you are a serious candidate with a strong sense of professionalism.
There is nothing worse than being under a deadline to apply to a position and struggling to write a strong cover letter. My goal with the cover letter writing process is to help clients increase their efficiency in applying to positions while ensuring their applications are strong and compelling.