First thing you want to keep in mind is, those poor hiring managers are reading tens of hundreds of cover letters and after a while, they’re all going to start blending together…make your stand out…in a good way!
educational television series, “Wonder Kids,” I knew I had to submit my resume.
You see, there’s a tremendous amount of power in identifying what the company’s desired strengths and characteristics are for the employee they want to hire. Because demonstrating that you have these Qualities is going to put you in the drivers seat in terms of getting an offer from your interview.
So you need to identify what those “Qualities” are, and infuse them into your cover letter and support them with a real example from your past (and where necessary, a success story). Here, let’s spice up Blanche’s letter a bit…starting with paragraph one.
But let me ask you this: Have you ever been on a blind date? There you are, all dressed up in your finest, ready to sit down across the table from someone you know absolutely nothing about, and hopefully survive the meeting without too much trouble. Things are great and you discover through your first awkward meeting that you’re perfect for each other and destined for years of happy togetherness.
Not only does it act as an introduction, it will also let whoever is reading it (hiring managers) know exactly why you are sending them your information as well as potentially help open the door to future meetings…and interviews!
Keep it focused on how you are When an applicant wraps up their letter this way, they’re outlining the next steps they hope the company will take (contacting them for an interview) and ensuring that the information they need to do that is right there in front of them.