Letter To The Editor
What a Sample Letter Can t Do You do not have much opportunity to give any hints of your personality in a resume; after all it s just a recitation of your education and work experience. In today s competitive job market many people share similar certifications and occupational backgrounds; what sets them apart is their work ethic personality and yes; even passion for the job! Prior to the interview your unique qualities can only come through in the accompanying letter. A generic sample just isn t going to give the employer an idea of what sets you apart from the hundreds of other job applicants vying for the same job.
However there are some dangers in doing this... If you have been sending out tons of resumes and not getting interviews you are probably wondering why. After all you have the requisite education and work experience required in the job posting. You are sending in both a resume and cover letter as requested so why aren t you getting any calls for interviews? The answer to this probably lies in the type of content you are sending. A lot of job seekers believe it is quite acceptable to copy and paste a sample and insert their name. There are certainly innumerable sites on the internet that can provide you with cover letter examples; however there are a few things you should consider before you simply cut and paste a sample letter and make it your own.
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And samples give you a format a way to get past a blank page. That can be very useful. Just don t make the mistake of thinking they are enough. Simply put your information in a sample cover letter and you ll turn out the same boring slush the hiring manager sees from 98% of the other candidates. Which means you re just making the job easy for the 3 people who create a cover letter that pops. But there is something you can do about it a lot in fact and it s not tough or time consuming. Here are just a couple of little known techniques for turning dull cover letter samples into hot properties recruiters want to follow up: Be like Mike.
First of all you should choose sample letters that give off the correct aura of neatness and professionalism. The document should read in such a way that it makes you appear diligent careful and resourceful. Do not send a generic cover letter as this would not allow you to be seen in such a positive light. When checking out templates and samples do not focus solely on the language of the text presentation is also important. You should use a black font and a style that gives off the right image for example Times New Roman or Ariel never use comic style fonts unless you are applying for a basic position.