A cover letter should include 3-4 paragraphs:
Generally, introduce yourself and explain briefly why you are applying. Usually only 2-3 sentences!
2) Qualifications and Selling Pitch:
Use this space to highlight 2-3 of your accomplishments and explain how you are qualified for the job.
Optionally, briefly explain why you are excited to work for the company. Thank the employer for their time and leave your contact information.
If anything, cover letters can be harder to create than resumes. Here are some tips to help get you started:
Mention anyone who referred you for the job. Also, why does the company appeal to you?
|Use the word "I" too often. It's not about you, it's about the company!|
|Use active verbs like "completed", "earned" or "accomplished".||Mention pay or salary.|
|Keep it to one page - it should only be 3 to 4 paragraphs.||Say you could fill any number of rolls within the company.|
|Address your letter to a specific person, if at all possible.||Mention anything negative about your current or former company.|
|Ask someone you know to proof read it!||Repeat or summarize your resume.|
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